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Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry   By: (1865-1939)

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FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY. EDITED AND SELECTED BY W. B. YEATS.

THE WALTER SCOTT PUBLISHING CO., LTD. LONDON AND FELLING ON TYNE. NEW YORK: 3 EAST 14TH STREET.

INSCRIBED TO MY MYSTICAL FRIEND, G. R.

CONTENTS.

THE TROOPING FAIRIES PAGE

The Fairies 3 Frank Martin and the Fairies 5 The Priest's Supper 9 The Fairy Well of Lagnanay 13 Teig O'Kane and the Corpse 16 Paddy Corcoran's Wife 31 Cusheen Loo 33 The White Trout; A Legend of Cong 35 The Fairy Thorn 38 The Legend of Knockgrafton 40 A Donegal Fairy 46

CHANGELINGS

The Brewery of Egg shells 48 The Fairy Nurse 51 Jamie Freel and the Young Lady 52 The Stolen Child 59

THE MERROW The Soul Cages 61 Flory Cantillon's Funeral 75

THE SOLITARY FAIRIES

The Lepracaun; or, Fairy Shoemaker 81 Master and Man 84 Far Darrig in Donegal 90 The Piper and the Puca 95 Daniel O'Rourke 97 The Kildare Pooka 105 How Thomas Connolly met the Banshee 108 A Lamentation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald 112 The Banshee of the MacCarthys 113

GHOSTS

A Dream 129 Grace Connor 130 A Legend of Tyrone 132 The Black Lamb 134 The Radiant Boy 136 The Fate of Frank M'Kenna 139

WITCHES, FAIRY DOCTORS

Bewitched Butter (Donegal) 149 A Queen's County Witch 151 The Witch Hare 154 Bewitched Butter (Queen's County) 155 The Horned Women 165 The Witches' Excursion 168 The Confessions of Tom Bourke 170 The Pudding Bewitched 185

T'YEER NA N OGE

The Legend of O'Donoghue 201 Rent Day 203 Loughleagh (Lake of Healing) 206 Hy Brasail. The Isle of the Blest 212 The Phantom Isle 213

SAINTS, PRIESTS

The Priest's Soul 215 The Priest of Coloony 220 The Story of the Little Bird 222 Conversion of King Laoghaire's Daughters 224 King O'Toole and his Goose 224

THE DEVIL

The Demon Cat 229 The Long Spoon 231 The Countess Kathleen O'Shea 232 The Three Wishes 235

GIANTS

The Giant's Stairs 260 A Legend of Knockmany 266

KINGS, QUEENS, PRINCESSES, EARLS, ROBBERS

The Twelve Wild Geese 280 The Lazy Beauty and her Aunts 286 The Haughty Princess 290 The Enchantment of Gearoidh Iarla 294 Munachar and Manachar 296 Donald and his Neighbours 299 The Jackdaw 303 The Story of Conn eda 306

NOTES 319

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