School: Caisleán hAicéid

Caisleán an Haicéadaigh, Co. na Gaillimhe
S. Ó Floinn
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0025, Page 0124

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  1. A Story
    Four girls lived together once.
    They made a pot of cally and when they were eating it they heard someone coming. They looked out and they saw a man.
    They got very much afraid so one of them said that they should hide. Before doing so they stuck needles through the cally. When the man came in he began to eat it and the needles were sticking in his throat.
    Two of the girls were upstairs and when they saw him they began to laugh at him.
    He heard them and went up and put them into a bag and went away. He lift it down once to take a rest and one of the girls cut at hole in it and they came out.
    They then filled it with stones so that he would not feel the weight gone.
    He then took it up, still
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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