House-Burning in Carter County, The

DESCRIPTION: A mother sets out from home to get some mullen oil, but -- despite her child's encouragement to hurry -- stays to talk. Before she returns, her house catches fire and her children die in each other's arms. The mother is told they are at rest
AUTHOR: James W. Day ("Jilson Setters")?
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: fire death children mother
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-BalladMakingInMountainsOfKentucky, pp. 108-109, (no title) (1 text)
ST ThBa108 (Partial)
Roud #13945
File: ThBa108

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