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Page 22 - Lauchie MacLellan Tells "Lauchie's Dream"

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1979/8/1 (289 reads)

• Bheir mise dhut drudhag de dh'uisge Poin nam Magan agus cuiridh tu anns an deoch aig Corra Chriostag e agus their thu na briathran seos Tha mi 'gad chur fo chroisibh 's fo gheas? aibh, < Gu bi thu 'nad chailleach ghrannda, Mi-chneasda agus mi-mheasail. Mar a tha Cailleach Poin nam Magan, Gus am faigh thu an duine a rugadh air an aon lath', Agus air an aon uair agus air an aon mhion- aid riut fhein. Gheobh thu e 'na shineadh fo chraoibh air taobh cladach ann an cearn iomallach dhe'n domhan. Agus gu toir thu leat e gus am faigh sibh anam an fhamhair a tha ann am meadhon na creig' uaine air sgeirean creag- ach' Eilean an Fhamhair. Tha mult dubh am meadhon na creigeadh. Tha lacha am broinn a' mhuilt. Tha ubh am broinn a' lacha. Tha anam an fhamhair am broinn an uibh.' An uair a chuir mo mhuime na geasan sin ormsa, cha robh fios agam gu de dheanainn. Thug m'athair dhomh long agus sgioba agus thuirt e rium, 'Bithidh thusa, mo ghaoil, a' falbh feuch an amais thu air a' chla? dach far am bheil an duine 'na chadal fo "When my stepmother put those spells on me, I did not know what to do. My father gave me a ship with a crew and said to me, 'You are departing, my love, to see if you can discover the shore where the man sleeps imder a tree. My warmest blessings be with you and I wish you a good journey. "That is why you are here. The first thing that we must do now is to return to my fa? ther's country. In an out-of-the-way part of the country lives another witch whom they call the Old Hag of the Hollow. She's a half-sister to the Old Hag of the Toad Pond, and there is a great deal of spite between them: they never got along. I wish and pray that she will help us." I said that I would go with her, and so I did. The sails were raised and we cut through the sea until at last we reached our destination. We put out the anchor. Corra Chriostag and I set out in a boat with two lively lads at the oars. We made straight for a small inlet leading into the island where we landed. There was a big mountain on each side of us and anoth? er big mountain a few miles before us. We started walking inland between the two mountains. There was a great forest of thickets surrounding us but we made our Miners'Village Restaurant We are fully licensed and we feature a complete menu from sandwiches to full-course meals In the setting of a turn-of-the-century mining community ad.jacent to the Miners' Museum Complex 11 AM to 9 PM, Phone:849-1788 QUARRY POINT, GLACE BAY Speedy Propane FILLING STATIONSI Speedy Propane Bulk Plant Kings Road,Sydney J.E.Benoit. Arichat Robin's. Cheticamp Fraser*8 Campground. Baddeck Inlet Campground. Baddeck 'ob Wjtlgen'?? npft?? Reserve SHEEP SKINS GAIN FAVOUR Auckland • New Zealanders in large numbers are rediscovering a remedy as old as the father of medicine, Hippocrates. He recommended animal skins for the prevention of bedsoreso In New Zealand especially treated sheep skins are coming into favor for many purposes, both in hospitals and in private homes. Tests in New Zealand hospitals indicated that sheep skins clipped to a length of about one inch of wool are exceedingly effective for the bedridden. The patient lies directly on the woolen surface, preferably without even pajamas. The resilience of the wool and its ability to absorb moisture prevent the harmful effects of perspira? tion at points of pressure. Doctors find that patients who have sheepskins an hospitals are so delighted with them that they are loath to give them up after being discharged. They like the com? fort, warmth and luxury of sleeping on the rugs and many have bought similar skins for use at home. Some persons with rheumatism or arthritic conditions have found that they sleep more comfortably on the rugs. The parents of paralyzed children have found they can leave them longer without having to be turned under such conditions. Skins selected for the purpose are fine quality wool fleece, with the skin carefully chrome tanned. Sheep skin rugs do not need to be washed nearly as frequently as cot? ton sheets, but special washing techniques are necessary. High temperatures must be avoided in washing and drying, or the skins shrink, distort or become matted. Rugs of this kind are becoming so popular that stores are finding difficulty keep? ing pace with demand. SYDNEY SHIP SUPPLY
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