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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Carrick the Banker and the power of wit

A COUNTRYMAN having applied to Mr. Carrick to discount a bill which had three months and seventeen days to run, the banker, after carefully looking at both sides of it, as was his invariable custom, said tható

"It was not usual to take bills of a longer date than three months." Upon which the applicant, scratching his head and looking slyly at Mr. Carrick, said:

"That may be your usual way, sir, but ye ken the days are unco short at this time of the year!" The bill was discounted.

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