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MR: Scoto-Pictish Dog Wars

Poster: edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com (Alfredo el Bufon)

Lady Alianora Munro writes, in part:
> [...] The Scots, now alert to the fact that Something Was Up, rode off
> in pursuit of their hounds and the Picts. When they caught up with the
> Pictish hound-abductors, the Scottish king demanded the return of his dog.
> The Picts refused. The king issued the demand a second time, and a second
> time it was refused. [...]


> As for the story I recounted, it comes from a chronicle on which I'm
> presently working. It's not yet been published (although I hope to change
> that), so it'll be a little hard to look up just now, unless you happen to
> be in Edinburgh and have a reader's card for the manuscript room at the
> National Library of Scotland, in which case it's NLS MS 1746. :) If people
> are interested in the original though, I can dig the relevant section out
> of my typescript and post/send in email, depending in the amount of
> interest in the group at large.

I would be very interested in reading this account,
especially if it provides some idea of the tenor
of the words that the Scots and Picts exchanged.

-- Alfredo
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia

Carpe dulcem diem -- Seize a nice day.

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