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glen

a narrow and deep mountain valley, esp in Scotland or Ireland
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Now little James watched the red coats of the southern soldiers as, with bayonets gleaming in the sun, they wound through the glens.
They thought of it as a land of wild mountains and glens, a land of mists and cloud, a land where wild chieftains ruled over still wilder clans, who, in their lonely valleys and sea-girt islands, were for ever warring against each other.
So Umslopogaas and Nada came to the glen where the child-slayer lived, and sat down by a pool of water not far from the mouth of her cave, weaving flowers into a garland.
He spent the night in the little country hotel, and on Sunday morning, astride a saddle-horse rented from the Glen Ellen butcher, rode out of the village.
Here, part way up the eastern wall of Sonoma Valley, in range of a line intersecting the little village of Glen Ellen, he made out a scar upon a hillside.
Declining an invitation to supper, he rode on for Glen Ellen sitting slack-kneed in the saddle and softly humming forgotten songs.
Daylight could not persuade himself to keep to the travelled roads that day, and another cut across country to Glen Ellen brought him upon a canon that so blocked his way that he was glad to follow a friendly cow-path.
And yet it was only a quarter of a mile from Wickson's hunting-lodge, and a short mile from the village of Glen Ellen.
If the curious traveller will turn south from Glen Ellen, he will find himself on a boulevard that is identical with the old country road seven centuries ago.
When you come to the crossroads the turn to the left will take you to Glen Ellen by Bennett Peak-- that's it there.
The turn to the right will take you to Glen Ellen, too, only it's longer and steeper grades.
That's a train pulling into Glen Ellen, an' it's only a mile from here.