John Francis Campbell was a Scottish author, mostly known as a collector of folklore. “The Slim Swarthy Champion” is a Scottish fairy tale, entered in the “Popular Tales of the West Highlands” collection. The narration is about one poor man, dwelling in Ardnah-Uamh, who has a little son. The man learns him until he is the fourteen years of age. When he is fourteen years of age, he says to the father, that the time is come to be doing for himself, and requests to give him a fishing-rod and a basket. When the youth gets it, he goes into the journey… Start your acquaintance with the Scottish culture with the “Popular Tales of the West Highlands” collection! Enjoy the reading!