Brendan's Fabulous Voyage

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,320 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 397
Added to site: 2005.12.19
mnybks.net#: 12004
Genre: Essays
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treated to be taken, saying that if they were left where they were, they would die of hunger and thirst. Brendan consents, but predicts that while one of them would come to a good end, two would come to a bad.

[Footnote 2: After the manner of the antient Celts, but which is not, I believe, altogether extinct either in the Highlands or in Ireland, and of which I remember having seen one once in actual use in Wales.]

They set off in the direction of the summer solstice, by which must, I think, be meant the northerly western point where the sun sets in summer, and are forty days at sea--it will be noticed that the periods in this story are nearly always of forty days. At the end of this time they come to a very high and rocky island, with streams falling down the cliffs into the sea. They search for a landing-place for three days, and then find a narrow harbour, between steep walls of rock. On landing, they are met by a dog, which they follow to a town or fort, but see no inhabitants. They go into a great

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