St. Patrick's Day
The Seannachie

The Seannachie
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 1
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   0.39

     challenging words:    dreaming, leprechaun, sees, storyteller, tears, place, against, almost, aloud, angry, answer, anyone, back, cannot, change, close
     content words:    Little People, Yesterday Pat

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The Seannachie
By Kathleen W. Redman

1     Pat was a Seannachie. A Seannachie is an Irish storyteller.
2     He walked from place to place. He told the children stories. He told them about the Little People. He told them about good times.
3     He told the adults stories, too. He told them about the Little People. He told them about good times. He told them about bad times, too.
4     Yesterday Pat walked a very long way. It was getting dark. Pat was tired.
5     "It is too far to walk to the next town," Pat said to himself. "I am too tired. I will lie down under a tree. I will go to sleep there."
6     Pat found a tall tree. The tree had long branches. It was thick with leaves. It was a very old tree.
7     "This is a good place to sleep," Pat said aloud.
8     He gathered up some leaves. He put them under the tree. He made a soft bed. Everything was ready.
9     Pat lay down on the leaves. He put his head against the tree.

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