Tales of Britain

By Jem Roberts

The finest, funniest stories of England, Scotland & Wales, refreshed for the 21st century. By Brother Bernard, as told to Jem Roberts.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

EPIC TALE! Jack & The Beanstalk

As today's Folklore Thursday them is storyelling itself, Brother Bernard sets himself a challenge – to tell the longest tale in the whole book! We've blogged before about our most famous legend, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, both here and here, setting our version on the South Downs, with the Long Man of Wilmington an obvious murder scene from early Saxon times...

The panto fun was always much jollier with Sister Sal on board, but lockdown dictates a solo challenge. So join Brother Bernard now, in the beanstalk patch, as he risks neighbours' annoyance and fights noisy machinery to get the far-too-long version of the English classic retold: FEE-FI-FO-FUM!

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