“Courte Paille, La”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1937
Keywords: cannibalism sea sailor disaster reprieve foreignlanguage
Found in: Canada(Que)

Description

Canadian French: A sailing crew has been seven years at sea, and is starving. They draw straws to decide which one of them they will kill and eat. The Captain is chosen, but asks a cabin boy to take his place. At the last moment, the boy spies land

Cross references

References

  1. Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 41-43, "La courte paille" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FMB041