People: Troubled

The Duke of Argyll, 72-year-old, 20-titled, elf-seeing, Gaelic-speaking laird of Inveraray, Scotland, received in absentia a court admonition (public reproof carrying no fine or sentence). The trouble started when 79-year-old Town Clerk Robert Sutherland Corrigall stopped by with some Department of Health recommendations for cleaning up the ducal estate. His crusty Lordship listened carefully, politely shook hands, then gave his caller a good caning followed by an offer to throw him in nearby Loch Fyne. The Duke refused to appear in court, sent word that, after seven weeks of reflection, he had apologized....

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