At all events the glen was said to be haunted by Sullivan's spirit, which was in the habit of appearing near the place of murder, from whence he was seen to enter the chasm -- taken with its dark and lonely aspect, it impressed upon the place a reputation of being accursed, as the scene of crime and supernatural appearances.
We remember having played in it when young, and the feeling we experienced was one of awe and terror, to which might be added, on contemplating the "dread repose" and solitude around us, an impression that we were removed hundreds of miles from the busy ongoings and noisy tumults of life, to which, as if seeking protection, we generally hastened with a strong sense of relief, after having tremblingly gratified our boyish curiosity. . . .