IRELAND: Sow into Cow

Children of the U. S. can count glibly, "five pennies are a nickel, two nickels are a dime;" but children of the Irish Free State must become even glibber. They must count in the following strange fashion:

"Two sows are a hen, three hens are a hare, two hares are a wolfhound, and two wolfhounds are a cow."

Such counting was actually studied last week by Irish tots, fingering and counting bright new Irish Free State coins, each adorned with a harp on one side and on the other animals as follows:


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