Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx
Library of Alexandria, 28. sep. 2020
TOWARDS the close of the seventies I began to collect Welsh folklore. I did so partly because others had set the example elsewhere, and partly in order to see whether Wales could boast of any story-tellers of the kind that delight the readers of Campbell'sPopular Tales of the West Highlands. I soon found what I was not wholly unprepared for, that as a rule I could not get a single story of any length from the mouths of any of my fellow countrymen, but a considerable number of bits of stories.
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'On his return home the young man communicated to his mother the
extraordinary vision he had beheld. She advised him to take some unbaked
dough or "toes" the next time in his pocket, as there must have been some spell
connected with ...
'Whilst the young man narrowly scanned the two ladies, he could not perceive the
least difference betwixt the two, and was almost giving up the task in despair,
when one of them thrust her foot a slight degree forward. The motion, simple as it
'The young couple were then married, by what ceremony was not stated, and
afterwards went to reside at a farm called Esgair Llaethdy, somewhat more than a
mile from the village of Myddfai, where they lived in prosperity and happiness for
She used to spin her yarn somewhat as follows:In old timesbut, for the matter of
that, when she was a young womanthere were a great many of the fair family
living in certain caves in the Foel from Cwm Strallyn 1 down to the upper part of ...
As this was a clear case of "love at first sight," the poor young man was not, of
course, answerable for his actions. But the vision had vanished beneath the
waves, to instantly reappear, however, a yard or two off, with the most provoking