Trois Graines de Peppernell

DESCRIPTION: "Mon pere, mon pere, vous me tenez dans votre bouche." French version of the "Singing Bone" motif. Two hungry children are sent by their parents to find food. The girl finds three grains; the boy drowns her and takes the seeds; the seeds reveal the truth
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Creighton-Journey)
KEYWORDS: death food brother sister foreignlanguage drowning recitation
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Helen Creighton, _A Folk Tale Journey through the Maritimes_, edited by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan, Breton Books, 1993, pp. 140-142, "Thee Grains of Peppernell (Trois Graines de Peppernell)" (1 text, with a prose introduction to the three-verse recitation)
cf. "The Twa Sisters" [Child 10] (plot)
File: CrJ141

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