Irish Fairy Tales

Irish Fairy Tales

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Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

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1920

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Irish Fairy Tales

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The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill -- The Boyhood of Fionn -- The Birth of Bran -- Oisi'n's Mother -- The Wooing of Becfola -- The Little Brawl at Allen -- The Carl of the Drab Coat -- The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran -- Becuma of the White Skin -- Mongan's Frenzy

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very rocks came trundling and sidling and grinding among the trees; and in that rage, and in that horror of blackness I fell asleep, or I was beaten into slumber."

CHAPTER VI

"THERE I dreamed, and I saw myself changing into a stag in dream, and I felt in dream the beating of a new heart within me, and in dream I arched my neck and braced my powerful limbs.

"I awoke from the dream, and I was that which I had dreamed.

"I stood a while stamping upon a rock, with my bristling head swung high, breathing through wide nostrils all the savour of the world. For I had come marvellously from de-

crepitude to strength. I had writhed from the bonds of age and was young again. I smelled the turf and knew for the first time how sweet that smelled. And like lightning my moving nose sniffed all things to my heart and separated them into knowledge.

"Long I stood there, ringing my iron hoof on stone, and learning all things through my nose.

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