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Tell-Tale Signs II… Stuart France

* … A very different Fionn tale (to give him his correct nomenclature), adapted from one of Ella Young’s re-tellings. The full cycle of tales from which this one is drawn are available in, The Tangle Coated Horse, and although … Continue reading

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The Hobbler’s Hovel… Stuart France

* … “Strength of my sword-arm,” continued Fiachna, “destitute and decrepit though I now am, I have a treasure hidden away. I never dared dream I would live to pass it on to Cuill’s son.” “Fine will be the gift … Continue reading

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Falling into Step… Stuart France

* … “Fiachna, son of Conga,” shouted Daatho, “there is a man here who wants a word with you.” “Let him who wants a word with me, fall into step with me, replied Fiachna. “Spoken like a true champion,” said … Continue reading

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Sleep-Strain of Alain… Stuart France

* … “Has Goll tried his hand at it?” asked Fin. “Goll has tried his hand, and Conan Maul before him, and the king too. They have all chanced their arm and they have all slept.” “Slept?” said Fin, aghast. … Continue reading

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A Twice-Stole Spear… Stuart France

* … “Mananawn’s Mount,” muttered Fin, pensively. “Yeas!” exclaimed Daatho, “from Sidhe Finnaha, where Leer himself resides, he descends like a fire-storm. That radiant place on the very crest of the height is crowned with flames that leap rubied-red, through … Continue reading

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High-Way to Tara… Stuart France

* Fin Mac Cuill stood on an out-crop of rock and surveyed the Fortress of Tara… Brightly coloured banners ran from the breeze over her ornately carved roof-poles… Long had Fin yearned for this moment, Tara before him and his … Continue reading

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Tell-Tale Signs… Stuart France

* …There is lots of real depth in this little story. It is culled from the pages of, ‘Folk Tales of the British Isles’ and is full of that rare and ever dwindling commodity known as Folk Wisdom. This re-telling … Continue reading

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