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  • I found the following in a book *** I was reading recently: MAGNETITE, a story of migrations. The expectant father Hugh Mackenzie is walking on the glens in search for his two cows, which he fears the laird has impounded for crossing his land on their way to find water. This and other hardships will be what drive Highland families to seek a better life in the Americas.

    “ He kept walking at a brisk rate, trampling over the heather, absently hitting small pebbles with his walking stick, making them fly; on an impulse he decided to do the hitting with the knobby end, tightened his grip, chose a nice round granite pebble at his feet, and raising the stick above his head, he let go with all his might; the contact was perfect, he thought, and to his amazement the stone rose up in the air as if it had wings and flew away in a curve, landing at a good distance from him. Nice little game this, I’ll teach the boy, he thought.”

    *** I also happened to have written the aforesaid book, which is available @
       http://magnetitebook.com/ (It's free, the contribution is optional)

    The photograph is Courtesy UNSPLASH which is an excellent source of free stock photos (Recommended to me by Jean Claude)
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