19 October 2014

James Leith's wager

A few days ago, JAMES LEITH, a young man, servant to Mr SKENE of Skene, after performing a hard day's work, viz. two yokings of a 4-oxen plough in unimproved ground, undertook, for a trifling wager, to bag one hundred stones, each placed at the distance of an ell, within one hour!  He accomplished his task within 52 minutes.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th October 1814.

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