School: Grange (roll number 3759)

Location:
Grange, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Tomás de Búrca

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Story - The Skin and the Price of it

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0155, Page 148

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Once a man lived in a house with one of his sons. He wanted a good wife for his son.

One day he told his servants to go out and kill a sheep and to bring in the skin with the wool on it. Then he told his son to go to the fair with it and to bring back the skin and the price of it. Then the son went off willingly enough. When he came to the fair he could not get the skin sold and have both at the same time and all the people were laughing at him.
But in the evening a girl came up to him and said she's buy the skin from

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Collector
Kathleen Kilfeather
Gender
female
Address
Grange, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mrs O' Connor
Gender
female
Age
74
Occupation
farmer's wife
Address
Cloontyprocklis, Co. Sligo
Language
English