School: Leitir Mhór (roll number 15944)

Location:
Lettermore, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Eilís Ní Bhaoghaill

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The Talkative Princess

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1037, Page 186

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Long ago there was a king who had a daughter whose tongue went so fast there was no stopping it. So he gave out that the man who could stop her tongue should have the princess to to wife and half of his kingdom into the bargain.
Now three brothers who heard this made up their minds to go and try their luck. First of all the two eldest went, for they thought they thought they were the cleverest, but clever as they were they could not keep up with her tongue at all and got well thrashed besides.
Then John the youngest, set off and when he had gone a little way he found an elastic band on the road and he picked it up. When he had gone a little farther he found a piece of a broken plate and he picked that up too. A little farther on

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Collector
Mary Mc Loone
Gender
female
Address
Lettermore, Co. Donegal
Informant
John Mc Loone
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
77
Address
Lettermore, Co. Donegal
Language
English