The precepts. Do not visit your friends often; do not marry a girl from a distance, do not lend your horse, etc. Experience teaches the wisdom of these precepts. [An early version of this tale-type is in Merugud Uilix maicc Leirtis (ed. Kuno Meyer), 21, from Stowe Ms. 1997 and Book of Ballymote. Cf. also Keating Stories (ed. Bergin), 21.]

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