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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 7 (October 2, 1939)

The Challenge

The Challenge.

A Scotsman and a Yorkshireman were talking in a railway carriage. The Scot talked loud and long about what he and his countrymen could do. At last the Yorkshireman grew exasperated.

“Tha's been opening thy mouth wide,” he said, “about what tha can do. Tha can do this and tha can do that. Now tell me summat tha can't do and ah'll do it for thee.”

But the Scot had the last word.

“Well,” he replied, “Ah canna pay ma fare.”

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