New Year's Wake
As she neared the house, she heard party sounds, and grinned. It seemed that someone, at least, was having fun here on -- if she remembered her charts right -- the Isle of Skye. The North Sea in winter . . . yes, she was lucky to be alive.
When she knocked on the door, the party sounds got louder -- until the door opened, and someone saw her.
"Och, we have a soaked lass out here!" the young man exclaimed. He turned back into the house, called for blankets and a hot drink, then put his arm around