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A'JEAN Tamson's Bairns

By Joe Corrie


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Glenchalloch mansion house, once the home of Sir Michael and Lady Curtis, fell upon evil days and stood empty for many years until taken over and converted into an Eventide Home. In the village it is believed that Lady Curtis had made pilgrimages to the empty mansion from time to time. The elderly, homeless women who now occupy the house are at variance over an old woman, Mrs. Smith, who has been brought to the Home from a common lodging-house. She is a harmless, dreamy, and mysterious old soul, and her only supporter is Maggie McPhail, a kindly, broad-minded character. Old Mrs. Smith is frowned upon, and even suspected of being a thief, until Lady Mowbrey, the wife of the Health Minister pays a visit to Glenchalloch, and the real identity of Mrs. Smith is disclosed. There is plenty of scope for acting and production, combining humour with pathos, and with a universal appeal.