1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and turn RH
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) ending 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 1s set and ¾ turn LH while 2s+3s cross RH and set, 1s set and ¾ turn LH while 2s+3s change places on sides RH and set
25-32 1s dance diagonal R&L
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
It was published in 1929 as was John Joy Bell's "Hoots", Junior's "Aberdeen Again" and Sir Harry Lauder's "My Best Scotch Stories". Canny Tales was part of a series sporting tartan covers and published by Valentine And Sons of Dundee.
Here is one of the shorter jokes of Canny Tales to give you a flavour. It is called "What For":
The author/compiler of the book advises us that the collection of jokes are mostly from the records of a secret club. His preface describes the club's origins:
According to Christine Davies in "The Mirth Of Nations" such joke tellers are "making fun of the very essence of Scottishness and yet they are in no sense denying their own Scottish identities; on the contrary they are proclaiming it".
Canny is Scottish for "careful".