Basque legends; collected by W. Webster

 
9781236241115: Basque legends; collected by W. Webster

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 Excerpt: ...gets up, the gentleman says to her: "What! You are getting up already, without me coming?" "Why did you not then come before day? I cannot stay any longer in bed. It is daylight, and the people will begin (to come)." Our young man withdraws as the other had done. Now it is the turn of her husband. She serves him still better than the others; nothing was wanting at his supper. When the hour for going to bed arrives, they go to the young lady's room; when they are ready to get into bed, the young lady says to him: "Put out the light." He puts it out, and it lights again directly. He puts it out again, and it lights again as soon as it is put out. He passes all the night like that in his shirt, never being able to put out that light. When daylight is come, the young lady says to him: "You do not know me then? You do not remember how you left your wife to go and fetch a priest?" As soon as she had said that he strikes his head, and says to her: "Only now I remember all that--up to this moment I was as if I had never had a wife at all--how sorry I am; but indeed it is not my fault, not at all. I never wished it like that, and it is my old aunt who kissed me twice without my knowing it." "It is all the same now. You are here now. You have done penance enough; your friends have done it too. One passed the whole night getting powder out of his head, and the other in washing his feet, and they have not slept with me any more than you have. At present you must go into your country, and you must get a priest. He shall baptize me, and then we will go into your country." The husband goes off and returns with the priest, and she is baptized, and they set out for his country. When they have arrived there, she tou...

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