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Fairies and Folk of Ireland

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,738 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 688
Added to site: 2007.12.20 19442

"Fresh and delightful materials are incorporated in witty and interesting narratives."--Philadelphia Press.

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at were worse off than we, and when I think of those days of '47 and '48 it makes the sorrows seem light that we're suffering now. And I always know that whatever comes, there'll be some good for me and mine while I live. I've told you how I know that, but you always forget, and I must tell you again."

They had not forgotten. They knew the story that was coming by heart, but they knew that the old woman liked to tell it, so they let her go on and said not a word.

For a little while, too, the old woman said not a word. She sat with her eyes closed, and smiling, as if she were in a dream. Then she began to speak softly, as if she were still only just waking out of a dream. "Blessed days there were," she said--"blessed days for Ireland once--long ago--many hundreds of years. O'Donoghue--it was he was the good King, and happy were his people. A fierce warrior he was to guard them from their enemies, and a just ruler to those who minded his laws. It was in the West that he ruled, by the beautiful Lak



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