Iain Mac Alasdair is am fear a leig air gu robh e marbh.
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Contributors - Angus MacLellan
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean
Item Person - Iain Mac Alasdair
Summary - Iain Mac Alasdair and the man who pretended to be dead.
Iain Mac Alasdair stopped at inn on way to Falkirk with cattle. He stopped for the night, but was pursued by two riders. He went to a cottage for safety. There was a corpse in the house, weighted down on the plank, and the woman of the house told him to leave, but he stayed. She went out and the 'corpse' came alive. It was her husband pretending to be dead to catch his wife with her lover. The woman soon returned with a man, and her husband rose and beat her lover with the pot and chain. He had a good wife from then on.
Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:06:26
Date Recorded - 1958.06.14
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story
Collection - School of Scottish Studies
Track ID - 32353
Original Tape ID - SA1958.028
Original Track ID - SA1958.28.2
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R
Classification - AT1350;
County - Inverness-shire
Parish - South Uist
Island - South Uist
Village - Frobost
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