Monday, January 12, 2015

Quick W.B. Yeats Story

I just loved this gem of a story found in 'The Celtic Twilight' by WB Yeats:

"One day the Sligo people say a man from Roughley was tried in Sligo for breaking a skull in a row, and made the defense not unknown in Ireland, that some heads are so thin you cannot be responsible for them. Having turned with a look of passionate contempt towards the Solicitor who was prosecuting, and cried, 'that little fellow's skull if ye were to hit it would go like an egg-shell,' he beamed upon the judge, and said in a wheedling voice, 'but a man might wallop away at your lordship's for a fortnight'."

I love this little story! 

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