School: Gortlitreach (roll number 15960)

Location:
Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Cionnaith
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0220, Page 051

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  1. Once upon a time there was a fox digging beside a tree and he found a bumbee. He put him into a bag and he went off to a house where there was a mistress and he told her not open the bag that he was going away. When he was gone she opened the bag and the bumbee came out and the cock ate him. When he came back he said "where is my bumbee" and she said "the cock ate him".
    And he said he must have the cock. He put him into the bag and went off to a house where there was a mistress too and he told her not to open the bag that he was going away. When he was gone she opened the bag and the cock came out
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Folktales index
    AT1655: The Profitable Exchange
    Language
    English
    Informant
    null
    Gender
    Female