From Cornwall’s Wonderland, by Mabel Quiller Couch; London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., [undated — circa 1914]; pp. iii-viii.
MABEL QUILLER COUCH
MCMXIV J. M. DENT & SONS LTD.
LONDON & TORONTO
WITH a vivid recollection of the keen enjoyment I myself found in the strange and wonderful Romances and Legends of Old Cornwall, now so rapidly being forgotten; with a remembrance too of the numerous long and involved paragraphs — even pages — that I skipped, as being prosy or unintelligible, written as they were in a dialect often untranslatable even by a Cornish child, I have here tried to present a few of these tales in simpler form, to suit not only Cornish children, but those of all parts.
M. Q. C.
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HOW CORINEUS FOUGHT THE CHIEF OF THE GIANTS 1
THE GIANT OF ST. MICHAEL’S MOUNT 10
THE LEGEND OF THE TAMAR, THE TAVY, AND THE TAW 20
THE STRANGE STORY OF CHERRY HONEY 30
THE FAIRIES ON THE GUMP 54
THE FAIRY OINTMENT 68
THE EXCITING ADVENTURE OF JOHN STURTRIDGE 93
THE TRUE STORY OF ANNE AND THE FAIRIES 100
BARKER AND THE BUCCAS 112
LUTEY AND THE MERMAID 118
THE WICKED SPECTRE 134
THE STORY OF THE LOVERS’ COVE 149
THE SILVER TABLE 157
CRUEL COPPINGER, THE DANE 162
MADGE FIGGY, THE WRECKER 178
HOW MADGE FIGGY GOT HER PIG 188
THE STORY OF SIR TRISTRAM AND LA BELLE ISEULT 195