Typically Irish, this little piece of whimsy, fantasy and poetry. Rory, a lad of 19, is sent to the fair along with his father's cattle, and Bran, the dog, is sent along to guide Rory and the cattle, since Rory is lost in a world of fancy all his own. Time and time again, he is swindled of his cows; and Bran retrieves them. A series of strange misadventures with weird people, and he decides to travel through life with a tinker he meets, but in the end snaps out of his dream world to rescue a neighbor's daughter from commitment to an insane asylum for fancies like his own. Almost a fairy tale -- for those who like Irish lore.