14. A WOMAN (it eems ane Exception from the generall Rule,) ingularlie wie in thee Matters of Foiright, living in Colanach, ane Ile of the Hebrides, (in the Time of the Marques of Montroe his Wars with the States in Scotland,) being notorious among many; and o examined by ome that violently eazed that Ile, if he aw them coming or not? She aid, he aw them coming many Hours before they came in View of the Ile. But earnetly looking, he ome times took them for Enemyes, ometime for Friends; and morover they look't as if they went from the Ile, not as Men approaching it, which made her not put the Inhabitants on their Guard. The Matter was, that the Barge wherein the Enemie ailed, was a little befoir taken from the Inhabitants of that fame Ile, and the Men had their Backs towards the Ile, when they were plying the oares towards it. Thus this old Scout and Delphian Oracle was at leat deceived, and did deceave. Being aked who gave her uch Sights
and Warnings, he aid, that as oon as he et three Croes of Straw upon the Palm of her Hand, a great ugly Beat prang out of the Earth neer her, and flew in the Air. If what he enquired had Succes according to her Wih, the Beaft would decend calmly, and lick up the Croes. If it would not ucceid, the Beaft would furiouly thrut her and the Croes over on the Ground, and o vanih to his Place.