The Dunbeath Water - Neil Gunn's 'Highland River'

...all these elements of race still existed along the banks of the river, not only visible in the appearance of the folk themselves, but invisibly in the stones and earth. The 'influence' continued, sometimes so subtly that Kenn had more than once been surprised into a quick heart-beat by the very stillness of certain ancient spots, as though the spots had absorbed in some mysterious way not only the thought but the very being of the dark men of prehistory.

—Neil M Gunn, Highland River