School: Shannagh (roll number 8400)

Location:
Shannagh, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
J. Hutchman

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1032, Page 018

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A Story.
One time there was a man coming from Inver. Co Donegal with a cart of herring. When going up the main road to Pettigo about three miles from the village of Laghey he noticed a fox lying as he thought dead on the roadside. Lifting the fox he threw it on the top of the herring and proceeded on his way.
When he was within a mile of Pettigo he looked round and to his astonishment saw that the fox was alive and had thrown out his herring and scattered most of them along the road. The clever fox made good his escape and when the man looked in the cart he had only a few dozen of herrings instead of his full load.

Collector
Ruby Clarke
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Pollnaranny, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Thomas Clarke
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
66
Address
Pollnaranny, Co. Donegal
Language
English