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Basque Legends

by Wentworth Webster

[1879]


Title Page
Contents
Introduction

I.--Legends of the Tartaro

Introduction
The Tartaro
M. d'Abbadie's Version
Variations of 'The Tartaro'
Errua, The Madman
Variations of Errua
The Three Brothers, The Cruel Master, And The Tartaro
The Tartaro and Petit Perroquet

II.--The Heren-Suge.--The Seven-Headed Serpent.

Introduction
The Grateful Tartaro and the Heren-Suge
Variation of 'The Grateful Tartaro and the Heren-Suge'
The Seven-Headed Serpent
The Serpent in the Wood

III.--Animal Tales

Introduction
Acheria, The Fox
The Ass and the Wolf

IV.--Basa-Jaun, Basa-Andre, and Lamiñak

Introduction
Basa-Jauna, The Wild Man
The Servant at the Fairy's
The Fairy in the House
The Pretty But Idle Girl
The Devil's Age
The Fairy-Queen Godmother

V.--Witchcraft and Sorcery

Introduction
The Witches at the Sabbat
The Witches and the Idiots
The Witch and the New-Born Infant
The Changeling

VI.--Contes Des Fées, (A) Tales Like The Keltic

Introduction
Malbrouk
The Fisherman and his Sons
Tabakiera, The Snuff-Box
Mahistruba, the Master Mariner
Dragon
Ezkabi-Fidel
Variation of 'Ezkabi-Fidel'
The Lady Pigeon and Her Comb
Suggested Explanation of 'The Lady-Pigeon and Her Comb'
Laur-Cantons
The Young Schoolboy
The Son Who Heard Voices
The Mother and Her (Idiot) Son; Or, The Clever Thief
Juan Dekos, The Blockhead (Tontua)
Variation of 'Juan Dekos'. Juan De Kalais
The Duped Priest

VI.--Contes Des Fées: (B) Derived Directly From The French

Introduction
Ass'-Skin
Variations on 'Assí-Skin'
The Step-Mother and the Step-Daughter
Beauty and the Beast
Variation of 'Beauty and the Beast'
The Cobbler and His Three Daughters (Blue Beard)
Variation on 'Blue Beard'
The Singing Tree, the Bird Which Tells the Truth, and the Water That Makes Young
Variation on 'The Singing Tree, the Bird Which Tells the Truth, and the Water That Makes Young'
The White Blackbird
The Sister and Her Seven Brothers
Variations of Other French Fairy-Tales
List of Publications of Foreign Legends in France

VII.--Religious Tales

Introduction
Fourteen
Jesus Christ and the Old Soldier
The Poor Soldier and the Rich Man
The Widow and Her Son
The Story of the Hair-Cloth Shirt (La Cilice)
The Saintly Orphan Girl
The Slandered and Despised Young Girl

 

An Essay on the Basque Language

Basque Poetry

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