Folktales of England: Katharine Briggs: Selected Works

Folktales of England: Katharine Briggs: Selected Works

by Katharine Briggs

ISBN-10: 041529150X

ISBN-13: 9780415291507

Pub. Date: 12/15/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

IWonder Tales
1The Small-Tooth Dog3
2The Green Lady6
3Tom Tit Tot10
5Little Rosy26
6The Man Who Wouldn't Go Out at Night28
Encounters with Unnatural Beings
7Fairy Merchandise33
8Goblin Combe34
9The Fairy Follower35
10Pixy Fair37
11The Fairy Midwife38
12The Green Mist39
13The Apple-Tree Man44
14Tibb's Cat and the Apple-Tree Man46
15The Man in the Wilderness47
16The Old Man at the White House49
17Why the Donkey is Safe50
18The Hunted Soul52
19The Sea Morgan and the Conger Eels54
Curses and Ghosts
20Tarr Ball and the Farmer55
21The Four-Eyed Cat56
22The Witch's Purse57
23The Gipsy's Curse59
24The Open Grave61
25Annie Luker's Ghost62
26The Son Murdered by His Parents64
27Company on the Road66
28Room for One More67
29The Giant of Grabbist and the "Dorcas Jane"68
30The Giant of Grabbist and Hawkridge Church70
31The Giant of Grabbist and the Whitstones71
32The Giant of Grabbist and the Stones of Battlegore72
33St. Wulfric and the Greedy Boy73
34The Devil and St. Dunstan75
35St. Adelme77
36St. Aloys and the Lame Nag78
Historical and Quasi-Historical Traditions
37St. David's Flood80
38The Legend of Gold Hill81
39The Grey Goose Feathers84
40Swayne's Leaps86
41The Lost Bride87
42The Thievish Sexton88
43Mr. Fox's Courtship90
44Drake's Cannon Ball94
45Marshall's Elm95
46Jack White's Gibbet96
Modern Legends
47The Foreign Hotel98
48The Stolen Corpse99
49The Half-Cup of Tea100
50The Five-Pound Note101
IIIJocular Tales
Devils and Spirits
51The Curious Cat105
52The Last Man Hanged106
53Dolly and the Duke107
54Summat Queer on Batch109
55A Cure for a Witch110
Heaven, Hell, and Parsons
56A Paddock in Heaven113
57The Two Chaps who went to Heaven113
58The Three Premiers who went to Heaven114
59The Parsons' Meeting115
60The Churchyard116
61The Parson and the Parrot116
62The Man that stole the Parson's Sheep117
Tales about Children
63The Two Little Scotch Boys119
64Father, I Think120
65King Edward and the Salad121
66The Rich Man's Two Sons122
67The First Banana123
"Rhozzums" (Short Humorous Tales, often about Local Characters)
68The Farmer and the "Parson"124
69The Irishman's Hat125
70The Three Foreigners126
71The Deaf Man and the Pig Trough127
72The Borrowdale Cuckoo128
73Growing the Church129
Husband and Wife
74The Jamming Pan130
75The Contrary Wife132
76Knife or Scissors133
77The Farmer and His Wife and the Mirror134
78The Three Obedient Husbands135
79The Lazy Wife136
Master and Man
80The Lad Who Was Never Hungry136
81Take a Pinch of Salt With It137
82Old Charley Creed138
83The Hungry Mowers139
Shaggy Dogs
84The Farmer and His Ox140
85The Two Elephants141
86The Horse Who Played Cricket142
87The Pious Lion143
88The Tortoises' Picnic144
Tall Tales and Absurdities
89The Dog and the Hares146
90The Man Who Bounced147
91Mark Twain in the Fens148
92The Endless Tale149
Index of Motifs159
Index of Tale Types165
General Index167

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