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Thread #113640   Message #2418072
Posted By: BB
19-Aug-08 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Broomfield Wager
Subject: RE: Origins: Broomfield Wager
The reason he slept soundly was the fact that it was the *Broomfield* Hill. Broom is a soporific.

So:
"When that she came to the Broomfield Hill,
Her lover he lay fast asleep,
With his hawk and his hound and his silk and satin gown,
And a bush of green broom at his feet."

She makes sure that he's fast asleep:-
"Then she's picked the blossom from off the broom,
The blossom that smelled so sweet,
And she's scattered it round and about his head
And likewise at his feet."

She makes doubly sure by casting the spell.

And no, it isn't a version of The Two Magicians - no shape changing in this one.

Barbara