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A tale of magic and history set in Beddgelert and on Snowdon in north Wales.

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The Last Bard

Tom Davies

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Copyright Tom Davies 2010

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The Last Bard

I really don’t know if this is a ghost story or not. Perhaps it’s something more, maybe not. It’s possible that I have filled in some parts over the years, a mixture of remembrance and dreams. All I can tell you are the facts as I think they happened.

Some nine years ago, two friends and I stayed for a night in Beddgelert, in the shadow of mount Snowdon. Nineteenth century legend has it that the village is named for Gelert, Prince Llywelyn the Great's ill-fated hunting hound, possibly the most famous animal ever to have been punished for someone (or something) else’s crime. We were there to climb the mountain, and decided we should go to the pub the night of our arrival, in case