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f haicear tigh-osda aig ceann gach claise.) " Policemen
will become so numerous in every town that they may
be met with at the corner of every street." "Travelling
merchants " [pedlars and hawkers] " will be so
plentiful that a person can scarcely walk a mile on
the public highway without meeting one of them."
The following is from "A Summer in Skye,"
by the late Alex. Smith, author of " A Life Drama."
Describing Dun vegan Castle and its surroundings, he
says: — "Dun Kenneth's prophecy has come to pass—
' In the days of Norman, son of the third Norman, there
will be a noise in the doors of the people, and wailing
in the house of the widow ; and Maclood will not have
so many gentlemen of his name as will row a five-oared
boat round the Maidens.' If the last trumpet had been
sounded at the end of the French war, no one but a
Macleod would have risen out of the churchyard of
Dun vegan. If you want to see a chief (of the Macleods)
now-a-days you must go to London for him." There
can be no question as to these having been fulfilled to
the letter.
" The day will come when a fox will rear a litter of
cubs on the hearthstone of Castle Downie." " The day
will come when a fox, white as snow, will be killed on
the west coast of Sutherlandshire." "The day will
come when a wild deer will be caught alive at Chanonry
Point, in the Black Isle." All these things have come
to pass.
"With respect to the clearances in Lewis, he said —
" Many a long waste feannag (rig, once arable) will yet
be seen between Uig of the ]\Iountains and Ness of the
Plains." That this prediction has been f." filled to

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