Hare, Farmer and Witch, Birds and Beasts in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Wales
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Title: Hare, Farmer and Witch


A farmer was troubled by a hare that greatly annoyed him and seemed to make sport of him.  He suspected it was no hare, but a witch, so he determined to rid himself of her repeated visits.  One day, spying his opportunity, he fired at her.  She made a terrible noise, jumped about in a frightful manner, and then lay as if dead.  The man went up to her, but instead of a dead hare, he saw something on the ground as big as a donkey.  He dug a hole and buried the thing, and was never afterwards troubled by hare or witch.


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