Weel mounted on his gray mare, Meg–
A better never lifted leg–
Tam skelpit on thro’ dub and mire;
Despisin’ wind and rain and fire.
Whiles holding fast his gude blue bonnet;
Whiles crooning o’er some auld Scots sonnet;
Whiles glowring round wi’ prudent cares,
Lest bogles catch him unawares:
Kirk-Alloway was drawing nigh,
Whare ghaists and houlets nightly cry.
Well mounted on his grey mare, Meg.
A better never lifted leg,
Tom, raced on through mud and mire,
Despising wind and rain and fire;
Whilst holding fast his good blue bonnet,
While crooning over some old Scots sonnet,
Whilst glowering round with prudent care,
Lest ghosts catch him unaware:
Alloway’s Church was drawing near,
Where ghosts and owls nightly cry.
Help Tam find Meg using his description of her!
“She is a gray mear wi a derk gray mane an a tail the verra same-like. Her saddle and bridle disnae luik the same colour. Hir plaidie neath her saddle is blue.”
Which Meg below matches the Scots description of her? Try ruling out the ones that definitely don’t.
“She is a grey horse with a darker grey mane, her tail is the same shade. Her saddle and bridle don’t look the same colour. The blanket beneath her saddle is blue.”