School: Fleasgach (roll number 15842)

Location:
Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Maonaigh

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Fox Rids himself of the Fleas

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0012, Page 441

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There lived on a mountain a wise and cunning fox. He lived in a hole under a rock. After a while he and his nest got full of fleas, and the fox had no ease. One day as he sat at his den he saw in the distance a big lake. Then he tought of a plan he jumped up and plucked a bunch of moss with his mouth and he went too the lake. He held the moss tight in his mouth. Then he backed in slowly into the lake as the water was covering the fox the fleas ran off his legs out his back and into the moss, when the fleas were in the moss he through the moss into the water and drowned the fleas. Then he went to the heather

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Collector
William Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Beagh, Co. Galway
Informant
John Grogan
Gender
male
Address
Roy, Co. Galway
Language
English