here there are no hills, and it is the most pleasant of all [there
is no tumult here but it is the calmest of all], and is called Tempe.
The church in this island is dedicated
to the Virgin Mary, to which many pregnant women make visits in
No frogs, toads, or other noxious
terrestrial animals whatever are ever found here.
The women here are sterile, and if
they do become pregnant never bring forth with life. It is related
that sometimes the haughty [the shores] are carried away for the
space of one hour, but truly afterwards restored. The distance of
this island from Kirkwall is two miles.
* - a small island in the Bay o' Firth,
adjacent to the Holm o' Grimbister.