School: Dealgain (roll number 11770)

Dalgin, Co. Galway
Breandán Ó Riain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0041, Page 038

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  1. There was once a man who was a herd and one morning when he got up there was two of his cows gone. He went on looking for the cows and he never felt until it was night and he didn't know where he was. At last he saw a small light and he said to himself that he would go in. So he knocked at the door and a big tall thin man came to the door and opened it and he said "come in we were waiting for you we will have supper soon". He went in and he saw a woman with two big long teeth and she said "sit down we were waiting for". So he was getting afraid of them. He wasn't long within until a wolf and went back in the room. He was only back in the room when another one came in and went back also and they didn't speak at all/ At long last they came down and they sat at the head of the table and one of them said to the herd "do you remember the day that you took the thorn out of my foot and you didn't do me any harm "I do" said the man and I'll do a good
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    Mrs W. Feerick
    Dalgin, Co. Galway