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Sande of Forvie Cont'd. [Continued from page 83]
Time passed on, and still the prayer seemed unheard; but, at length, a furious storm arose, which raged, without intermission, for nine days. The maidens' weird was accomplished.
Such is the tradition: the fact is certain; the parish is a sandy desert.
A writer in the Aberdeen Magazine, for May 1832, gives the following graphic description of the place; "The scene was more in accordance with the desolation of an African wilderness, than the blue hills and green valleys of my native Caledonia. No trace of human habitation could be seen; huge piles of driven sand, stretching for miles in every direction, presenting no vestiges of life or vegetation, but the bent under our feet, and, it may be, a stray sea-gull over our heads, might have led us to realise the feelings of loneliness and desolation which the traveller may be supposed to experience in the vast desert of Zahara". Extract from the History of Buchan. page 24 & 25. by the Revd [Reverend] John B. Pratt. M.A. [Master of Arts]

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Aberdeenshire -- Parish of Slains

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