BATTLE OF GLEN SHIEL.
��narrows to a ravine through which the river when swollen by the rains rushes foaming along in fine cascades. Along the right bank the rocks were so steep that till the present road was cut no pas- sage was possible ; on the left bank there was a narrow opening beneath a precipitous crag. A little above the uppermost of the waterfalls the country folks still point out " the black colonel's grave" some swarthy Spaniard, perhaps, who fell that clay far from the cork-groves of Southern Spain. They tell too how the Spanish soldiers who surrendered themselves as prisoners of war
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��first cast their arms into the deep pool below. A dreadful story has been recorded by an Englishman who lived for many years at Inverness. "He had been assured," he writes, "by several officers who were in the battle, that some of the English soldiers who were dangerously wounded were left behind for three or four hours. When parties were sent to them with hurdles made to serve as litters, they were all found stabbed with dirks in twenty places." ' The story may not be true. If it is, the clansmen were as savage after Glen Shiel, as were the regular troops twenty-seven years later after Culloden.
1 Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland, ii. 179.