History Literature / TheBlueMountains

26th Apr '14 8:17:42 PM Goldfritha
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
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* RagsToRoyaltyRagsToRoyalty: The Irisman


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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: How long he must endure until to save her.
25th Sep '13 10:04:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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'''''The Blue Mountains''''' is a FairyTale collected by Creator/AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'', for which he gave no geographic information[[hottip:*:though one suspects that the teller was Irish or of Irish descent]].

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'''''The Blue Mountains''''' is a FairyTale collected by Creator/AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'', for which he gave no geographic information[[hottip:*:though information[[note]]though one suspects that the teller was Irish or of Irish descent]].
descent[[/note]].
4th Feb '13 10:07:10 AM EarlOfSandvich
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'''''The Blue Mountains''''' is a FairyTale collected by AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'', for which he gave no geographic information[[hottip:*:though one suspects that the teller was Irish or of Irish descent]].

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'''''The Blue Mountains''''' is a FairyTale collected by AndrewLang Creator/AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'', for which he gave no geographic information[[hottip:*:though one suspects that the teller was Irish or of Irish descent]].
9th Dec '12 4:43:33 PM Goldfritha
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Compare Literature/SoriaMoriaCastle, Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon, and Literature/TheFeatherOfFinistTheFalcon.

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4th Dec '12 9:35:36 PM Goldfritha
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Compare Literature/SoriaMoriaCastle, Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon, and Literature/TheBlueMountains.

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Literature/TheFeatherOfFinistTheFalcon.
1st Dec '12 6:32:57 PM Goldfritha
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3rd Nov '12 6:39:08 PM Goldfritha
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A Scotsman, an Englishman, and an Irishman, all soldiers, desert together. They are dying of hunger when the Scotsman sees a castle and goes without telling the others. He is fed there by an astoundingly beautiful woman, and given a bed, and falls soundly asleep. The Englishman follows and does the same. The Irishman, following after, sees the same and asks what is it means before he eats anything. Whereupon the woman tells him that she is a princess and can be saved only by a man who stays in a little room from ten o'clock till midnight for three nights on end.

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A Scotsman, an Englishman, and an Irishman, all soldiers, desert together. They are dying of hunger when the Scotsman sees a castle and goes without telling the others. He is fed there by an astoundingly beautiful woman, and given a bed, and falls soundly asleep. The Englishman follows and does the same. The Irishman, following after, sees the same and asks what is it means before he eats anything. Whereupon the woman tells him that she is a princess and can be saved only by a man who stays in a little room from ten o'clock till midnight for three nights on end.
end. When he does so, he is beaten severely every night, but the princess revives him.

She vanishes. He is told that he must stay awake to see her, but a little boy sticks a pin in his coat, which puts him to sleep. She leaves. He searches for her for three years and is ready to kill himself, but when he draws his sword that she had given him, it tells him he will find her in the Blue Mountains. He searches onward. Two hermits can't tell him, but each send him on to another, and the third can command all the birds of the world. When they arrive, only an eagle knows of the Blue Mountains, but is willing to carry him there. He arrives the day she is forced to marry, and gets the hen-wife to bring her to him, and so they marry instead of the man she was being forced to.


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* DrivenToSuicide: The Irishman


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* FauxDeath: The other men


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* HealingHands: The princess can revive him.


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* AYearAndADay: How long the wedding lasts
3rd Nov '12 6:27:54 PM Goldfritha
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'''''The Blue Mountains''''' is a FairyTale collected by AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'', for which he gave no geographic information[[hottip:*:though one suspects that the teller was Irish or of Irish descent]].

A Scotsman, an Englishman, and an Irishman, all soldiers, desert together. They are dying of hunger when the Scotsman sees a castle and goes without telling the others. He is fed there by an astoundingly beautiful woman, and given a bed, and falls soundly asleep. The Englishman follows and does the same. The Irishman, following after, sees the same and asks what is it means before he eats anything. Whereupon the woman tells him that she is a princess and can be saved only by a man who stays in a little room from ten o'clock till midnight for three nights on end.

Full text [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/009.htm here]].
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!!Tropes included
* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: Ask what's going on
-->'' I have been here for sixteen years now, and no one who ever came to the castle has asked me who I was, except yourself.''
* DamselInDistress: The beautiful woman. It helps to ask.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Takes him seven years to get there
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: The beautiful woman
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence
* ForbiddenFruit: He's ''told'' he has to stay awake.
* NamelessNarrative: No one at all is named
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* RagsToRoyalty
* RescueRomance: The princess and the soldier
* StandardHeroReward
-->'''I am an enchanted Princess, and my father has promised that the man who releases me from the spell shall have the third of his kingdom while he is alive, and the whole of it after he is dead, and marry me as well''
* YouHaveWaitedLongEnough: He arrives just in time.
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