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Examples of Shetland
It was a cheerful omen.
J. Shiffer had been selected as corral boss of the detachment.
He tells how one Baitanus, with the saint's blessing, sailed forth to find "a desert" in the sea; and how when he was gone, the saint prophesied that he should be buried, not in a desert isle, but where a woman should drive sheep over his grave, the which came true in the oak-wood of Calgaich, now Londonderry, whither he came back again.
And when St. Baithenius met the same whale on the same day, it was necessary for him to rise, and bless, with outspread hands, the sea and the whale, in order to make him sink again, after having risen to breathe.
No sooner had it abated than he pursued the sorely battered Dutchmen, capturing many before they escaped into port.
The coming darkness increased the horrors of the scene.