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- Once upon a time there was a man named Jack Farrell.
He owned a big house and had many tennants. He was
a very cruel man and when he died the place was haunted
ever afterwards. One day four men came to dig potatoes near
the house, and the evening came wet and they had to stay
in the house. That night at midnight they heard a great
noise upstairs. A barrell came down and rolled around
the kitchen and went up again. Next came a turkey
cock and went round the kitchen and went up again.
Then the men saw a black man coming down the stairs
and the men made off with their live. The story went
round and the men heard it themselvesThe men said that no ghost would frighten them
and they stayed in the house the next night
and went to bed at midnight. The same thing
happened as the night before. The black man came
down and stood at the fire looking down at them
in the room. But one of them was wiser the rest.He had a little bottle of holy-water in his
pocket and he made at the black with it and ordered
him out to hell and the black man went from
the house in a blaze of fire and that was the end of
Jack Farrells Ghost.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Patrick Mc Crann