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78 HOW DIREACH GOT THE FALCON
And Ian Direach knew that all this he owed to Gille Mairtean the fox, and he made a compact with him that he might choose any beast out of his herds, whenever hunger seized him, and that henceforth no arrow should be let fly at him or at any of his race. But Gille Mairtean the fox would take no reward for the help he had given to Ian Direach, only his friendship. Thus all things pros­pered with Ian Direach till he died.
(From Tales oj the West Highlands.)
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