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out law entered. The mason was so eager to strike that he drew the hatchet before the outlaw entered at all & buried it in the jamb of the door so the outlaw escaped. Some time elapsed between this & when the outlaw & his would be murderer met again at "Suidheachán" down the Gap of Dunloe. The mason was terrified as he had no escape. The outlaw ordered him on his knees say his prayers & prepare for death. When the mason was ready the outlaw only gave him a kick & told him he could go with his life, that he was getting the chance he did not give him. The outlaw finally escaped, probably on one of the timber boats that used call at Black water.
Michael Leahy's Grandfather told him this story. He himself remembers to