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

About him the ground was broken and hag-ridden, but he could see he had not yet reached the crest of the watershed. There remained the suggestion of an upward hollow. He came on another small pool like the first. Then another. A primeval no-man's-land of outspewings like waterlogged shell-holes.

—Neil M Gunn, Highland River