Welsh Fairy-Tales and Other Stories | Annotated Tale

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Ellen's Luck

ELLEN was a good girl, and beautiful to look upon. One Sunday she was walking by an open gutter in a town in North Wales when she found a copper. After that day Ellen walked every Sunday afternoon by the same drain, and always found a copper. She was a careful girl, and used to hoard her money.

              One day her old mother found her pile of pennies, and wished to know where she got them.

              Ellen told her, but though she walked by the gutter for many a Sunday after, she never found another copper.


Source: Told me by the same old man as No. 11. [1] I believe it to be genuine, and the narrator trustworthy.


[1] ROBERTS AND THE FAIRIES. Source: Told me by another old man, and I believe it to be genuine.

Bibliographic Information

Tale Title: Ellen's Luck
Tale Author/Editor: Emerson, Peter Henry
Book Title: Welsh Fairy-Tales and Other Stories
Book Author/Editor: Emerson, Peter Henry
Publisher: D. Nutt
Publication City: London
Year of Publication: 1894
Country of Origin: Wales
Classification: unclassified

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