School: An Gleann, Graiguenamanagh

Location:
Glynn, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
P. Ó Flaithbheartaigh

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Once upon a time a fox was in a very bad way with the fleas...

Once upon a time a fox was in a very bad way with, the fleas, and he was so bad, that every stone he scratched himself against, he wore it to nothing. But at last, he thought of a good plan. He went into a field, where there was many sheep. He got up on one of the sheep, and he pulled, a bit of wool off her back. When he had it got, he went to a stream, and got in himself in it, and he placed the wool beside himself, and the fleas all went to to the wool. He had great ease ever since.

Collector
James P. Morrissey
Gender
male
Age
13
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballycrinnigan, Co. Carlow
Informant
John Doyle
Gender
male
Age
27
Address
Borris, Co. Carlow
Language
English