“The Sea Captain and the Squire”

Author: unknown
Keywords: seduction pregnancy separation adultery
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

The captain leaves his new bride to be seduced by a squire. The night the captain returns, all the women of the house give birth. The wife explains her state (the male servants had impregnated the maids); her captain forgives her (!) "for the joke's sake"

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References

  1. Laws Q12, "The Sea Captain and the Squire"
  2. Combs/Wilgus 121, pp. 138-140, "There Was a Sea Captain" (1 text)
  3. DT 734, SEACAPT SEACAPT2
  4. Roud #947
  5. BI, LQ12