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Thot they dud, an' ot the very moment the munuster asked what would the bairn's name be.
"Ut's no meself I'm thunkun' on," she is reported to have said many times, "but ut's the puir fatherless bairn. Uf aught happened tull Samuel where wull the bairn stond?"
Never a bairn on Island McGill talked so loud an' tull such purpose.
Do the world run by hut or muss, an' be God a weak, shully-shallyun' creature thot ud alter the fate an' destiny o' thungs because the worm Margaret Henan seen fut tull name her bairn Samuel?
"Eleven bairns ha' I borne," she said; "sux o' them lossies an' five o' them loddies.
"Mak," he says, "with your leave let me give your bairn but sixpence."
If ye see the laird, tell him what ye hear; tell him this makes the twelve hunner and nineteen time that Jennet Clouston has called down the curse on him and his house, byre and stable, man, guest, and master, wife, miss, or bairn -- black, black be their fall!"
'We have changed places,' she says; 'that was just how I used to help you up, but I'm the bairn now.'
Earnshaw was ready to fling it out of doors: she did fly up, asking how he could fashion to bring that gipsy brat into the house, when they had their own bairns to feed and fend for?
'Nor me either: I'm not so old but what I can stand hard fare and hard work, if it's only to help and comfort them as I've loved like my own bairns: for all I'm too old to bide the thoughts o' leaving
These bans an' wafts an' boh-ghosts an' bar-guests an' bogles an' all anent them is only fit to set bairns an' dizzy women a'belderin'.
Five pounds of the drug was discovered when James Fair bairn was searched during his arrest for an unrelated matter on Friday.