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Powries, or Dunters, are also sprites who inhabit forts, old castles, peel- towers, or dungeons; and they constantly make a
noise there as of beating flax, or bruising barley in the hollow of a stone. If this sound is longer or louder than Usual, it portends
a death or misfortune. Popular tradition reports that the foundation-stones of these old Border castles were bathed with human
blood byiheir builders the Picts; no wonder then that they were haunted in some way or other.