School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Donegal, Co. Donegal
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 266

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[symbol] Once upon a time a landlord was going along the road and a woman asked him for alms. [The?] (woman) landlord refused and he hit her with the whip. The woman then prayed and he changed into an ash tree. “Now” asked the woman “Will you give me anything” “No I'll not” The landlord replied “Well then you must die” said the woman cooly. The landlord – now in the form of an ash tree – begged for mercy. The woman then made some signs, and before her stood three geese. One was black, another was white and another was grey. “I'll spare you” she said “If you can chose the goose that

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Patrick Mc Mullin