Rollo in Scotland

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Bn Lomond. Description of the lake. Chapter VIII. ROWEBDENNAN INN. Ben Lomond is one of -the highest peaks in Scotland. There are one or two that are higher, but they are more remote, and consequently less known. Ben Lomond is the one most visited, and is, accordingly, the one that ig most renowned. It lies on the east side of Loch Lomond, about half way between the head of the lake and the outlet. Our party were now at the outlet of the lake, and wore going the next morning towards the head of it. The outlet of the lake is towards the south. In this southern part, as I believe I have already said, the lake is about ten miles wide, and its banks arc formed of hills and valleys of fertile land, every where well cultivated, and presenting charming scenes of verdure and fruitfulness. The lake, too, in this portion of it, is studded with a great number of very picturesque and pretty islands. A.s you go north, however, the lake, or loch, as The mountains on Loch Lomond. Rowerdennan Int. the Scotch call it, contracts in breadth, and the land rises higher and higher, until at length yoc see before you a narrow sheet of water, shut in on either hand with dark and gloomy mountains, the sides of which are covered every where with ferns and heather, and seem4entirely uninhabited. They descend, moreover, so steep to the water that there seems to be not even room for a patli between the foot of the mountains and the shore. The highest peak of these sombre-looking hills is Ben Lomond; which rises, as I have before said, on the eastern side of the loch, abou mid way between the head of the loch and thr outlet. At the foot of the mountain there is point of land projecting iftto the water, where acre is an inn. Tourists stop at this inn when aey wish t ascend the mountain. Ot...
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