Having lived in the remote countryside of Ireland all his life, Murphy decided that the time had come to visit the fair city of Dublin.
While there he marvelled at the towering buildings, the crowds of people, and the fancy goods that were to be found in the many shops in the city.
In one of the stores that was selling fancy goods, he picked up a mirror and looked into it.
Not ever having seen a mirror before, Murphy remarked at the image staring back at him.
‘How ’bout that! he exclaimed, ‘Here’s a picture of my Fadder.’
He bought the mirror believing it was a picture of his old dad, but on the way home he remembered that his wife didn’t like his father, so he hung the mirror in the shed, and every morning before leaving to go fishing, he would go in there and look at it.
His wife began to get suspicious of his many trips to the shed, so one day after her husband left, she went to the shed and found the mirror.
As she looked into the mirror, she fumed, ‘So that’s the ugly cow he’s running around with.’
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