CATERWAILIN CATERANS! CAPTAIN HADDIE SPEAKS SCOTS!
‘Ay, I’d hae gien them laldie, lad, if they’d jist waited on me! But they ran aff like mealie-mou’ed mappies… forby ane that duntit me at my back, the cooart!‘
Tintin an Tarrie follae a series o byordinar clues that pit them on the trail o a dangerous drugs cartel. In their pursuit, Tintin is steekit i the hold o Captain Haddie’s ship, the Karaboudjan – whaur the captain is sair hauden doon by the bottle an keepit i the pooch o his crew. Wi the sweltry Sahara on the ae side an the wattery deepths o the Mediterranean Sea on the tither, this adventur fair pits the lives oTintin an his freens in deidly danger…
Scots translation by Susan Rennie
published by Dalen Scot November 2015