School: Kilcoole (B.), Delgany

Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow
Thomas Butler

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0927, Page 264

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There was once a queen who had a little daughter born...
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she was angry I warn you said she to the queen that If the sees daylight before she is fifteen years old it perhaps cost her life. The weeping queen asked the six fairies what she could do after a while they thought of a plan so they built a palace without doors or windows and the way to get inside was to go under ground but she grew up to be a lovely girl and the queen her mother had a picture of her now there was a young man who saw the picture and his father wished him to marry another girl I will marry the girl I see on the picture he said and no other so at last his father sent to ask for the hand of the young girl, her parents were pleased and would have (f) brought her out into the daylight but for the fairy Tulip take car how you act said she for I feel sure that if the child leaves the palace

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