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-->''First night after I was borne, a lord I was,\\

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* DistressedDude: The young lord stays alive by promising to never to tell that his servant robbed him. The servant turns him into a servant, until the daughter of a local lord figures out how to get the story out of him. (GenderFlip version of the DamselInDistress in TheGooseGirl).

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* DistressedDude: The young lord stays alive by promising to never to tell that his servant robbed him. The servant turns him into a servant, until the daughter of a local lord figures out how to get the story out of him. (GenderFlip version of the DamselInDistress in TheGooseGirl)."Literature/TheGooseGirl").


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'''''The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward''''' is Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} #271.

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'''''The "The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward''''' Steward" is Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} #271.


* IWarnedYou: The young lord's mother was afraid bad things would happen if they sent him aboard, as she states when they receive the letter telling what happened to their son:

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* IWarnedYou: The young lord's mother was afraid bad things would happen if they sent him aboard, abroad, as she states when they receive the letter telling what happened to their son:

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* ExactEavesDropping: the pretense to get around the promise is that the heroine just happens to be listening.


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* SurrogateSoliloquy: Talk to the horse

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* DistressedDude: the young lord
* EvilLaugh: the steward
* ExactWords: Evading the promise
* FallenOnHardTimesJob: First shepherd, then stableboy
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: the execution
* IWarnedYou: His mother was afraid bad things would happen if they sent him aboard, and said so.
* MaliciousSlander: The steward's choice of action after the lord shows up again
* MeaningfulRename
* TheOathBreaker: The steward.
* ThePromise: Three: the steward's, the young lord's, and the daughter's
* RescueRomance
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: Twisted a little.
* TenderTears: When she hears the story.
* TheyDo: The lord and the duke's daughter

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* DistressedDude: the The young lord
lord stays alive by promising to never to tell that his servant robbed him. The servant turns him into a servant, until the daughter of a local lord figures out how to get the story out of him. (GenderFlip version of the DamselInDistress in TheGooseGirl).
* EvilLaugh: After the steward
steward had stolen the young lord's identity, he does this.
-->''He laughed the bony child to scorne\\
That was the bonny Lord of Learne.\\
He laughed that bonny boy to scorne;\\
Lord! pitty it was to heare;\\
I haue herd them say, and soe haue you too,\\
That a man may buy gold to deere.''
* ExactWords: Evading The hero had promised not to tell the promise
truth to anyone. When the heroine overheard him lamenting his fate to a horse, she asked him to tell her; he refused, she sat down on the hay and told him to ignore her and go on telling the horse, and he did so.
* FallenOnHardTimesJob: First The young lord, being [[IGaveMyWord oathbound]] not to reveal who he is, is reduced to working as a shepherd, then stableboy
and later as a stable boy.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: the execution
The false steward is executed gruesomely for his treachery.
* IWarnedYou: His The young lord's mother was afraid bad things would happen if they sent him aboard, and said so.
as she states when they receive the letter telling what happened to their son:
-->''When the Ladye of Learne these tydings heard,\\
O Lord! shee wept soe biterlye:\\
"I told you of this, now good my lord,\\
When I sent my child into that wild country."''
* MaliciousSlander: The steward's choice of action after When the young lord improbably shows up again
again in the service of the duke, the steward posing as him tries slander. It doesn't work.
-->''"Will you beleeue me, lady faire,\\
When the truth I doe tell yee?\\
Att Aberdonie, beyond the sea,\\
His father he robbed a hundred three."''
* MeaningfulRename
MeaningfulRename: The young lord calls himself Poore Disaware after he starts to tend sheep.
* TheOathBreaker: The steward.
* ThePromise: Three: the steward's,
steward swore a great oath to protect the young lord's, lord and may he die an ill death if anything befall him. Then he tried to murder him.
* ThePromise:
** The steward promises to protect
the daughter's
young lord on his journeys, and promptly becomes TheOathBreaker.
-->''"If I be not true to my master," he said,\\
"Christ himselfe be not trew to mee!\\
If I be not true to my lord and master,\\
An ill death that I may die!"''
** The young lord promises to never tell anyone about the steward's having attacked and robbed him. (He gets around this through ExactWords.)
** The duke's daughter, who was wooed by the steward pretending to be the young lord, promises upon learning the truth that she will marry no one but the true lord.
-->''"If you doe not my councell keepe,\\
That I haue told you with good intent,\\
And if you doe it not well keepe,\\
Ffarwell! my life is at an ende."\\
"I wilbe true to thee, Lord of Learne,\\
Or else Christ be not soe vnto me;\\
And as I am a trew ladye,\\
I'le neuer marry none but thee."''
* RescueRomance
RescueRomance: The young lord is stuck in the role of a servant, oathbound not to tell anyone his true identity, until the local lord's daughter figures out how to get the story out of him and summons his family to help him. Thereafter, they promptly marry.
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: Twisted The young lord knows he's a little.
suitable suitor all along, but the duke's daughter doesn't, because he made ThePromise to never tell.
* TenderTears: When In one variant, when the young lord has evaded ThePromise through ExactWords, the duke's daughter weeps over the tale she hears "overheard."
-->''But when he told
the story.
horse his tale\\
The lady wept full tenderly.''
* TheyDo: The young lord and the duke's daughterdaughter.
-->''But then bespake the old Lord of Learne,\\
To the Duke of France thus he did say,\\
Seeing our children doe soe well agree,\\
They shalbe marryed ere wee goe away.\\
\\
Lady of Learne shee was sent for\\
Throughout Scottland soe speedilie,\\
To see these two children sett vpp\\
In their seats of gold full royallye.''


'''''The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward''''' is ChildBallad #271.

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'''''The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward''''' is ChildBallad Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} #271.


'''''The Lord Of Lorn And The False Steward''''' is ChildBallad #271.

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'''''The Lord Of of Lorn And The and the False Steward''''' is ChildBallad #271.



Compare the GenderFlip FairyTale ''Literature/TheGooseGirl''. It appears to be derived from the ChivalricRomance ''Literature/RoswallAndLillian''. Full text of both variants [[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch271.htm here]].

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Compare the GenderFlip FairyTale ''Literature/TheGooseGirl''."Literature/TheGooseGirl". It appears to be derived from the ChivalricRomance ''Literature/RoswallAndLillian''. Full text of both the two Child variants [[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch271.htm here]]; yet another variant [[http://www.bartleby.com/243/76.html here]].


The young lord of Lorn is sent aboard to study languages. The servant who went with him -- and had sworn to keep him safe -- tries to murder him and lets him off only on the promise to never reveal the truth to any man or woman.

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The young lord of Lorn is sent aboard abroad to study languages. The servant who went with him -- and had sworn to keep him safe -- tries to murder him and lets him off only on the promise to never reveal the truth to any man or woman.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: the execution

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* TheyDo: The lord and the duke's daughter

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* TheCavalry: The Lord of Lorn arrives in force to establish his son's identity.


* IWarnedYou: His mother was afraid bad things would happen if they sent him aboard.

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* IWarnedYou: His mother was afraid bad things would happen if they sent him aboard.aboard, and said so.

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* IWarnedYou: His mother was afraid bad things would happen if they sent him aboard.

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