John Francis Campbell (29 December 1821 – 17 February1885) was a well-known Scottish author and specialized in Celtic studiesr. He studied in Eton and Edinburgh. Also, he was able to speak Gaelic, Lapp, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Italian, German and Spanish. His most famous published works are Popular Tales of the West Highlands, which include 4 volumes (1860-62), and The Celtic Dragon Myth (1911). The Master and his Man is a fairy tale from the third volume of the Popular Tales of the West Highlands. A long time ago there was one master. No servant wanted to stay with him till the end of seven years. But one young man wanted to try. Why did nobody want to work there? Did this boy cope with it?