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Hero-Tales of Ireland [Paperback]

Jeremiah Curtin

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12 Jan 2012
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SAUDAN OG AND THE DAUGHTER OF THE KING OF SPAIN; YOUNG CONAL AND THE YELLOW KING'S DAUGHTER. "D I NA DURKACH (the King of the Turks) lived many years in Erin, where he had one son, Saudan Og. When this son grew up to be twenty years old, he was a prince whose equal was hard to be found. The old king was anxious to find a king's daughter as wife for his son, and began to inquire of all wayfarers, rich and poor, high and low, where was there a king's daughter fit for his son, but no one could tell him. At last the king called his old druid. "Do you know," asked he, "where to find a king's daughter for Saudan Og?" "I do not," said the druid; "but do you order your guards to stop all people passing your castle, and inquire of them where such a woman may be." As the druid advised, the king commanded; but no man made him a bit the wiser. A year later, an old ship captain walked the way, and the guards brought him to the king. "Do you know where a fitting wife for my son might be found?" asked the king. "I do," said the captain; "but my advice to you, and it may be a good one, is to seek a wife for your son in the land where he was born, and not go abroad for her. You can find plenty of good women in Erin." "Well," said the king, "tell me first who is the woman you have in mind." "If you must know," said the old captain, "the daughter of the King of Spain is the woman." Straightway the king had a notice put up on the high-road to bring no more tidings to the castle, as he had no need of them. When Saudan Og saw this notice, he knew that his father had the tidings, but would not give them. Next morning he went to the father and begged him to tell. "I know," said he, "that the old captain told you." The king would say nothing, for he feared that his son might fall into t...

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  • Paperback: 58 pages
  • Publisher: General Books LLC (12 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1150894563
  • ISBN-13: 978-1150894565
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.3 x 24.6 cm

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