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Irish Fairy Tales

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,039 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,127
Added to site: 2010.03.25
mnybks.net#: 27129
Origin: gutenberg.org
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twelve months.'

'Sure,' said the girl, 'you know that what we give from kindness ever an' always leaves a blessing behind it.'

'Yes, acushla, when it is given from kindness.'

She accordingly helped herself to the food that Biddy placed before her, and appeared, after eating, to be very much refreshed.

'Now,' said she, rising up, 'you're a very good girl, an' if you are able to find out my name before Tuesday morning, the kemp-day, I tell you that you'll win it, and gain the husband.'

'Why,' said Biddy, 'I never saw you before. I don't know who you are, nor where you live; how then can I ever find out your name?'

'You never saw me before, sure enough,' said the old woman, 'an' I tell you that you never will see me again but once; an' yet if you have not my name for me at the close of the kemp, you'll lose all, an' that will leave you a sore heart, for well I know you love Shaun Buie.'

So saying, she went away, and left poor Biddy quite cast down at wha

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