Child Owlet [Child 291]

DESCRIPTION: Lady Erskine wants Child Owlet to sleep with her. Owlet will not; Lord Ronald (Erskine's husband) is Owlet's uncle. Erskine takes revenge by cutting herself and accusing Owlet of raping her. Owlet is torn to pieces between wild horses
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Buchan)
KEYWORDS: execution infidelity rejection lie
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Child 291, "Child Owlet" (1 text)
DT 291, CHDOWLET*

Roud #3883
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Sheffield Apprentice" [Laws O39]
NOTES: Compare this story to the biblical tale of Joseph and Potiphar's wife (Genesis 39:1-20) - RBW
File: C291

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