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Achnacone Argyllshire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

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Story about a wife stolen by the fairies, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/82
Scope and Contents Story about a wife stolen by the fairies probably collected from Mary Carmichael, aged 71, Druimavuic, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. In the story, the man, from Blar nan Laogh, Ach-nan-Con, Appin [Bàr nan Laogh, Achnacone, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] drags his wife by the ankle through a fire and discovers, as he suspected, that the fairies had replaced her with the trunk of an oak tree 'black stoc daraich'. The story states that the fairies are keen to take women for...
Dates: 29 August 1883