Jannic aux deux sous /Tuppenny Jack

2019-07-12T14:02:43Z (GMT) by Michael Wilson
‘Jannic aux deux sous’ was collected by Luzel from Marie Geffroy, an “old beggarwoman” (vieille mendiante), at Plouaret, 1870, who told the tale in Breton. It was first published in French in September 1888 in Revue des traditions populaires (Vol. III, 474-83) and this translation is from the French text published in Contes Retrouvés, Vol.II (1998, 27-39). It appears to be the only story he collected from Marie Geffroy, although the previous year he had collected a tale from Guillaume Geffroy, a servant also from Plouaret, presumably a relative....