Popular Tales of the West Highlands Orally Collected 1860, Part 1

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Kessinger Publishing, Aug 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 496 pages
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1860. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766178765, 0766178773, 0766178781. Volume 1 of 4. This collection of West Country stories was dedicated to the son of the author's Chief, in the hope that it may add to the interest which was felt in a people of whom a large number looked with respect on Mac Callen Mor, as the head of their tribe. Amidst curious rubbish you will find sound sense if you look for it. You will find the creed of the people, as shown in their stories, to be that wisdom and courage, though weak, may overcome strength and ignorance and pride: that the most despised is often the most worthy; that small beginnings lead to great results.

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The stories were good, and some were new to me; but there were a great many variations on the tale of the giant/monster/creature whose soul was kept in a succession of animals within each other, and ... Read full review

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