School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 163

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  1. In Glan a servant was milking her cow for her master and the cow spilt the milk and the servant heard it falling into a vessel underneath. When she went home her master told her to be careful not to spill the milk the next night.
    The next night she did not spill the milk but she heard a woman's voice telling her children that they have no milk tonight and she also said that some misfortune would happen either to the cows or else the man.
    When the servant went home she told her master what had happened and he told her to go again and spill the milk in the same place where it was spilt the night before. The servant went and spilt the milk in the same place as it was spilt the night before and she heard it falling into the vessel underneath. Nothing happened to the man or the cows.
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