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Conversation about superstition

This recording is a conversation about Black Isle superstitions. We were unfortunately unable to recognise some of what what being said. If you do, let us know.
The Scots transcription uses the traditional literary conventions described in Wir Ain Leed, it is a transcription of what was said, not an attempt at phonetic accuracy.

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Well eh, read a story aboot supersteetion, A think it wis, eh, at the, A believe tae, wis gien the money, its aboot the ????, ay, there wis, its a man fae Auch, an he wis gien a ???? aboot the bureau. We uisst tae ken that we wad get wir shillins fae past the Saubath, an this man, him an A wis at the station at Auch.
A ???? but the meenister, an eh, whan he saw the meenister he disappeart like a flash o lichtnin oot o ma sicht. So A wis wunderin tae see him gaein awa, but houiver, we gat on the train thegither, an whan we reached Mullochy this ???? that the train wis shuntin, an juist whan we wis on the cairiage the waggon wi the beasts stopt richt opposite the window, an o coorse, me bein kin o little, A dinna see it wis in the wagon but A said "that's a ????", he said "that's thaimsels", an A wis that vext A spoke tae him because A kent the supersteetion. "Oh ay, oh!" He said, "thare nae luck that'll come ower me the day" he said, "that's first the meenister, an that's thaimsels A'll no get the bureau the day", an as guid as he said it, ye dinna get the bureau ????, did he get it? An he said "no" he said, "A dinna get it" he says, "hou coud A get it" he says, "whan A first met the meenister an thaimsels."
That wis verra strange eh? Ay that wis strange, but that wis the case. Ay! Ye dinna get it. Ach A'm no thinkin thare wis onything ????, no no! It wis juist the man's sair mynd ye see, oh ay, ay! It wisna nothing on thaimsels tho, no no! It wis juist he thocht that, he thocht that an that coloured his eh, his een. Ay o coorse, ay! That wad be that.