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Story entitled 'An Dist Nabi', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/138

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'An Dist Nabi' [An Dithist Nàbhaidh, The Two Neighbours] probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story tells of two servants competing with one another to finish the harvest. One of them cheats by getting four women to work through the night and reminds them to leave a small bit at the end as was the custom. He wins the competition but is suspected of cheating and this is demonstrated by the request for bread and cheese. The text is unclear.


  • Creation: September 1872

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 57v, line 1 to folio 58r, line 23

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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