School: Stackallen (roll number 1309)

Stackallan, Co. Meath
P.T. Mac Gabhann

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A Funny Story

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0714, Page 029

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A Funny Story
Here are the funny stories I heard of the long ago some people use to steal dead bodies from the graveyards and sell them to doctors for to experiment with them. There is a graveyard about three miles from this school. One dark night two robbers took a dead man out of this grave-yard. They had a real good horse and carriage and they put the dead man in a sack in the carriage. They were coming along a road called the New Line when a man heard them coming and he hid in the ditch.
They stopped near where the man was hid and they went out into a field along the road.
The man went over the carriage and he saw the sack with the dead man in it. He took out the dead man and he left him on the side of the road and went into the sack himself. The robbers

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Noel Meade
Stackallan, Co. Meath