THE hoodie fell to at catechising the gorrachan, and she said to him,--
"If thou seest one coming, and a slender stick in his oxter, and a broad end to it, flee--that will be a gun; he will be going to kill thee. If thou seest one coming, and lifting a pebble, it is lifting it to kill thee that he will be--flee. If thou seest one coming fair straight forward, and without anything in his oxter, and with
out stooping, thou needst not stir, that one will not touch thee."
"What," said the croaker, "if the stone be in his pouch?"
"Oh!" said the Hoodie, "I need not be instructing thee any longer."