Branch Hero, The
DESCRIPTION: A fisherman meets Betsey and convinces her to sail with him to "that place called Branch up in St Mary's Bay." A gale blows them off course and they land who-knows-where. Betsey says, if the listener meets that fisherman then toss him overboard.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: travel sea ship storm humorous
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Mrs. Ghaney, "The Branch Hero" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
NOTES [15 words]: "Oh Branch," says the fisherman, "it is a lovely place; it's the best in Newfoundland." - BS
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