School: Eanach Mór (roll number 13912)

Annagh More, Co. Mayo
Mártain Ó Braonáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0142, Page 49

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    he could do no good for her + he was going home again. They told him that if he would cure her they would give him twenty times his own weight in gold. He turned in again told them to turn her feet where her head was as quick as ever they could + they did + he gave her three drops out of the bottle + cured her. He was using everybody then but one night he was out in his carriage + the death came to him and said "As long as you tricked me I have you at last" The doctor said "give me time to say some prayers for myself" + the death gave him time. He did not say them at all.
    Another night he was out in his carriage + he heard three screeches. He looked out + said "who is that?" The voice said "I am a poor fellow that there was three prayers to be said for + they were not said yet." The doctor went down on his knees without thinking + said them. No sooner had he them said than the death walked into him + he was no more + when the people heard it they were very sorry after him.
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  2. One time a man and his wife and their son lived together. When the son was about ten or eleven years old his mother died. About a year after her death his father got married again to another woman and this woman did not like the boy at all and the boy hated the step-mother too. One time they killed a black sheep and the stepmother used not give the boy any bit of her
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