Celtic Fairy Tales

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D. Nutt, 1892 - Celts - 267 pages
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Page 102 - I should do for an embassy from Arthur. There is a race of animals who were formed before me, and I will be your guide to them.
Page 97 - More yellow was her head than the flower of the broom, and her skin was whiter than the foam of the wave, and fairer were her hands and her fingers than the blossoms of the wood anemone amidst the spray of the meadow fountain.
Page 262 - The book is intended to correspond to ' Grimm's Fairy Tales.' and it must be allowed that its pages fairly rival in interest those of the well-known repository of folk-lore.
Page 105 - Unless he know something of him whom you seek, I cannot tell who may. However, I will guide you to the place where he is." So they went thither ; and the Eagle said, "Salmon of Llyn Llyw, I have come to thee with an embassy from Arthur, to ask thee if thou knowest aught concerning Mabon the son of Modron, who was taken away at three nights old from his mother.
Page 28 - ... prepare her home against the enchantments of the witches if they returned again. And first, to break their spells, she sprinkled the water in which she had washed her child's feet (the feet-water) outside the door on the threshold; secondly, she took the cake which the witches had made in her absence, of meal mixed with the blood drawn from the sleeping family. And she broke the cake in bits, and placed a bit in the mouth of each sleeper, and they were restored; and she took the cloth they had...
Page 158 - he shouted; 'how is this? Here are two of my teeth out! What kind of bread is this you gave me?' 'What's the matter?' said Oonagh coolly. 'Matter!' shouted the other again; 'why, here are the two best teeth in my head gone.
Page 101 - Eagle of Gwern Abwy, we have come to thee an embassy from Arthur, to ask thee if thou knowest aught of Mabon the son of Modron, who was taken from his mother when he was three nights old.
Page 154 - Fin knew not on what hand to turn him. Right or left — backward or forward — where to go he could form no guess whatsoever. 'Oonagh,' said he, 'can you do nothing for me? Where's all your invention? Am I to be skivered like a rabbit before your eyes, and to have my name disgraced forever in the sight of all my tribe, and me the best man among them?
Page 152 - Cucullin coming towards the house, and of course that he himself might go to look after his distant transactions in other parts of the country, rather than — but no matter — we do not wish to be too hard on Fin. All we have to say is, that if he wanted a spot from which to keep a sharp lookout, — and between ourselves, he did want it grievously, — barring Slieve Croob, or Slieve Donard, or its own cousin Cullamore, he could not find a neater or more convenient situation for it in the sweet...
Page 26 - I am the Witch of the One Horn,' was answered. The mistress, supposing that one of her neighbours had called and required assistance, opened the door, and a woman entered, having in her hand a pair of wool carders, and bearing a horn on her forehead, as if growing there. She sat down by the fire in silence, and began to card the wool with violent haste. Suddenly she paused and said aloud: 'Where are the women? They delay too long.

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