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Smut Fada Finds A Home
 
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Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
Smut Fada was chased by the hounds across the fields!
He jumped over fences and brushed off thistles and bushes and his lovely red jacket was torn off him. He was frightened and he ran like the wind.
Then he saw a fence with a small gap in it.
He squeezed through the gap and came out on the road.
The hounds snarled and barked but could not follow him any further.
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
Smut Fada rested for a while.
Then he trotted along the road looking at everything he passed.
After a while he heard a sound that made him happy, it was the sound of pigs grunting.
The pigs were in a field eating and Smut Fada got through the bars of a gate and joined them.
He felt very happy and quite at home.
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
The pigs were eating dirty turnips with the skins on.
Smut Fada did not like that, also the pigs were covered in mud.
They had a horrible smell!
Smut Fada was used to living in a house and eating nice food in a bowl.
He then left the field and trotted along the road again.
Smut Fada came to a field of farm animals.
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
There were horses,
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
There were cows,
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
There were goats,
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
and hens.
 
Smut Fada got into the field though a gap in the hedge.
Standing among the animals, Smut Fada felt very happy and quite at home.
Smut Fade said: "Good Morning" but the horses took no interest in him.
The cows came over and starred at him.
Then the goats pucked him with their heads and the hens pecked him in the tail
with their sharp beaks.
This frightened Smut Fada so that he left the farm and trotted along the road again.
 
Smut Fada came to a big house that looked comfortable.
A woman stood at the front door.
Smut Fada said, "Good Morning," she was amazed.
She brought the pig into her parlour and gave him a bowl of nice vegetables.
She said: "Good Morning, little pig, my husband will be back soon, he will be delighted with you."
Smut Fada felt very happy and quite at home.
 
After an hour the front door opened and a man came in.
Behind him were two savage dogs who barked furiously when they saw the little pig.
This frightened Smut Fada and he quickly ran out the back door and trotted along the road again.
 
Smut Fada came to a house with three little girls playing in the garden.
He felt that these children would be kind to him so he went to the gate and said, "Good Morning."
The little girls were amazed and they brought Smut Fada into their house.
The girls' Mammy gave the pig a bowl of nice vegetables.
She then made a bed of blankets in the parlour.
Smut Fada felt very happy and quite at home.
 
Early the next morning the girls asked their Mammy could they take the talking pig to school to show him to the other girls. Their Mammy agreed and made a lead with rope so that the girls could bring Smut Fada along the road.
In the school-yard the three girls told all their school-friends that their pig could talk and said, "Good Morning" to him.
When Smut Fada replied, the girls got very excited and started screeching wildly.
This frightened the little pig.
When the school bell rang and the girls went into the class-rooms, he left the school-yard and trotted along the road again.
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
Smut Fada passed a beautiful big house with a lovely garden.
A little boy in posh clothes played in the garden.
Smut Fada said: "Good Morning" and the little boy was amazed.
He brought the pig into the sitting room of the big house.
He then cut up some pears and peaches and gave them to Smut Fada in a silver bowl.
The boy was very gentle with the pig.
Smut Fada felt very happy and quite at home.
After a while the door opened and the woman of the house came in.
She screamed when she saw the pig.
"Nigel, get that dirty pig out of the house immediately," she screamed.
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
She got a broom and gave Smut Fada a hard smack with it.
Smut Fada fled out of the back door and trotted along the road again.
 
Smut Fada then came to a little village.
He looked in the windows of the shops and liked what he saw in the one selling
fruit and vegetables.
The people seemed very friendly.
Smut Fada felt very happy and quite at home.
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
Then Smut Fada passed a Butcher's shop.
Hanging in the window were dead pigs, sausages and rashers.
A man inside was using a big knife to cut up meat!
This frightened Smut Fada and he left the village quickly and trotted along the road again.
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
Smut Fada then came to a little cottage with lots of gnomes in the garden.
Two people passed by quickly saying, "Mad Maudie lives there, she talks to the trees and flowers!"
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
The pig stood at the door until a little old lady came out.
"Good Morning," said Smut Fada and the old lady smiled.
"Come in my precious little pigeen, you are welcome in my house. I will feed you and look after you."
Mad Maudie made a little bed for Smut Fada in her parlour.
She fed him three times a day from a little bowl.
The food was always good, nicely chopped vegetables and peeled apples.
When he felt like it, Smut Fada could go out for a walk in Mad Maudie's garden.
 
Children's Story: Smut Fada Finds A Home by Martin Gleeson
 
Mad Maudie had a sewing machine.
She made a suit of clothes for Smut Fada.
He then had a velvet jacket, a silk shirt, a dickie bow, trousers, and top hat.
He was dressed like a prince!
Smut Fada felt very happy and quite at home.
 


 
 
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About Martin
 
Martin is now a retired College Lecturer who enjoys writing and foreign travel with his wife, he occasionally writes for magazines.
 
While Martin's five children were growing up, he and his wife Carmel loved to tell the children stories.
 
Two of these special stories were Smut Fada (means long snout) and The Three Pats.
 
When Martin's grandchild Katie wanted to hear some stories, Martin sat down to write the spin-off stories.
 
Credit is due to Martin's eldest son Rory who provides story illustrations (Smut Fada).
 
Martin's youngest son Barry, was the original inspiration for boy called Barry in The Three Pats story, Barry now gives Martin technical help with his computer.
 
Martin's Stories
 
Here's a list of just some of Martin's stories which are rotated on this page one at a time and available to registered readers. The entire collection is available immediately to those registered for Unlimited Children's Stories (see Free Story Access above).
 
Major Feathers And Silver
Smut Fada Book 1 Tales From Ireland
Smut Fada finds a home
Madam Elly learns a lesson
Major Feathers and Silver
Norah and Snowy
Owen Catches a Thief
The Three Pats
Barry and the Pirates
Barry and the Wicked Dogs
Barry helps a Farmer
Barry helps a sick girl
Barry saves the village girls

 
 
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