The Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter

 

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THE BOY APPRENTICED TO AN ENCHANTER

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THE BOY
APPRENTICED
TO AN
ENCHANTER

BY
PADRAIC COLUM

Illustrated by
DUGALD STUART WALKER

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
1920

All rights reserved


Copyright, 1920,
By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.


Set up and electrotyped. Published November, 1920.

Norwood Press
J. S. Cushing Co.—Berwick & Smith Co.
Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.


TO

ELLA YOUNG

IN MEMORY OF THE MANY STORIES
SHE HAS TOLD ME


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROLOGUE
PAGE
The Horses of King Manus11
PART ONE
The Story of Eean the Fisherman’s Son19
PART TWO
The Story of Bird-of-Gold Who Was the Bramble Gatherer’s Daughter71
PART THREE
The Two Enchanters131

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PROLOGUE
THE HORSES OF KING MANUS

As for the youth who had tried to steal the white horse that the King owned, he was bound hand and foot and taken into the castle of the King. There he was thrown down beside the trestles of the great table, and the hot wax from the candles that lighted the supper board dripped down upon him. And it was told to him that at the morrow’s sunrise he would be slain with the sword.

Then the King called upon one to finish the story that was being told when the neigh of the white horse was heard in the stable. The story could not be finished for him, however, because the one who had been telling it was now outside, guarding the iron door of the stable with a sword in his hand. And King Manus, sitting at the supper board, could not eat nor refresh himself because there was no one at hand to finish the story for him.

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