Perthshire, a locality which had great attractions for me as a boy, I answered an advertisement in a popular ladies1 weekly. As far as I can recollect, it was somewhat to this effect :C omfortable home offered to a gentleman (a bachelor) at moderate terms in an elderly Highland ladys house at Pitlochry. Must be a strict teetotaller and non-smoker. F. M., Box so-and-so. The naivete and originality of the advertisement pleased me. The idea of obtaining as a boarder a young man combining such virtues as abstinence from alcohol and tobacco amused me vastly.
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