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Social Development of the Folk-tale. 39

to them to make a place for her beside them. They do so, and she leaps into the grave, and lying down close to Naisi, she dies at his side.

This Highland version contrasts well with that preserved in the Belfast manuscript. The one has all the character of a drawing-room recital, full of sentimentality and arti- ficiahty ; the other has the freedom and freshness of the place of its preservation among the wild tribes and ocean solitudes of the Outer Hebrides.

Eleanor Hull.