trapped in a bog
Barty was trapped in a bog and seemed a goner when Big Mick O'Reilly wandered by. " Help! " Barty shouted, " Oi'm sinkin'! " Don't worry, " assured Mick. " Next to the Strong Muldoon, Oi'm the strongest man in Erin, and Oi'll pull ye right out o'there. " Mick leaned out and grabbed Barty's hand and pulled and pulled to no avail. After two more unsuccessful attempts, Mick said to Barty, " Shure, an'Oi can't do it. The Strong Muldoon could do it alone, mebbe, but Oi'll have to get some help. " As Mick was leaving, Barty called " Mick! Mick! D'ye think it will help if Oi pull me feet out of the stirrups?