School: Dealgain (roll number 11770)

Dalgin, Co. Galway
Breandán Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0041, Page 029

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  1. There was a priest one time in it and there was a minister a landlord over him. The priest wasn't able to pay the rent so the minister said if he was able to answer three questions that he would give him the house and land free. "Now" said the minister "and you ready for the questions"? "I am" said the priest. "Now the first question you will have to tell me what the world is doing and the second question is you'll have to tell me what I am worth and the third you will have to tell me what do I think in my mind. The priest went home and told his mother what the minister said and he had a brother in the house who was a half fool and he was listening to all. So when the day came to answer the questions the priest said "I won't go." I couldn't answer any
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    T. O Máirtín
    Dalgin, Co. Galway