School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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The Lion

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 080

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Once there was a woman who left five children in a house while she went to town. She told them not to open the door until she would come. She said, "I will put in my foot under the door and you will know it". The woman had not gone far when a lion came to the house and knocked at the door. They asked who was there and he said "Your mother" They asked him put in his foot. He did so. They said you are not our mother. Our mother has a white foot. The lion went and put flour on his foot and came back again and put in his foot. They saw it and they thought it was their mother. When they opened the door the lion eat them up.

Collector
P. O Malley
Gender
male
Informant
John Malley
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Ardvarney, Co. Mayo
Language
English