The glamoury ointment and the way we were

A midwife went to the market looking for a maid in The Glamoury Ointment, an English folktale which is part of the BBC series Telling the World.

26th September, 2009

A midwife went to the market looking for a maid in The Glamoury Ointment, an English folktale which is part of the BBC series Telling the World. The servant she found, Molly, worked like an angel, but she had lied when she claimed she could spin. One day the midwife asked her to spin some wool. ‘‘Yes, but I’ll do it after you go to bed.”

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