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Story under the headings 'Roin' and 'Mythology' about seals, 7 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/29

Scope and Contents

Story under the headings 'Roin' and 'Mythology' about seals collected from Iain Macaonais [John MacInnes], Staola-gearrai [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 29 January 1875. The story tells of a farmer who could not work out who was eating his corn so he went to the bottom of his kiln and saw that a big seal and a small seal were the culprits. The seals are eating when the little one says that it can hear a noise but the big seal dismisses it as as the sound of a mouse. However, the noise was the man coming to kill the seals and when the farmer splits the big seal's head open, the small seal comments how he had told him that that sound was not a mouse.


  • Creation: 7 October 1875

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 97r, line 17 to folio 98r, line 9

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW106/125 folio 51v - a copy of the same story from the same informant, noted as being transcribed into this notebook on 7 October 1875.

Repository Details

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