The man makes a new backbone for his horse out of a stick when the old one breaks in two. Or a flayed horse is covered with sheepskin and produces excellent wool. [An Irish by-form tells how a horse, which is thought to have died, is skinned, but revives later. It is covered with a sheepskin on which a fine fleece of wool grows afterwards!]

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    One day the Parish Priest of Kilbehenny paid a visit to Toby Roche's house and Toby happened to have a fine sciach of potatoes in the yard ready to be washed for the dinner.