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Lord Peter

by Sir George Webbe Desent

Genre: Folktale
Setting: Fantasy
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length:

Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

Once on a time there was a poor couple, and they had nothing in the world but three sons. What the names the two elder had I can’t say, but the youngest he was called Peter. So when their father and mother died, the sons were to share what was left, but there was nothing but a porridge-pot, a griddle, and a cat.

The eldest, who was to have first choice, he took the pot; ‘for’, said he, ‘whenever I lend the pot to any one to boil porridge, I can always get leave to scrape it’.

The second took the griddle; ‘for’, said he, ‘whenever I lend it to any one, I’ll always get a morsel of dough to make a bannock.’


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