"Yer teeterin like a sissy – the secret’s muckle sturdy tackety bits what gie ye stability. No these wee licht baffies ye’ve on"
tackety bits, ~buits, ~butts, ~butes: hobnailed boots.
"You are teetering like a sissy – the secret is big sturdy hobnailed boots that will give you stability. Not those little light slippers you’ve on."
Daring young ex soldiers are not goin to lose the chance of adventure, legs or no legs, if they get the opportunity.
Maybe not on stilts though.
But I know as a kid, that if more than one set of stilts were available, then suitable games were invented.