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Thread #65185 Message #1071514
Posted By: Peter T.
13-Dec-03 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Why Is the Lady of Carlisle Speechless?
Subject: Why Is the Lady of Carlisle Speechless?
In "the Lady of Carlisle", just before she tosses her fan in the lion's den for the two lovers (or one of them) to retrieve it, she falls down on the ground for half an hour speechless. Does anyone have any reports from the Folk Tradition as to why? Is she a magician? Trying to manipulate the lions, soldiers, overcome with fear?