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292 LORD DINGWALL.
" And three locks o' his yellow hair: «
Bade me keep them for evermair.
" Then for to show I make nae lie, Look ye my trunk, and ye will see."
, Unto the trunk then she did go, To see if that were true or no. so
And aye she sought, and aye she flang, Till these four things came to her hand.
Then she did to her ain son go,
And said, " My son, ye' 11 let me know.
" Ye will tell to me this thing: — as
What did yo wi' my wedding-ring ? "
" Mother dear, T11 tell nae lie: I gave it to a gay ladie.
" I would gie a' my ha's and towers, I had this bird within my bowers." 100
" Keep well, keep well, your lands and strands, . Ye hae that bird within your hands.
" Now, my son, to your bower ye' 11 go: Comfort your ladie, she's full o' woe."
Now when nine months were come and gane, ira The lady she brought hame a son.