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246 Ghost Lights of the West Highlands.

Collector]. Beagan an dcigh sin chaochail leanamh ann T. agus thainig fios air mo mhathair gus an corp ruith 's a charamh" (a stereotyped phrase).

"When we were in Glenlyon, my mother and I were returning from Tomachaoran. It was night, and we wished to avoid the banks of the river (or the loch ?) as it is dread- ful even in daytime, and went a little higher up the hillside, and a small light came and followed at the side of my mother till we came near the house. Soon thereafter a child died in T., and my mother got a message to lay out the body."

(2). Reciter Manse-servant :

" Nuair a bha sinn ann gleannliomhainn cha robh buth na b'fhaisg oirnn na Tighndroma mu choig mile diag air falbh o'n tigh againn. Tra bha sud chaidh mo mhathair an rathad sin a cheanach' gnothaichean. An deigh dhi a gnothach fhaotainn thairg am marsanta dhi ri ghiulan na b'e toil e chum a banacoimhearsnach nithean a bha truist' aig' an sud. Thug i leatha iad agus thug i am monadh orra san dorch leotha. Chum gu'm biodh iad na's fhasa dhi ghiulan, thog i suas a guna agus chuir i ^na trusag e, a ceangal le sniom an sgiobull air a culthaobh. An deigh so chunnaic i solus a tearnadh agus g'a fhalach fhein na trusaig. Mu dheireadh ruigi far an robh am parcel ri liubhairt, agus fhuair i mach gur e bha aic' air a giulann aodach mairbh. Nan robh fios aic air so roimh, cha tainig i riamh thair a' mhonaidh lies 's an oidhche."

" When we were in Glenlyon there was no shop nearer to us than Tyndrum, about fifteen miles from our house. Once my mother went that way to make some purchases. After she had done her business, the shopkeeper offered her some things ordered there to take to a neighbour's wife, if she would oblige him. She accepted them, and in the dark took the hill homewards with them. That they might be the more easily carried she put the bundle, tied with a string, among the folds of her skirt on her back,