Noo, Beenie Walkinshaw, said she, I maun put you to the straights o a question.
To Him we maun flee the moment oor eyes are opent to what we've been aboot!
There maun be some truth in thae auld stories aboot a deevil; he hed an awfu' grup o' me the end o' that year.
Eh, but they maun be sair hungert afore they tak til the vera dirt!
But I maun awa up to St. Anthony's, and get ane o' the brethren.
But it maun be true, for that maun hae been what the angels cam cryin upo' me for.
I maun have ye back, lad; I will not be knocking my hands to pieces doing two mens work to please any man.
A man may woo where he will, but maun wed where his weird is.
She'll turn up some day, nae doot; we maun jist wait till she does.'
Every wight has his weird, and we maun a' dee when our day comes.