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Excerpt: ...shall I ever be able to spend the likes o'' that! And so he drank, and gambled, and wasted his time in hunting and horse-racing, until after a while he found the chests empty and the cupboards poverty-stricken, and the stockings lean and penniless. Then he mortgaged his farm-house and gambled away all the money he got for it, and then he bethought him that a few hundred pounds might be raised on his mill. But when he went to look at it, he found the dam broken, and scarcely a thimbleful of water in the mill-race, and the wheel rotten, and the thatch of the house all gone, and the upper millstone lying flat on the lower one, and a coat of dust and mould over everything. So he made up his mind to borrow a horse and take one more hunt to-morrow and then reform his habits. As he was returning late in the evening from this farewell hunt, passing through a lonely glen he came upon an old man playing backgammon, betting on his left hand against his right, and crying and cursing because the right WOULD win. Come and bet with me, said he to Sculloge. Faith, I have but a sixpence in the world, was the reply; but, if you like, I''ll wager that on the right. Done, said the old man, who was a Druid; if you win I''ll give you a hundred guineas. So the game was played, and the old man, whose right hand was always the winner, paid over the guineas and told Sculloge to go to the Devil with them. Instead of following this bit of advice, however, the young farmer went home and began to pay his debts, and next week he went to the glen and won another game, and made the Druid rebuild his mill. So Sculloge became prosperous again, and by and by he tried his luck a third time, and won a game played for a beautiful wife. The Druid sent her to his house the next morning before he was out of bed, and his servants came knocking at the door and crying, Wake up! wake up! Master Sculloge, there''s a young lady here to see you. Bedad, it''s the vanithee 129 herself,... John Fiske, Books, Social and Cultural Studies, Myths And Myth-makers; Old Tales And Superstitions Interpreted By Comparative Mythology Books>Social and Cultural Studies, General Books LLC

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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 138 Seiten, L=152mm, B=229mm, H=8mm, Gew.=213gr, [GR: 27540 - TB/Volkskunde], [SW: - Sociology], Kartoniert/Broschiert

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Myths and Myth-Makers; Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology
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Fiske, John

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Myths and Myth-Makers; Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

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9781153741262

Details of the book - Myths and Myth-Makers; Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology


EAN (ISBN-13): 9781153741262
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1153741261
Paperback
Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
138 Pages
Weight: 0,213 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9781153741262

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1-153-74126-1, 978-1-153-74126-2

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