School: Trí Trian (Three Trees) (roll number 2680)

Location:
Three Trees, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Caitlín A. Scott

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Seven at a Blow

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1113, Page 379

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Once upon a time there lived a little tailor.
One day as he sat by the window sewing he saw seven flies creeping up the window.
He lifted a piece of cloth and hit the flies and killed them. Then he thought he was a great man and so he got a label on his coat with the words printed on it " Seven at a Blow ".
When the people saw it they began to be afraid of him.
By and by the King heard it Then he sent for him and so he came.
The King said "There is a giant living in the wood near by. He was sent to kill him; he met the giant and the giant pulled down a branch of a tree and told him to catch hold of it.
When he caught hold of it the giant let go the branch.
The the tailor sprang over

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Collector
Josephine Allen
Gender
female
Address
Three Trees, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Tom Brown
Gender
male
Address
Aught, Co. Donegal
Language
English