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        PREFACE.
         
        THESE 
          sketches are taken from a series written originally for newspaper purposes.  
          Revision of them has made their author keenly conscious of their 
          defects; but Bawbie and Sandy are characters who might be completely 
          spoiled by improvement.  The aketches are therefore presented as they 
          were hastily “rubbed-in” for serial publication.
        The 
          “foo,” “far,” “fat,” and “fan” of the Angus dialect have been changed 
          into the more classic “hoo,’ “whaur,” &c.; otherwise the sketches 
          remain in the form in which they have gained quite an unexpected popularity 
          amongst Scottish readers both at home and abroad.
         
        ARBROATH, 
          N.B.,
        April, 1899.