School: Eanach Mór (roll number 13912)

Annagh More, Co. Mayo
Mártain Ó Braonáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0142, Page 103

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  3. XML “Boy and Teacher”
  4. XML “One for me, One for you”
  5. XML “The Boy and the Three Bean Seeds”

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  1. "One for me, one for you".
    One time two boys went out gathering nuts. One of the boys went up on a tree & kept throwing them down to the other boy. At last they had a big bag full & they did not know how to divide the nuts, so that each of them would have the same number to carry. They went into a graveyard that was on the side of the road & as they were going in they lost two nuts. They started taking out two nuts at a time & giving one to each of them. They used to be saying "one for me, one for you". There was a woman coming home from the town & she heard them & she and did not know what it was. She called a man who was working in a field & they were listening a good while. At last they said it was God and the devil was dividing the souls between them. The boys had finished & they said "there is one for me & one for you outside". The man & woman thought it was themselves & they ran away as tight as they could.
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  2. One time there lived a widow & her son & they were very rich. One night when the son was very young & the widow used to be alone, a big bully of a giant came in & asked her where was her money. She had it in a box under a bed in the room but she did not tell him at first. At last she got afraid & told him. He went up to the room & brought all the money with him. The woman had nothing left but a cow & she used to support herself & her son by selling the milk of the cow.
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