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sooner than they were admitted to that dismally seat, than the horse entered the lake concomitantly with the crew; only the hindmost fell over, who brought home the titling of the fatal event.

Anciently, in the vicinity of the said lake, a notorious robber inhabiting a cave or hollow, running horizontally below the form of the old road there, where his cruel sagacity perceived by the ear the people passed and repassed there, ravening them with perpetrate force of all the money would appear in their custody, who was such a violent assaulter, that it was timorous for the wayfaring to pass in the proximity of his concavity under any cloud of the night. At the same time, it is said, that another assaulter inhabited a cave in Craig-maurianich, laying a distant from Glenogle. His first name was Paul, who was on certain time a distant from his cave, detected or convicted by the inhabitants, acting perhaps in his pernicious practice. They followed him in such hostile intention, that one of the pursuers drew his bow on venture, by which the arrow entered the assaulter’s heel. By his hot imagination to have recourse to shelter, he got some advantage of ground of uneven surface, that he meet with, excavate for lurking himself, where