School: Lucan (B.)

Location:
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
M. Mac Rois

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The Ivy Leaf

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0794, Page 363

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One day a man was going down the road and felt very thirsty, and went into a public-house, and asked for a drink until he would get paid, but was refused. Then he went out and got a half crown and came back and he gave the money for the drinks. Next day he came again, and said to the shopkeeper how much did I give you for drinks yesterday and he said a half crown. Well said he, I did not, it was an ivy leaf I gave you and when the man looked in the cash box there was an ivy leaf. Now said he, don't ever refuse a poor man a drink again, and he never did since.

Collector
Christopher Baker
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Chapel Hill, Co. Dublin
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Language
English