School: Caonach (roll number 14923)

Keenagh Beg, Co. Mayo
Bean Mhic Eachmharcaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0151, Page 299

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    came back rich will you marry me". "I will" said Alice, the cook, and that night Dick and Puss stole down to the shore and went on board a ship that was going round the world.
    One night there came a storm which sank the ship, and Dick clung to a piece of wood, and when the sea grew calm he was washed ashore on an island. A crowd of black men came to meet him; they said they never saw a white man before, and chattering and laughing they led Dick to the palace of their king. The king said he would order a feast to be prepared for Dick but he was afraid the rats and mice would eat it. "Oh" said Dick. "I have a cat which will kill the rats". The cat killed all the rats and mice and the king gave Dick half his treasure, and a ship, in return for the cat.
    Dick returned to England and
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    Folktales index
    AT1651: Whittington's Cat
    Edward Gillespie
    c. 40
    Keenagh Beg, Co. Mayo