“Twas five of them locked in a struggle of death and life. The father, the mother, and three sons. The mother and a son gave up the struggle. Their souls went to free themselves, but they by misfortune become entangled with the souls of the others, so the soul of the mother ripped away the soul of the father, and the soul of the son ripped away the soul of a brother. When it was done – ‘twas but one soul among the three survivors.”
– Common folk tale, Ireland 1805
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