But it will all be before the end. Colcheragh followed these sounds, keeping close at their heels. At length the Wizard became the terror of the whole island, so that no person would pass within several miles of his palace. The Buggane of Glen Meay Waterfall ‘It’s seldom he’s coming this way now.’ They took to their heels; all three; and ran till they could run no longer. 1. ‘Maybe there is; let us count the balls.’ Some one ran to fetch the cup. When they saw the humpback they all stopped, and one came forward and very crossly asked his business. Lheeish yn ollan, lhiams y snaie, But he ran in the water till he came to the churchyard, and they could not touch him there. He beat him and chased him eastwards towards the sea. ‘Shoh Slaynt!’ which is the Manx toast. ‘Och, lil bat vogh, what’s there doin on thee that thou are all of a thriddle of thrimblin like this?’ When he heard the bat’s story, he said ‘The little chicken said it to me.’ THERE was once a woman living near Glen Meay, and she was the wife of a decent, quiet, striving man, of the place. Little red bird of the black turf ground, Anyhow, be that as it may, he was often enough with them. The man wished to carry some away with him, but he could not reach them – the rope was at an end. If one asked her to marry him she would answer, ‘An’ maybe I will,’ and then she would say the same to the next. Well done, Hom – more power to your elba, man.’ The Fynoderee of Gordon That day meat and bread had been given to him at the last town he had passed through. And. So he put it in the smithy window and challenged any scholar who went by to read it. ‘Look here, woman, give him nothing at all, but go out an’ get a creelful of good turf an’ a whisp of feern.’ But it was not long before the mist cleared, and Tom Beg found himself in a green glen such as he had never seen before, though he thought he knew every glen within five miles of him, for he was born and reared in the neighbourhood. He came down with such force that he left his footmarks in the hard stone, and the place has been called ever since, Slieu ynnyd ny Cassyn, or the Mountain of the place of the Feet. Then he said: Away they all went, down Slieu Lewaige, fit to break their necks. He does not like to be seen, so if a farmer wants work done by him, he must take care to keep out of the Fynoderee’s way. ‘Get into your lines there, my boys,’ and the Maughold Lil Fellas put themselves in rows on the walls of the bridge, just under the big cherry trees, holding their coloured lanthorns on the points of their sticks to give light round that dirty turn; then when all had passed, they joined in and followed behind. Then came a little sweet voice through the mist and the trees in answer: ‘Who said that to you, gander?’ Others said that it was lifted up, and the people on it dropped off into the swamp. Then said the king: ‘Are you one of us to-night, Tom?’ ‘The little chicken said it to me.’ He cut out the cloth, and, seating himself cross-legged in the chancel, he put on his thimble and set to work at the breeches. I told my mother and my grandmother what had happened, and my grandmother said it was a Fairy Pig. When she was gone the tailor began to whistle, low and slow, to himself, as he stitched, the tune of a little hymn. IN the old days when there were wizards and witches in the Isle of Mann, the greatest Wizard of all was Caillagh-ny-Faashagh. ‘Are you one of the Mollyruiy ones?’ says she. In the middle of it all, up came the Lil Captain and – About this time one and another began to notice, sometimes in one room, sometimes in another, a big Black Dog with rough curly hair. The cormorant held on to the boat until she filled with water and sank to the bottom of the sea. ‘Where are you going, bull?’ said the goat. The leaders, seeing that it was going to mean a big loss of life, got all their men together on a big patch of dry ground that happened to be in the bog-land, when all of a sudden a darkness came overhead and the ground began to shake and tremble with the weight of the people and the stir there was at them, and then it disappeared. Nor with his arrows, nor his bow; The result was a book that is still in print today, Manx Fairy Tales. He said, too: Little Manannan Son of the Sea, When he came near, a great dog, as large as a calf, began to bay and to growl like thunder, and brought his master out. As well as being the accepted expert on Manx folklore, Morrison was a popular, well-connected and well-trusted person, making her perfectly placed to collect tales appropriate for such a collection of Manx folklore. Then all at once she remembered the knife that she held in her hand! Leprechaun Generally described as a fairy shoemaker, this creature is a red capped fellow who stays around pure springs and is known to haunt cellars. He was stamping them both his feet under; Glenn: This name means valley. She used to put the wheel out on the floor every night before the husband came in from work, to let on to him that she had been spinning. The island was much larger then than it is now, but the magician who for a time ruled over it, as a revenge on one of his enemies, raised a furious wind in the air and in the bosom of the earth. ‘Me blessing on the curlew. He walked on then till he got to Glen Meay and told what he had seen in a house there. Just ask, basic cross £40.00. Then Conchubar, in his crimson mantle and white gold-embroidered tunic, and armed with his great shield and his mighty weapons, went back to Ireland. 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