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Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Celtic Revival. At the age of seventeen, he passed an exam for and was awarded a clerkship in the Irish Railway Clearing House. He stayed in this job until 1903. During this period, Colum started to write and met a number of the l ...more
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Published by Peter Smith Publisher (first published 1920)
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Eean, a fisherman's son and late an enchanter's apprentice, is caught trying to steal a king's marvelous horse. To stave off execution, he relates the events that led up to the attempted theft, and halfway through his tale, someone else breaks into the stable...

The author is Irish, but this has never struck me as a particularly Irish story--more a mix of many different fairy tales and legends. Not a criticism; it's a lovely meld, and the story doesn't fall into a predictable pattern. The struct
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