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The Great Treasure

Story ID:7816
Written by:bobby o'neill mitchum (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Fiction
Location:Phenix City Alabama U.S.A.
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Once,long ago there was a very poor man,he had no job,no relatives and he was very lonely,he at length went into the mountains seeking to find a great treasure that an old legend had said was buried somewhere in a valley of those mountains,he found a job in a small village not far from the valley and worked very hard and diligently,spending most of his spare time searching for that great treasure,he was promoted and at length was able to build himself a modest little home in that valley,one day he met a fair young maiden and as time passed they became engaged and were married,she bore him several sons and daughters and they lived a happy and prosperous life,how ever he still searched for that buried treasure,one day as luck would have it,he stumbled upon a hidden cave in the valley floor,at last he thought he had found the burial place of the great treasure,but all he found was a leather parchment with the words "IS E' AN GHLEANN AN TAISCE" he was perplexed to say the least and could find no one to translate the words of which he was sure would direct him to where the treasure was buried.
He lived the rest of his life happy and prosperous and content,but died without knowing what the words on the parchment said but surrounded by family and friends..
Bob Mitchum
ps. if you are like me and do not read gaelic,may i suggest that you use google translator if you want to know exactly what was writen on the parchment that the man found.