School: Coillte Críotáin

Location:
Erris, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Nóra Nic Aodhgáin
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    "What weight is the moon?" "How many stars in the sky?" "What am I thinking of?"
    Dan went home and told his wife. "All right" said the wife. Next day Dan's wife dressed like Dan.
    When "he" went in, the landlord said "Well "Dan", What weight is the Moon?" "Dan" replied "A hundred weight."
    "How do you know that" "Dan" said, "because there are four quarters." "Very well." "How many stars in the sky?" "Dan" said "Ten thousand." "How do you know that?" "If you don't believe me go out and count them." "What am I thinking of?" "You are thinking that I am Dan Brien, and
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Folktales index
    AT0922: The Shepherd Substituting for the Priest Answers the King's Questions
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Leo Patrick Toolin
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Kiltycreaghtan, Co. Roscommon
    Informant
    Michael Toolin
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Kiltycreaghtan, Co. Roscommon