Long ago there was a man who had a very big family. He had not much food for his family. One night he said to his son that his neighbours had a lot of potatoes and that they would go to the field and get a cart full of potatoes. So they went to the field and as they were filling the cart the son said “it is not right”. But the father said “is there anyone looking” the son said “no”. “But is not god looking at us”. If that is so said the father “we will go home again”. The father got sorry and they went home again. When they went home the son went into the barn. He saw a lot of potatoes in the barn. He went into the house and told his father. The father said “only for you we would not have them you are a very good boy”.
Collector: Nora Kelly, Milltown, Tuam
Informant: Sarah Kelly, (a parent)
Place: Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway
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