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glen

a narrow and deep mountain valley, esp in Scotland or Ireland
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The flames which swept rapidly over the light vegetation of the prairies assumed a fiercer character and took a stronger hold amid the wooded glens and ravines of the mountains.
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.
The glen of the Tior will furnish a curious illustration of this.
The impression produced upon the mind, when I first visited this beautiful glen, will never be obliterated.
"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.
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.
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.
Now little James watched the red coats of the southern soldiers as, with bayonets gleaming in the sun, they wound through the glens. He heard the Highland battle-cry and the clash of steel on steel, for fighting came near his home, and his own people joined the standard of the Pretender.
James Stewart in Duror (that's him they call James of the Glens) is half-brother to Ardshiel, the captain of the clan; and he is a man much looked up to, and drives very hard.