There was a man who kept hens in the kitchen of his house. The fox came and the man tried to stop him. The fox threw the man’s shoes into the fire and while he tried to get them out, the fox quickly took the hens in his mouth and ran away.
Collector: Katie Kelly, Beagh, Co. Galway
Informant: Mrs Maggie Kelly, Beagh, Co. Galway
Place: Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie