When the youth heard all this he determined to try and get possession of the ring, though he did not quite believe in all its wonderful gifts.
She put it on the middle finger of her left hand, and told the youth to take a knife and try as hard as he could to cut her with it, for he would not be able to hurt her.
Do let me try,' said the youth, 'whether I can do these wonderful things.
The youth pretended to have forgotten what to do, and asked what finger he must put the ring on so that no sharp weapon could hurt him?
The youth did so, and found to his astonishment that with a single blow of his fist the stone flew into a thousand pieces.
But the youth had no mind to do that; on the contrary, he went farther off, then put the ring on the little finger of his left hand, and soared into the air like a bird.
Then he gave the youth the following instructions how to overcome the Dragon of the North: 'You must have an iron horse cast, which must have little wheels under each foot.
Then they parted, and the youth quickly flew home through the air.
The youth kept from intercourse with his companions as much as circumstances would allow him.
I thought you was objecting to this march a little while ago," said the youth coldly.
Well," continued the youth, "lots of good- a-'nough men have thought they was going to do great things before the fight, but when the time come they skedaddled.
He glared at the youth for a moment, and then strode away.
The youth called in a savage voice after his comrade: "Well, you needn't git mad about it
Hillsborough Boys got home 3-1 against Banbridge Town Juniors, Knockbreda Youth
had a 6-0 win over Newry City AFC and Lisburn Distillery Youth
squeezed home 1-0 against Willowbank Youth