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"Curdies" a Glasgow Sketch Book
By Hugh S. Roberton
Our thanks to John Henderson for sending this into us


This book, containing, as it does, what might be called the small change of journalism, I have entitled CURDIES. That it may bring half as much joy to the reader as that small coin of the realm was wont to bring to me when I was a boy is my fervent wish.

The sketches have appeared variously in The Daily Express, The Daily Record, and The Glasgow Evening News.

Hugh S. Roberton


Note: These chapters are in pdf format.

Chapter I - The He'rt o' a Lion
Chapter II - The Blantyre Bodie
Chapter III - Nancy Pretty
Chapter IV - The "Ayes" have it
Chapter V - The Fairy Queen
Chapter VI - His Master's Voice
Chapter VII - The Foggy Morning
Chapter VIII - A Sair Tranchle
Chapter IX - Santa Claus
Chapter X - Geordie
Chapter XI - Foyle and Kitty
Chapter XII - For Talkin's Sake
Chapter XIII - Bridget
Chapter XIV - The Soliloquist
Chapter XV - Elizabeth Geory
Chapter XVI - "Flesh and Blood"
Chapter XVII - Granny More
Chapter XVIII - Inebria Musica
Chapter XIX - An Extraordinary Success
Chapter XX - On the Baurheid Caur
Chapter XXI - Wings, Maiks, and Curdies
Chapter XXII - A Cup-Tie Reprisal
Chapter XXIII - The Glens of Antrim
Chapter XXIV - The Patriots
Chapter XXV - Song and Chestnuts
Chapter XXVI - Mrs MacNippy Speaks Out
Chapter XXVII - Justice
Chapter XXVIII - The Artist
Chapter XXIX - The Precentor
Chapter XXX - In a Country Kirkyard
Chapter XXXI - The Broomielaw
Chapter XXXII - "Men That Were Boys"
Chapter XXXIII - O to be in England
Chapter XXXIV - "Here's Luck!"

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