School: Mell, Mell N. School, Drogheda (roll number 855)

Location:
Mell, Co. Louth
Teacher:
E. Ní Cholmáin
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  1. There was a beggar long ago. He got a grain of beans from a woman. He went to another house and gave it to a woman to keep A hen ate the beans He said the hen was his and took it He left a hen in another house. A pig ate the hen he said the pig was his then he left the pig in another house A horse broke the pig's legs and he said the horse was his. He tied the horse in another and a a girl let it go. He said he'd take the girl away then. The woman of the house said she'd put the girl in a bag. She put a white dog instead. He went away when he opened the bag the dog ran home He had nothing then becuse he was too selfish.
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    Folktales index
    AT1655: The Profitable Exchange
    Language
    English
    Collector
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    Gender
    Female
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    Gender
    Female