School: Druim Mór

Location:
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Catháin

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The Gentleman without a Trade

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 278

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One day a gentleman was on a journey in his carriage: He discovered that one of his horses had lost a shoe. He pulled up at the first forge he saw by the roadside. He went in & askes the smith if he would put a show on his horse - The smith said "Certainly." The coachman took the horse in while he walked around & looked about him. Looking into the forge he was surprised to see a girl sledging for the smith. He inquired who she was & found out she was the smith's daughter. Now he became very interested in the girl & watched her every movement as she hit the hot iron, blow after blow. He admired the skill & ease with which she did her work. Soon the shoe was on & paid for & the gentleman proceeded on his journey. He has not gone far when he told the coachman to stop & go back & ask the smith if he would give him his daughter in marriage. The

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Collector
Seosamh Ó Catháin
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Dromore West, Co. Sligo
Informant
John Fox
Gender
male
Language
English