China Merchant, The

DESCRIPTION: A chinaware merchant lodges with a baker's wife. She plots with her husband and servant to rob the merchant: the servant won't kiss the merchant until he shaves. They plan to pick his pocket while he is being shaved. The barber warns him. He escapes.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan2)
KEYWORDS: seduction warning escape husband wife servant thief hair trick
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan2 311, "The China Merchant" (1 text)
Roud #5865
NOTES: The GreigDuncan2 text omits the narrative that completes the story. The description follows the GreigDuncan2 notes that fill in those gaps. - BS
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