By K. Briggs
A vintage in folklore scholarship prepared in 2 components. folks Narratives comprises stories informed for edification or pride, yet no longer regarded as factually actual. folks Legends offers stories the tellers believed to be files of exact occasions.
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Way,” said the boy, “thou gets thy living by saying thy prayers, and I get mine by making besoms. Addy, Household Tales, p. 22. Calver, Derbyshire. TYPE 1832*. 459 [Jokes on parsons]. THE BOY WHO FEARED NOTHING Once a father made a bet with his son that he dare not go into the bonehouse in their village churchyard at midnight and fetch a skull out without taking a light with him. The son accepted the wager, and on the following night went down into the bonehouse. In the meantime the father had told a man to hide himself in the bonehouse, and watch the boy.
Said he. “I dreamt I was in hell,” the other soberly replied. “Ho! Ho! ” asked the squire. “All they that had most money sat nearest the fire,” the dreamer answered. ” the other inquired. “Not quite,” said the dreamer. “I walked about, and found a beautiful golden seat, and * indexes, signs. † nothing. A dictionary of british folktales 44 was going to sit down when somebody took hold of my shoulder and said: ‘You mustn’t sit there! ’ said I. ” Norton Collection, II, p. 239. Wiltshire. Alfred Williams, Round About the Upper Thames, p.
379–80. Barthomley, Cheshire. TYPE 835A*. A Scottish version of this is recorded in The School of Scottish Studies. There are also three Irish versions. See also “Not So Easy Cured”. THE CLEVER APPRENTICE A shoemaker once engaged an apprentice. A short time after the apprenticeship began, the shoemaker asked the boy what he would call him in addressing him. “Oh, I would just call you master,” answered the apprentice. ” Apprentice. Oh, I would call them trousers. Shoemaker. No, you must call them struntifers.