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From: "Sue Peeler" <>
Subject: Re: (SCOT] GEN-TRIVIA-SCOTLAND Digest, Vol 2, Issue 148
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 08:53:02 -0600
You mean "ordinary people" are not allowed to hunt and fish to put food on
the table? No wonder the "free lands" of the North American continent
appealed so much to so many Scots who migrated here! Fish and game free for
the taking! (of course, now we have to buy licenses -- but they're within
the price range of everyone, not just the rich). I like the Gaelic proverb -
doesn't sound like theft to me, sounds reasonable!
Sue, Shona was an outlaw, a common criminal, breaking the King's peace, a
despod A poacher. Dare I say it???? A Highlander. One of the scurge of
Scotland. As oor wee minister used to say, "Those without sin cast the
MacLean take 5 steps back and put down that stone. " hahahaha
In her defense there are few things in this world quite as tasty as a sweet
wee trout pulled from the local burn and grilled on a bit stick over an open
fire at the side of the stream. And if the good Lord did not want you to
have them he would not put them so close to the shore. I would rather argue
with a king's judge than the judge of kings.
As the old Gaelic proverb dictates:
Breac à linne, slat à coille is fiadh à fìreach - mèirle às nach do ghabh
gàidheal riamh nàire.
A fish from the river, a staff from the wood and a deer from the mountain -
thefts no Gael was ever ashamed of.
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