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THE PROPHECIES OP THE BRAHAN SEER. 13
not aware that such a calamity as is here foretold has
yet occurred, nor are we aware of the locality of the loch
or the village.
We have received various versions of the, as yet,
unfuMlled prediction regarding "Clach an t-Seasaidh,"
near the Muir of Ord. This is an angular stone, sharp
at the top, which at one time stood upright, and was of
considerable height. It is now partly broken and lying
on the ground. " The day will come when the ravens
will, from the top of it, drink their three fulls, for three
successive days, of the blood of the Mackenzies."
Mr Maclennan's version is: — "The day will come
when the ravens will drink their full of the Mackenzies'
blood three times off the top of the " Clach Mhor," and
glad am I (continues the Seer) that I will not live to see
that day, for a bloody and destructive battle will be
'fought on the Muir of Ord. A squint-eyed (cam), pox-
pitted, tailor will originate the battle ; for men wil be-
come so scarce in those days that each of seven women
will strive hard for the squint-eyed tailor's heart and
hand, and out of this strife the conflict will originate."
Mr Macintyre writes regarding these : — " The pro-
phecies that ' the raven will drink from the top of
* Clach an t-Sea?:aidh,' its full of the blood of the Mac-
kenzies tor three successive days,' and ' that the Mac-
kenzies would be so reduced in numbers, that they
would be all taken in an open fishing-boat (scuta dubh)
back to Ireland from whence they originally came,'
remain still unfulfilled."
In the Kintail versions of these predictions they are
made to apply to the Macraes, who are to get so scarce
that a cripple tailor of the name is to be in such request

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