Notes on the text
These notes, by John McGivering, are partly new, and partly based on the ORG. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan (London) Standard Edition of Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories, as published and frequently reprinted between 1899 and 1950.
In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes.It is, incidentally, interesting to note that there is no mention of a crew; similarly there is no chauffeur or other domestic staff except the butler in “The Honours of War” (A Diversity of Creatures) and no servants to organise the picnic in “False Dawn” (Plain Tales from the Hills”)
Youth on the prow , and Pleasure at the helm.
Leave untended the herd’[Page 111, line 24] Mussoorie The hill-station and health resort, in Dhera Dun District on a peak of the lower Himalayas, 78 miles east of Umballa.
The flock without shelter;
Leave the corpse uninterr’d
The bride at the altar.