School: Gort na Díogha (roll number 15587)

Gortnadeeve West, Co. Galway
Séamus Ó Dochartaigh Bean Uí Dhochartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 115

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  1. Once there was a Parson going to church but before he went he said to the servant boy "Go the the butchers shop and get some meat." When the boy reached the butcher's shop the butcher said, "Tell the Parson not to send for any more meat until he pays his bill." Paul was the name of the butcher. When the boy went back the Parson was gone to church. The boy was a Catholic but on account of the church being near him he said he would go to see what sort that church was. When he reached the church he stood behind the door. After a while he heard the Parson preaching, "Brethern what did Paul say." The boy said to himself "If you say it again Ill soon tell you what he said. Again the Parson said "Brethern what did Paul say." Then the boy said, "He told you not
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    Folktales index
    AT1833A: “What Says David?” The boy: “Pay your old debt.”
    Thomas Brennan
    Knockmascahill, Co. Galway