Carsphairn Archive

Illustration of The Farmer

Item

ExC_40.jpg

Title

Illustration of The Farmer

Description

Many years ago the Laird of Bargally was riding alone on the road between Carsphairn and Dalmellington when he met a stranger who succeeded, after a struggle, in stealing the Laird’s purse. In the struggle, the assailant's bonnet and wig fell off but these were left behind in the thiefs haste to leave.

Later, a well known, respected local farmer rode by and seeing the bonnet and wig, picked them up and put them on his head and rode home, thinking that he would give his family surprise
and some amusement.

But, as soon as he had put them on, the Laird of Bargally came buck with some re-inforcements. The unlucky farmer, caught with the vital evidence on his head, was taken away, put in prison and eventually tried.

See ExC_42 - The Laird of Bargally for the next part of the story.

Identifier

ExC_40

Contributor

CA

Collection

Citation

DAC, “Illustration of The Farmer,” Carsphairn Archive, accessed May 19, 2024, http://carsphairn.org/CarsphairnArchive/items/show/3268.