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By W. B. Yeats

Born and proficient in Dublin, eire, William Butler Yeats came upon early in his literary profession a fascination with Irish folklore and the occult. Later offered the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923, Yeats produced an unlimited choice of tales, songs, and poetry of Ireland's historic and mythical previous. those writings helped safe for Yeats attractiveness as a number one proponent of Irish nationalism and Irish cultural independence. initially released in separate books close to the top of the 19th century, those stories have preserved a wealthy and fascinating historical past in a charmingly real Irish voice. during this quantity, impressive characters of Irish delusion are delivered to lifestyles in the course of the fabulous poetic voice of W.B. Yeats. those mythical tales of capricious Trooping Fairies, the frightful Banshee, Kings and Queens, Giants, Devils and the ever renowned Leprechaun will satisfaction and entertain readers of every age.

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B. yeats (clown)! Ha, you bodach! ” Poor Teig drew back, and when she found that she was getting no answer, she closed her eyes gently, lost her vigor, and fell back quietly and slowly under the clay. Teig did to her as he had done to the man — he threw the clay back on her, and left the flags down overhead. He began digging again near the door, but before he had thrown up more than a couple of shovelfuls, he noticed a man’s hand laid bare by the spade. ” And he threw the clay in again on it, and settled the flags as they had been before.

At last he became very wild and unruly. He wasn’t to be seen day nor night in his father’s house, but always rambling on his kailee (night-visit) from place to place and from house to house, so that the old people used to shake their heads and say to one another, “it’s easy seen what will happen to the land when the old man dies; his son will run through it in a year, and it won’t stand him that long itself. He used to be always gambling and card-playing and drinking, but his father never minded his bad habits, and never punished him.

You ought to be ashamed of yourself, if there’s any shame in you, to give me the slip after this fashion! b. ” Dermod considered for some time, and he was right in doing so, but he thought that no one could come to harm out of asking a civil question. ” Away went Dermod to his cabin, where he found the potatoes thrown out on the table, and his good woman handing the biggest of them all, a beautiful laughing red apple, smoking like a hard-ridden horse on a frosty night, over to Father Horrigan. ” said Father Horrigan.

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