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San Isiro he go to the grave an' pray. " "Ah; mebbe so chu like anoder. " "A sailor," I prompted. " I gambled. " (Why he insisted on a short i instead of a long e sound in the word sheep, I shall never know. wad chu callum, San Isiro, wad chu callum... ah, a monk, thaz what, a monk, San Isiro. "The ship man, he work out. San Isiro he paz that way. ' The ship man, he say: 'I make a leevin' for the keeds. I heet on the rocks, break um op, sell um, make money. "A snake, she ron by. San Isiro peek um op and she is torn [turned to] gol'.
Jovita and Manuelito Era que era and once upon a time there was a wealthy family that lived in a land far away. Strange though it may seem, in addition to the man, his wife, and his young daughter, there was only one servant who had been reared a criado with the girl. Page 13 And there came a time when the father and mother of the family died. Thus it was that Jovita, the daughter, and Manuelito, the servant, were left alone in the world. One day Jovita said to Manuelito: "Now what are we going to do?
She will refuse and then you are to whip her with a willow switch. Hit her hard and force her into the water. When she leaves the lagoon a young mare will come to the bank for water. Whip this filly into the lagoon. When she leaves a dove will settle upon a branch near you. Catch this dove and whip Page 23 it into the lagoon as you did with the princess and the mare. After this your marriage will be a happy one, for your wife will obey you. She will not be giddy and wild, and best of all, she will not go about sighing.
A Good Tale and a Bonnie Tune (Texas Folklore Society Publications Series, 32) by Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson, Allen Maxwell