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THE MAIDEN'S LEAP.
The mn had sunk behind Ben Nevis'
towering triple peak, and the mountain,
cast a deep shadow over the castle of In
verloch? and far out upon the placid blue
waters of Lochiel.
A m rry group of Highland 11.
lasses ere conjrreKated upon the green
sward lfore the castle's walls, threading
with joyous steps the mazes of the dance,
to the inspiring notes of the shrill bagpipe.
All was mirth and glee, when an un
toward accident distnrbed the harmonv of
the scene. A band of Highlanders 'de
scended the mountain p.iss, driving before
them a herd of cattle. A bull, shaggy and
untamel, broke from the herd, and with a
ferocious bellow dashed toward the circle
With shrill cries they broke up their
sport aid fled in all directions. The in
furiated animal singled out one fair girl,
probably attracted by her scarf, the pre
vailing color of which was red, and closely
Thou;h fear lent her wings, the Wfcd
beast gMned upon her. He was close at
her heels, his head leveled for the plunge,
when a tall Highlander sprang before the
flying g rl, grasped the bull by the horns,
and with a dexterous movement hurled
the huj.-e animal upon its back. Kre it
conldrine to ius ten again, the drovers,
who hail been swarming to the rescue of
the girl, bound it securely with cords.
When i;oa1ed to its feet again, the bull
moaned plaintively, and looked around be
wildered and subdued by its rough tumble.
The villagers of Inveilochy thronged
around the man who had performed this
great f. ;:t of muscular strength, and the
fair girl lie had saved timidly thanked her
deliverer. They all gazed curiously upon
him, for it was now perceived that he did
not wear the tartan of the Campbells, and
was a st ranger.
He Wf . a boy iu years, not over twent v,
and yet fully developed, standing full six
feet fou inches in height, clad in Highland
costume , which displayed his well propor
tioned firm to great advantage, and wear
ing an i-.ile's feather in his bonnet, the
symbol of a chief. His target, or shield,
"round as the moon," covered with ox
hide and studded with brass knobs, hung
around bis neck. The hilt of a huge two
handed claymore peeped from under his
left arm, and a long dirk rested hi the
sheath upon his right thigh. Clad in this
picturesque garb, with long flowing locks
of light brown hair, a ruddy com plexiuii
and a bright blue eye, he was a fine type of
those ancient warriors of the Gael whom
the bare Ossiau has immortalized in song.
"What is thy name, pretty lassie?" he
asked tl e girl, when she had thanked him
for the k-ood service and stolen a clance of
admiration at the frank, open face and
stalwart form of her preserver.
"I am called Annie of .Lochiel," she an
swered, timidly, yet with a sweet smile
that had a strange fascination for the
young 1 Highlander, who found it impossi
ble to w:tbdraw his gaze from that win
ning fat e.
"Are ; ou a Cameron of the Clan Ixch
ielf" he asked, eagerly, and with interest.
"Xot he!" broke in one of the men of
Inverlo liy, who wore the badge of an un
der chie'. "She is a Campbell, and we call
her Annie of I.ochiel because she was born
by yond -r water. Her mother was a Mc
Ian: s ie died when Annie was an infant;
Her fatl er whs Duncan Campbell, laird of
Morven, and he was slain by the Gordons
of Hunt ey in the raid of Garioch. There's
her history in a nutshell. 1 that tell it to
you am Malcolm MacPhie, captain of In
verlochj.and now, my braw gillie, who
The Highlander reared las tall form
with haughty pride as he replied:
"I am Alastcr iacl)oualil, son of Coll-of-the-left-haud,
chieftain of Mingarry aud
A buzz went around the circle at these
words. The iMacDonaids were a bold and
warlike clan, and Coll-of-tlic-left-haud was
not unk inwn to fame.
"I ha'-e heard of the chieftain of Kin
tyre," returned Malcolm MacPhie, "but
why do T hey call him -ol the left hand?'"
"Faitl I I know not," answered Alaster
carelessly, "unless it be t hat he can wield
his claymore as well with the left hand m
with the right."
A murmur of admiration greeted this
announcement. Strength of limb and
skill iu urms were considered great virtues
in those warlike days.
"Conn-, Alaster," cried Malcolm, his
heart won by the bold bearing of the
young I' ighlander. "Thou has preserved
our fairest .maiden from a cruel death.
Bide wit u me in Inverlochy for a few days
and tas e the hospitality of our ancient
"Them is no feud lietween our clans,"
returnee Alastt-r, "and I accept your of
fer." They ntered the castle together.
Malco m MacPhie had cause to rue the
hospital ty which had induced him to in
vite the young Highland chieftain to enter
the wal s of Castle Inverlochy. It soon
became apparent toothers betides himself
that thf bold Alaster had fou ml favor in
the eyet of pretty Annie of Lochiel. A
strong jiffection seemed to have arisen at
the first meeting of this young pair, an af
fection which their eyes were not slow to
confess, and which was rerealed in elo
Malcolm had detected more than one of
these ghinces as be dispensed the hospital
ity of thecastle, and he resolved in his own
mind tbtt Alaster should not bide long at
Inverlochy. He prevented all chances of
conversation between them until it was
time for Annie to retire for the night. He
then iuvited Alaster to walk with him upon
the bat-lemenu, and pointed out the
strength of the castle.
A taper gleamed from a low turreted
window that looked out upon the parapet.
"Wio occupies yon -cbaniberf" asked
AJastet. , '
'Annis of Lochiel," replied Malcolm.
"Awiasome lassie!" responded Alaster
warmly. "I would I could persuade ner to
go with me Into the land of Kiatyre and
become die mistress of Castle Mingarry. Il
would lUad the heart of Coliof-tbe-ieft-hand
to welcome so fair a daughter.'? ,
"That can sever be," returned Malcolm,
onickly, with an angry flush; "Annis is the
ward of lr Donald Campbell of Aucaln-
orwK, uy enter and mninnn Keek an.
other bride, Alaster MacDonald, for Annie
is to bo my wife."
Alaster's eyes were fixed upon the little
window as he listened to these words, and
he saw a fair face appear there. An en
ergetic shake of the head said very plainly,
"No, no!" to Malcolm's assertion, and the
fair vision disappeared.
"I wish yon joy," replied Alaster, with a
jniet smile; "happy will be the man who
calls the lovely Annie his."
A white baud was waved for a moment
from the casement, and quickly with
drawn. Alaster was understood and an
swered. Malcolm was totally unconscious
of this novel courtship.
"A rare place this for an escalade," said
Alaster, leaning over the parapet and point
ing to a spur of Ben Nevis that reared ita
caggy head almost on a level with the bat
tlements. "For a goat, yes," answered Malcolm dis
dainfully. "No human being could scale
yon cliff. Look at the distance; it is twelve
feet from the battlement, with a yawning
abyss between. An enemy will never enter
Inverlochy from that quarter."
"A lover might scale yonder cliff to
speak with his sweetheart," returned Al
aster carelessly, "and he, would think
lightly of the danger for the boon of one
"And break his neck for his pains," an
swered Malcolm with a laugh. "Come,
the night is nearly spent, and you are wel
come to a share of a soldier's couch."
Tbey left the battlements without fur
ther words and descended to Malcolm's
In the morning early Alaster departed,
for he had no excuse to prolong his stay,
and Malcolm MacPhie drew a long breath
of satisfaction when he saw the stalwart
form of the young Highlander disappear
up the glen.
That night when the moon veiled her
silvery face behind the towering head of
old Ben Nevis, Annie of Lochiel wandered
pensively upon the battlements of Inver
lochy, gazing ever and anontipon the crag
gy platform that jutted out from the
A tall form emerged from the shadows
and advanced to t he edge of the cliff.
"Alaster?" whispered the maid in cau
tions tones, bending over the parapet.
VI am not a goat," answered Alaster
with a gleesome laugh, "but it is even I,
Alaster, fair Annie."
"How brave yon are!" cried the maid,
involuntarily. "You have undergone this
danger to see me ouce again?"
"You know right weTl what brings me
here. Anuie, 1 love you. Short as our ac
quaintance has been, you have enslaved
my heart. I have scant time for wooing.
My presence here may lie discovered at any
moment. If you bide in Inverlochy, it will
lie to liecomc the wife of Malcolm Mac
Phie. Fly wit h me to the land of Kintyre,
and share a chieftain's home."
"Alaster, 1 would willingly fly with thee
to escape the dreaded fate that awaits me
here; but how can 1 escie? Malcolm
MacPhie has watched me closely all the
"Aye, and he watches thee now," cried
Malcolm, suddenly emerging upon the bat
tlement. "Fickle jade! didst think to out
Annie uttered a faint shriek of despair.
"Leap, Annie, leap," cried Alaster, in
sharp, ringing tones. "The space is nar
row spring boldly from the parapet tby
lover's arms await thee!"
Scarcely conscious what she did im
pelled by desperation and that instinctive
feeling of obedience which true love
prompts Anuie avoided the grasp of the
exasperated Malcolm, ran a few steps upon
the parapet and leaped boldly across the
yawning void. Malcolm paused aghast;
he expected to hear her death shriek and
the dull sound of her form as it struck the
rocks beneath. But he only heard a cry of
joy; and saw Annie twining her arms
around Alaster's neck, while his clasped
her in safety to his breast.
To this day the curious traveler who
visits the old grayruiusof Inverlochy is
shown the spot from which Annie spran-jr,
and t hat part of the La; t ic men t still bears
the name of the "Maiden's Leap."
Alaster and Annie disappeared in the
gloom, and Malcolm hastened to alarm the
castle and urge a hot pursuit. But who
could follow the bold Highlander as he
leaped lightly from crag to crag, bearing
his precious burden iu his arms. Pursuit
was unavailing; the fugitives could not be
found, and Malcolm MacPhie returned
sullenly to Inverlochy, swearing a deep
and bloody vengeance.
There was high feasting in the land of
Kintyre, aud Castle Mingarry opened its
hospitable gates, so that all of the Clan
Donald might witness the nuptials of An
nie of Lochiel and Alaster, their young
A year had scarcely elapsed when Mal
colm MacPhie urged the Campbells to
undertake an expedition aguinst the Clan
IKmaid. Castle Mingarry was surprised
and burned, but Alaster and his bride es
caped and fled into Ireland. o ended the
"Raid of Kintyre."
When Montrose raised the royal stand
ard in Scotland for the service of Charles I,
the Marquis of Antrim promised him as
sistance and looked aAiout for a leader for
his troops. Alaster presented himself aud
claimed the post.
"Ou what ground do you ask for the
command?" demanded the marquis.
Alaster drew forth his claymore and re
plied, "This, this is the best hand to wield
the claymore of any in Scotland."
"And which is the next best?" asked
Dears MacAIister, a brave Highlander,
who also wished t he command.
"Faith, this!" replied Alaster, shifting
the claymore from the rigTit hand to the
left. The others withdrew their claims,
and the command was given to Alaster.
And now the work of retribution was
commenced. In the fierce strife that began,
under the able generalship of James Gra
hame, marquis of Montrose, the first man
felain was Malcolm MacPhie.
Alaster led the claymores which decided
the day at Tippermuir, Perth and Aber
On Candlemas day, 1645, the royal army,
commanded by Montrose and Alaster, de
scended the defiles and ranged themselves
upon the banks of Lochiel to encounter
the Campbells, who were drawn up under
the walls of Inverlochy and commanded
by Sir Donald Campbell of Anchinbreck.
In the first charge, Alaster, with one
sweep of his claymore, cut off Sir Donald's
head, and carried consternation into t i
ranks of the foe. ' The Campbell's were ut
terly defeated, Inverlochy taken and the
"Raid of Kintyre" avenged. George L.
Aiken in True Flag.
Beaaember This When Tou Call on si Zola.
A Zulu chief, when you enter his hovel,
remains silent for some momenta, and
seems quite unconscious of your presence.
At length lie says in a tone of grave dig
nity, "Ge saku bona" (I see you), to whit j
you reply in the same way. The longer he
takes to "see you," the greater man you
are supposed to be; and until yon are thus
"seen' yon must keep silent, and appear aa
much as possible not to be there at alii
David Ker In New York Epoch.
NOVEMBER 14. 1891. a
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