National Geographic : 1935 Nov
itional Geographic Society PRICKLY BRAMBLES EDGE THIS GARDEN, BRIGHTENED BY ROSES, NEARBALL I]E Earth embankments, planted with gorse or blackthorn, serve as fences between the owner's lawn and pastures. and a trench or furrow to them is a dike. To a cave on Rathlin Island, five miles to the north, Robert Bruce fled it is said, he gained new courage from watching a persevering spider, and went forth to win Scotland's freedom. Fair Finlay Photograph by Bernard F.Rogers, Jr. CASTLE The Irish call such barriers ditches, for refuge from the English. There, Head blends into the distant sky.