With the greatest kindness in his voice, Dáleigh asked: "Sir, what are you working on so hard?" - "On a shoe," replied the leprechaun, "you can see that. What are you doing here in the forest when you are not at work?" - "I'm on my way to my farm" he said, but 'I'll catch you first' thought Dáleigh.
The little creature spoke boldly: "Then run quickly before you come too late and a fox catches your chickens".
Dáleigh almost forgot his plan in shock, but he remained calm and quickly grabbed the Lucharachán by the shoulders and did not let go of him. Because so caught it has to reveal its treasure to the catcher.
"Well," said Dáleigh sternly, "show me your treasure. And no crooked things"
"Very well," said the little man. It pointed the way to a slope.
"There under the stone, there is my gold treasure, but I won't tell you more"
Dáleigh tried to move the stone with his foot, nothing moved. With one hand he reached for the stone, nothing, not even a millimeter.
"Well, I'll tie a red ribbon around the stone here and come back with tools." he knew how insidious these ween are and added: "But beforehand you promise not to steal the red ribbon from me and not to remove the treasure"
"Yes, I promise you this" and Lucharacháns have to keep their promises.
Now Daleigh let him go and hurried home. He packed up the pieces, shovel, and other tools in anticipation. Thoughts raced over what he would do with the gold.
When he returned to the stony slope, he saw thousands upon thousands of stones tied with red ribbons. And as long as Dáleigh O'Fleiarty was digging, he never found the treasure.