Tuesday, March 02, 2004

welsh fairy

And there are some more dog tales (enchanted) in the wonderful The Welsh Fairy Book by W. Jenkyn Thomas [1908] (via Plep)

GOING home from Pentre Voelas Church, the good wife of Hafod y Gareg found a little dog in an exhausted state on the ground. She took it up tenderly and carried it home in her apron. This she did partly from natural kindliness of heart and partly from fear... A Fairy Dog
(boynton is hoping that the fairies may yet come to collect Flo. Not sure if we'd take the cow in exchange, though.)

boynton was first told the sad tale of The martyred hound at school. It was a cheery story for captive young children to hear.

And a topical tale - March's Ears.

Comments: welsh fairy

This is marvelous, thank you for it!
Posted by .s at March 3, 2004 02:46 AM

- and Plep of course, who finds all these things.

Yes, I love them. Another of these links which I have to bookmark and read my way through.
(Often think I should slow down the blogging to reflect a link's worth - or at least let it settle.)
Posted by boynton at March 3, 2004 11:42 AM

okay.. charge your kleenexes.. here's a hard one.

a sad dog story - among other things..
Posted by David Tiley at March 3, 2004 10:52 PM

sorry. go here -
Posted by David Tiley at March 3, 2004 10:58 PM

a haunting detail in a haunting tale...

Posted by boynton at March 4, 2004 03:47 PM

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