The man makes a new backbone for his horse out of a stick when the old one breaks in two. Or a flayed horse is covered with sheepskin and produces excellent wool. [An Irish by-form tells how a horse, which is thought to have died, is skinned, but revives later. It is covered with a sheepskin on which a fine fleece of wool grows afterwards!]

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  1. A Story

    There was once a man living in Massbrook. He had no means of living except selling poteen.

    Joseph Reilly