School: Tráigh Phraisce (C.) (roll number 5566)

Trafrask, Co. Cork
Eibhlín, Bean Uí Chonghaile
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0280, Page 338

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  1. Ten mens length ten mens strength a little boy picked it up and ran away with it.
    A rope.
    As I went in my fathers hall I heard a loud and deadly call a bird of flesh a head of corn and such a thing was never born.
    A cock crowing.
    Two little girls dressed in white one got the fever and died last night.
    A candle.
    Little red Gandy with his little red nose the longer he lives the quicker he goes.
    A candle.
    As round as a basin as deep as a well and all the men in Ireland couldn't fill it up.
    - A strainer.
    'Tis black and white and read all over.
    The newspaper.
    There is a little white house full of red beef there is no door to let me in to eat.
    An egg
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