A Fairy Leading

There was a man walking home recently from Mountrath to his house at Clonenagh. As he was approaching the house, up a long hill, he saw the light burning in the window. When he got nearer he found himself totally unable to find the house, and actually walked for a considerable distance past it. He turned back, and again saw the lights of his house, but again was unable to find the way into it.

Having made several attempts to get home, he gave it up as a bad job, and returned to Mountrath, where he spent the night. On telling his experience to a friend in Mountrath, he was told that had he turned his coat inside out he would have been able to find the gate of his house.

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