Lost Tales collects eight astonishing and wondrous tales filled to the brim with princesses, magical creatures and clever peasants! I'm especially fond of this one: Riben, Robin and Donald McDonald, which features a wily farmer outwitting his bulling neighbours with clever schemes that get progressively more and more insane. The story was once common throughout Ireland and the West Highlands of Scotland (my version in based in the Highlands, and includes the more, er, grisly details that often get edited out). Amazingly though, I've also read versions from all over the world including a remarkably similar one from the nomadic Turkic tribes of the Central Asian Steppe! Now that's a widely-traveled story!
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