“The New-Slain Knight”


A man sees a girl sleeping under a hedge. He tells her of a dead man in her father's garden. His description makes her think it is her love. She wonders who will care for her. The man offers to do so. She refuses him till he reveals himself as her lover.

Cross references


  1. Child 263, "The New-Slain Knight" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3887
  3. BI, C263


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1878
Keywords: trick disguise love death
Found in: Britain(Scotland)