Webster of Brechin's Mare, The

DESCRIPTION: When the webster's (weaver's) old mare declares she can work no more; when the man threatens her, she faints. He skins the horse. Awakening in the night, it comes to the door; a lad kills it fears he has done murder, then discovers it is a horse
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1815 (chapbook used by Logan)
KEYWORDS: horse clothes death humorous homicide
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Logan, pp. 402-405, "The Webster of Brechin's Mare" (1 text)
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 154-156, "The Webster of Brechin's Mare" (1 text)

ST FVS154 (Partial)
Roud #13121
File: FVS154

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