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Elphinstone Kist   Prose bi Bairns

The Packer     by: McKay, Valerie

Aye, aye, fit like? As ye probably ken my name's Muggie-Jess an I'm a packer quine that wirks in the Broch. I've got tae wirk in aa the coorse weather, snaa tae, twistin aa the herrin properly or the heid ringer'll get me! I bet ye kent that already!

Ma hauns get richt sair wirkin aa day, sae I hae tae weir cloots on ma fingers. An fin I get a minute, I hiv tae sow up ma man's troosers an socks.It's a hard job, bit somebody's got tae dae it!

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