School: Eanach Mór (roll number 13912)

Annagh More, Co. Mayo
Mártain Ó Braonáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0142, Page 110

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    "No" said the rich man. "Well it is looking for the money she is", the servant said. He put two hundred pounds in the coffin as he went to the gave & put it in. The servant went that night & got the money & he gave a hundred of it to the poor man. He asked him could he go now, that he had a good deal of money earned for him. The poor man gave him leave & he went off well satisfied. The poor man was very happy after that & he never wanted to work in the mill again.
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  2. One time a rich man had two sons & when he was dying he left all the riches to the eldest and nothing at all to the youngest. One day the eldest son put the youngest in a bag & went off to a lake to drown him. When he was gone a piece he came to a town. He went in drinking whiskey into a shop & left the other man in the bag outside the town. After a while another man came along with a big flock of cattle. He heard the man in the bag saying "I will not take her". The man with the cattle said to him "What is on you?" The man in the bag said they want me to marry a king's daughter & I will not take her. My brother is bringing me to the palace now. The man with the cattle told him to come out & bring the cattle home, & that himself would go into the bag & take her. So the man went into the bag & the young son went off with the cattle. The rich son came out of the town
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    Folktales index
    AT1535: The Rich and the Poor Peasant
    Mártain Ó Braonáin