Loyal Lochaber and its associations historical, generalogical, and traditionary

9781236275226: Loyal Lochaber and its associations historical, generalogical, and traditionary
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ... and listened to weird stories of water kelpies, urisks, and other supernatural monsters peculiar to the Highlands, told by a famous raconteur and jolly fellow, whose mind is a very storehouse of Highland anecdote. Air 'ur sl&inte Tom MacKay in a bumper of f lor dhritihd nam bkann; I hope to have many a good day's fishing with you yet, and listen to a few more of your inimitable yarns under the old roof-tree CHAPTER XXVI. Mais "reactions a, nos moutons" and proceed to explore the further beauties of the glen. Noticing as we pass along the famous "Clach-an-lurramain" or rocking stone, which we may see in a meadow a short distance beyond the house. The ravages of time, or an act of vandalism on the part of some brainless tourist, has altered the poise of the upper boulder, and it no longer rocks. The hill immediately at the rear of the stone is called in the vernacular "Cnocan-na-mi-chomhairle? or " the hill of evil counsel," from the following circumstances. Sometime after the great fight at Invernahavon in 1386, the then chief of the Glen Nevis Camerons was desirous of making peace with his old enemies, the powerful Clan Chattan, and in order that some mutual agreement should be arrived at, he invited them to a friendly conference in Glen Nevis, to discuss the terms of the proposed treaty. JThese peaceful overtures on the part of their chief did not please the more warlike spirits among the Camerons, and although they attended the meeting at the bidding of MacSorlie, they did so with the greatest reluctance, and with the spark of hatred smouldering within their breasts. In this inflammable condition it is not to be wondered at that a quarrel should arise, as arise it did, with terrible consequences to the race of Somer...

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