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Tales of a Basque Grandmother

by Frances Carpenter

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1930. The folktales, which have been adapted in this book by the author, have been collected from numerous sources. Many are based on stories and myths recounted by M. Jules Vinson in his Le Folk-Lore du Pays Basque, by Rev. W. Webster in his treatise on Basque Legends, and by those found in the pages of the Basque Magazine Gure Herria. Several have for their basic source tales written by M. Emmanuel Souberbielle. Contents: Manesh and Mayi at Home; The Tale of the South Wind; Bidabe and His Witch Bride; The Dancing Gypsy; The Fairy and the Spinning Woman; Dominik-Tekun; The Flies of Mendiondo; Asheria, the Crafty Red Fox; The Boy Who Talked with the Birds; The Story of Good-For-Nothing Ganiche; The Man without a Shadow; Wise Pele and His Foolish Friend; The Old Soldier and His Magic Sack; The Hunting Nest of Old Echtebe; The Sea Captain and the Serpent; The Basque Maiden and the King; Fifine and the White Mare; The Stupid Tartaro; The Magic Snuff Box; The Dragon with the Seven Heads; The Fairy Bridge of Licq; Bilinch and the Three Waves; The Legend of the Cruche; The Two Mule Drivers; The Sick Fairy; The Tale of the Makila; The Maid in the House of the Fairy Laminak; and The Age of the Sorcerer.

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