Maltman and the Highwayman, The
DESCRIPTION: A maltman is robbed by a highwayman and left bleeding. A miller finds his neighbor maltman, hears his story, borrows his horse, chases down and kills the highwayman. The maltman testifies for the miller and clears him of the murder charge.
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: homicide robbery trial reprieve death friend miller thief
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, pp. 250-251, "The Maltman and the Highwayman" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 355)
NOTES: Wiltshire-WSRO is missing the Williams-Thames third verse in which the maltman unsuccessfully tries to fob off three pounds of silver when he has twenty guineas. - BS
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