During a period of about thirty years, he has been engaged in the humble capacity of a dry-stone mason in Peeblesshire.
Aileach is a circular, dry-stone fortress with walls nine feet thick.
Up the river-side, many a time I pass to the place and over its low dykes, dry-stone, broken and crumbling to the heel.
I had not taken twenty steps when I ran up against the dry-stone dyke that bordered the Inns of Tynrec.
The true "Pecht's house," however, is not this dry-stone circular "castle," open to air and sun.