Darby O'Gill and the Good People

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Darby O'Gill
and the Good People

 

By
Herminie Templeton Kavanagh

 

Frontispiece by
John R. Neill

 

Chicago
The Reilly & Lee Co.

 

Copyright, 1903
By
McClure, Phillips & Co.

 

 

FOREWORD

THIS history sets forth the only true account of the adventures of a daring Tipperary man named Darby O'Gill among the Fairies of Sleive-na-mon.

These adventures were first related to me by Mr. Jerry Murtaugh, a reliable car-driver, who goes between Kilcuny and Ballinderg. He is a first cousin of Darby O'Gill's own mother.

 

 

THE FAIRIES


"Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting
For fear of little men.
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping altogether;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl's feather.

They stole little Bridget
For seven years long;
When she came down again
Her friends were all gone.
They took her lightly back
Between the day and morrow;
They thought that she was fast asleep,
But she was dead with sorrow."

William Allingham.


 

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1933, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.