School: Trian Caol (roll number 10778)

Treankeel, Co. Donegal
Peadar Mac Gaoithín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1104, Page 209

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  1. There was a man one time and he went up to the hill to look for sheep. When he was up the hill, he sat down to rest and he looked at the lake that that was beneath him.
    He saw a fox going down to the lake and he made up a ball of grass and he curled it around his tale and he went into the lake.
    He went in bit by bit until you could see nothing but the ball of grass on the top of the water.
    He then came out to the other side, he shook himself and he went up the hill.
    The man that was up on the hill came down to see what was in the ball and when he looked it was full of fleas.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Folktales index
    AT0063: The Fox Rids himself of Fleas
    Brigid Gallagher
    Peter Mc Geehin
    Breenagh, Co. Donegal