Folktales of England: Katharine Briggs: Selected Works

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415291507
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/15/2002
  • Edition description: FAC
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

I Wonder Tales
1 The Small-Tooth Dog 3
2 The Green Lady 6
3 Tom Tit Tot 10
4 Mossycoat 16
5 Little Rosy 26
6 The Man Who Wouldn't Go Out at Night 28
II Legends
Encounters with Unnatural Beings
7 Fairy Merchandise 33
8 Goblin Combe 34
9 The Fairy Follower 35
10 Pixy Fair 37
11 The Fairy Midwife 38
12 The Green Mist 39
13 The Apple-Tree Man 44
14 Tibb's Cat and the Apple-Tree Man 46
15 The Man in the Wilderness 47
16 The Old Man at the White House 49
17 Why the Donkey is Safe 50
18 The Hunted Soul 52
19 The Sea Morgan and the Conger Eels 54
Curses and Ghosts
20 Tarr Ball and the Farmer 55
21 The Four-Eyed Cat 56
22 The Witch's Purse 57
23 The Gipsy's Curse 59
24 The Open Grave 61
25 Annie Luker's Ghost 62
26 The Son Murdered by His Parents 64
27 Company on the Road 66
28 Room for One More 67
29 The Giant of Grabbist and the "Dorcas Jane" 68
30 The Giant of Grabbist and Hawkridge Church 70
31 The Giant of Grabbist and the Whitstones 71
32 The Giant of Grabbist and the Stones of Battlegore 72
33 St. Wulfric and the Greedy Boy 73
34 The Devil and St. Dunstan 75
35 St. Adelme 77
36 St. Aloys and the Lame Nag 78
Historical and Quasi-Historical Traditions
37 St. David's Flood 80
38 The Legend of Gold Hill 81
39 The Grey Goose Feathers 84
40 Swayne's Leaps 86
41 The Lost Bride 87
42 The Thievish Sexton 88
43 Mr. Fox's Courtship 90
44 Drake's Cannon Ball 94
45 Marshall's Elm 95
46 Jack White's Gibbet 96
Modern Legends
47 The Foreign Hotel 98
48 The Stolen Corpse 99
49 The Half-Cup of Tea 100
50 The Five-Pound Note 101
III Jocular Tales
Devils and Spirits
51 The Curious Cat 105
52 The Last Man Hanged 106
53 Dolly and the Duke 107
54 Summat Queer on Batch 109
55 A Cure for a Witch 110
Heaven, Hell, and Parsons
56 A Paddock in Heaven 113
57 The Two Chaps who went to Heaven 113
58 The Three Premiers who went to Heaven 114
59 The Parsons' Meeting 115
60 The Churchyard 116
61 The Parson and the Parrot 116
62 The Man that stole the Parson's Sheep 117
Tales about Children
63 The Two Little Scotch Boys 119
64 Father, I Think 120
65 King Edward and the Salad 121
66 The Rich Man's Two Sons 122
67 The First Banana 123
"Rhozzums" (Short Humorous Tales, often about Local Characters)
68 The Farmer and the "Parson" 124
69 The Irishman's Hat 125
70 The Three Foreigners 126
71 The Deaf Man and the Pig Trough 127
72 The Borrowdale Cuckoo 128
73 Growing the Church 129
Husband and Wife
74 The Jamming Pan 130
75 The Contrary Wife 132
76 Knife or Scissors 133
77 The Farmer and His Wife and the Mirror 134
78 The Three Obedient Husbands 135
79 The Lazy Wife 136
Master and Man
80 The Lad Who Was Never Hungry 136
81 Take a Pinch of Salt With It 137
82 Old Charley Creed 138
83 The Hungry Mowers 139
Shaggy Dogs
84 The Farmer and His Ox 140
85 The Two Elephants 141
86 The Horse Who Played Cricket 142
87 The Pious Lion 143
88 The Tortoises' Picnic 144
Tall Tales and Absurdities
89 The Dog and the Hares 146
90 The Man Who Bounced 147
91 Mark Twain in the Fens 148
92 The Endless Tale 149
Glossary 150
Bibliography 153
Index of Motifs 159
Index of Tale Types 165
General Index 167
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