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Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost

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FAIRIES AND FOLK

OF IRELAND

BY

WILLIAM HENRY FROST

ILLUSTRATED BY SYDNEY RICHMOND BURLEIGH

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1900

COPYRIGHT, 1900, BY

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

* * * * *

To

Jane Grey Allen and Elizabeth Allen

* * * * *

CONTENTS

I. O'DONOGHUE

II. THE BIG POOR PEOPLE

III. THE LITTLE GOOD PEOPLE

IV. THE CLEVERNESS OF MORTALS

V. THE TIME FOR NAGGENEEN'S PLAN

VI. LITTLE KATHLEEN AND LITTLE TERENCE

VII. A CHAPTER THAT YOU CAN SKIP

VIII. THE STARS IN THE WATER

IX. A YEAR AND A DAY

X. THE IRON CRUCIFIX

XI. THE OLD KING COMES BACK

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

"'IS IT TIME?' THE WARRIOR SAID" _Frontispiece_

"THROUGH THE FLYING WATER I SAW THE OLD KING"

"'BLESSED DAYS THERE WERE.' SHE SAID"

"THEY WERE CHANGED INTO FOUR BEAUTIFUL WHITE SWANS"

"WILL YOU HAVE A LIGHT FOR YOUR PIPE, YOUR MAJESTY?"

"I WAS SITTIN' THERE, WID A SPIGGOT OVER ME SHOULDER"

"THE HORSE WAS NOTHING BUT THE BEAM OF A PLOUGH"

"WHERE ARE YOU BOUND IN THAT SHIP?"

"HERE'S THE POPE'S BULL FOR THAT SAME"

"SHE KNEW THAT THERE WERE GOOD PEOPLE HERE"

"'PAT,' SAYS HE, 'BRING ME A PIPE'"

"PLUMP DOWN HE FELL THROUGH THE QUILT"

"AND THEN DONALD WENT HOME"

"THERE'S A BLESSING ON THIS SAME SACK"

"THERE WAS A WOMAN LYING ON A GOLD COUCH"

"HE FORGOT THE PSALM THAT HE HAD BEEN READING"

"HOLD THE SPEAR STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU"

"THE NET WAS PULLED AWAY FROM HIM"


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