The Grateful Dead; the history of a folk story

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The Grateful Dead; the history of a folk story  (1908) 
by Gordon Hall Gerould


The Folk-Lore Society


FOR COLLECTING AND PRINTING


RELICS OF POPULAR ANTIQUITIES, &c.


ESTABLISHED IN
THE YEAR MDCCCLXXVIII.


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Alter et Idem.


PUBLICATIONS

OF

THE FOLK-LORE SOCIETY

LX.

[1907]



THE

GRATEFUL DEAD


THE HISTORY OF A FOLK STORY




BY

GORDON HALL GEROULD

B. Litt. (Oxon.)

PRECEPTOR IN ENGLISH IN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY









Published for the Folk-Lore Society by

DAVID NUTT, 57—59 LONG ACRE

LONDON


GLASGOW: PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS
BY ROBERT MACLEHOSE AND CO. LTD.





TO
PROFESSOR A. S. NAPIER
IN GRATITUDE AND FRIENDSHIP










TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAP. PAGE
Introduction ix
I. A Review 1
II. Bibliography 7
III. Tales with the Simple Theme and Miscel-
 laneous Combinations
26
IV. The Grateful Dead and The Poison Maiden 44
V. The Grateful Dead and The Ransomed Woman 76
VI. The Grateful Dead and The Water of Life or
 Kindred Themes
119
VII. The Relations of The Grateful Dead to The
 Spendthrift Knight, The Two Friends, and
 The Thankful Beasts
153
VIII. Conclusion 162
Index 175