The short story “Uncle Dougie’s Suitcase” by Alastair Chisholm begins with Douglas, the narrator, recounting an event from his childhood when he was nine. As a child, he always looks forward to Uncle Dougie’s visits and his exotic presents. One time, he peeks into Uncle Dougie’s suitcase because he is impatient and wants to see his present. Uncle Dougie catches him in the act and tells him a story about the consequences of looking when it is forbidden. 

Uncle Dougie’s story is about Charlie Hannion, a friend of Dougie’s. He was a Scottish football fan who liked to climb on the luggage movers at airports and go around a few times. The first time Charlie did this, Uncle Dougie asked him what he saw on the other side of the luggage door which wa...

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