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The Story of Thunderguts and the Minister’s Dog
James Spence

James Spence tells a personal anecdote from his school days in Jeddart – or Jedburgh – in the Scottish Borders, about a metal work teacher affectionately known as Thunderguts. He then tells a story about a minister from Minto, a small town near Hawick, and a man who could  teach dogs to talk. These humourous tales are told in Spence’s rich Borders dialect.