Courte Paille, La

DESCRIPTION: (Canadian) French: A sailing crew has been seven years at sea, and is starving. They draw straws to decide which one of them they will kill and eat. The Captain is chosen, but asks a cabin boy to take his place. At the last moment, the boy spies land
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Barbeau)
KEYWORDS: cannibalism sea sailor disaster reprieve foreignlanguage
FOUND IN: Canada(Que) US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 41-43, "La courte paille" (1 French text plus an English translation, 1 tune)
Lomax-Singing, pp. 180-182, "Sept Ans Sur Mer" (1 French text plus an English translation, 1 tune)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Ship in Distress" (plot) and references there
File: FMB041

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