School: Eanach Mór (roll number 13912)

Annagh More, Co. Mayo
Mártain Ó Braonáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0142, Page 125

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the other man that he saw the pot of gold. When he had his dinner eaten he was to go out to get the pot of gold. When he went out he saw an old woman running away with the gold.

One time a rich man had a servant & the servant used to be always cursing Adam & Eve. The rich man asked the servant why was he always cursing Adam & Eve & the servant said but for them he would not have to work.The rich man told his other servant to get a mouse & they did. The man put the mouse under a basin & told the servant that if he would not let go what was under the basin until he (the rich man) would come back, that he would never have to work again. When the rich man was gone the servant went to the dish & when he rose up the dish the mouse ran away. When the lord came back he told the servant that he would have to work hard for the rest of his life. He told him not to be cursing Adam & Eve any more because he did not do what he was told no more than Adam & Eve. The servant used to be always saying to himself after that "Oh hadn't I the bad luck, oh hadn't I the bad luck".