Catherine Sinclair's Hieroglyphic Tale: A Sunday.

Catherine Sinclair was the daughter of Sir John Sinclair, author and instigator of the first Statistical Account of Scotland series at the end of the 18th Century. Sir Walter Scott referred to Sir John as "...that Great Caledonian Bore...", but his daughter shows a delightful light touch and sense of humour, as shown in the account of her travels titled Scotland for the Scotch which I refer to in my book. I thought I would add this scarce tale to this website, which was published in 1862, two years before her death. Whilst respecting the sanctity of Sunday, which still holds sway in parts of Scotland, the tale tells of the chaos caused when a little girl finds herself late. It is told partly in pictures - a hieroglyphic story.