This letter is still preserved, and it does not answer to Rale's account of it.
See Francis, Life of Rale, where the entire passage is given.
The death of Rale and the destruction of Norridgewock did not at once end the war.
They were rale good dogs, and would mind you, master Oscar, most as well as me.
Thof he's such a friend at a pinch, he's a rale mon of business.
His rale name they say his mither says, is George Moray—wi' an o an' no a u-r.
If it wasna for him it wad hae been a rale nice, genteel mairrage.
It was gey like him, the photygraph, and so everybody kent it wasna the rale Art.
It was no ghost—but rale plump flesh and hot blood, I'll swear.
"He's rale agrayable, Michael is—whin he wants to be," she added.