Excerpt from The Rivers of Great Britain, Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial: Rivers of the East Coast
For some time after we leave the Wells of Dee, we are still in the midst of gloom. Dark black rocks rising on either side to a great height still shut us in, whilst the stil... lness is only broken by the roar of the wind, the rush of the water. Or the (occasional) scream of the eagle; but when we get to the Linn of Dee, near Inverary, we may fairly consider ourselves back among our kind; nay, we are within the very uncharmed circle of the tourist, whereat we may rejoice or grieve as is our liking. This linn is caused by the river rushing through a narrow channel in the rocks over into a pool very deep, and (according to local tradition) unfathom' able.' Some hardy spirits have jumped across the channel, but if you try, and miss.
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