Thieves steal a sheep or turnips. The lame parson has himself carried by the sexton. The sexton hears the thieves in the cemetery cracking nuts and thinks it is the devil cracking bones. With the gouty parson on his back he comes upon the thieves who, thinking it is their companion with a sheep, call out, “Is he fat?” The sexton: “Fat or lean, here fie is.”

Result count: 99
  1. Story

    There was a protestant minister living one time and he had a catholic boy hired to carry him to the church every day.

    Language
    English
  2. (no title)

    Bhí seanbhean ann uair amháin 7 bhí gárradh mór cnódhanna aici bheadh cuid gasuraí an bhaile ag goid na gcnódhanna uirthí 7 ní bhéadh sí leath shásta.

    Language
    Irish
    Informant
    Séamas Mac Giolla Bhríghde
    Age
    52
  3. A Story

    A story is told about a ghost that was seen in the church which was at Clonmany - a small village on the north of Inishowen.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Arthur Peoples