The Stoor Worm was undoubtedly the most dreaded creature in the world.

By

Oliver T. Spedding

The Muckle Mester Stoor Worm

A farmer and his wife had seven sons.

The youngest son was named Assipattle and his parents were unable to persuade him to do any work.

All day he lay beside the big open fire in the farm kitchen, caring little for the ashes that settled on his idle body.