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Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)

1. 01 - Introduction
2. 02 - Prologue Parts I and II
3. 03 - Prologue Part III; Prelude to the First Tale
4. 04 - The King's Barn
5. 05 - The King's Barn (continued)
6. 06 - First Interlude
7. 07 - Young Gerard (part 1)
8. 08 - Young Gerard (part 2)
9. 09 - Young Gerard (part 3)
10. 10 - Second Interlude
11. 11 - The Mill of Dreams (part 1)
12. 12 - The Mill of Dreams (part 2)
13. 13 - The Mill of Dreams (part 3)
14. 14 - Third Interlude
15. 15 - Open Winkins (part 1)
16. 16 - Open Winkins (part 2)
17. 17 - Open Winkins (part 3)
18. 18 - Fourth Interlude
19. 19 - Proud Rosalind and the Hart-Royal (part 1)
20. 20 - Proud Rosalind and the Hart-Royal (part 2)
21. 21 - Proud Rosalind and the Hart-Royal (part 3)
22. 22 - Fifth Interlude
23. 23 - The Imprisoned Princess; Postlude Parts I and II
24. 24 - Postlude Parts III and IV
25. 25 - Epilogue
26. 26 - Conclusion

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Summary

The wandering minstrel Martin Pippin finds a lovelorn ploughman who begs him to visit the orchard where his beloved has been locked in the well-house with six sworn virgins to guard her. Martin Pippin goes to the rescue and wins the confidence of the young women by telling them love stories. Although ostensibly a children's book, the six love stories, which have much the form of Perrault's fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, have a depth which is adult in sentiment, and indeed they were written not for a child but for a young soldier, Victor Haslam. Among the stories, themes include the apparent loss of a loved one, betrayal, and the yearning of a woman for whom it appears that love will never come.