Fairy Tale Friday- The Old Batchelor’s Nightcap

This week’s fairy tale is also known as The Pepperman’s Nightcap it’s about a man (the pepperman) who sells pepper on behalf of someone else. They’re not allowed to marry so that they stay loyal to their employer. The tale follows a pepperman who is sad and lonely because his childhood lover didn’t want to marry him. The old man remembers an apple tree that he and his love planted together. He reminisces about things that have happened to them in their past.  After all that reminiscing the poor man dies in his sleep holding his nightcap. A sad tale.

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