The History of Leith

May 30, 2006

Letter from Jimmy-the-Gum to his Big Brother Barney-the-Smasher

This broadside begins: ‘ROYAL HOUSE DISTILLERY, Eliventeenth of Cawnpore, Dear Barney, – I am writing these few lines on the top of an old Indian drum, with neather top, bottom, nor sides to it. We landed here when we got on shore. Our first battle was at Never-sa-dhi. There was many thousands killed but I am happy to state there were no lives lost.’ The broadside was published by the Poet’s Box in Dundee. It does not carry a date of publication. for more click here

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