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Posted By: Hester
11-Nov-02 - 08:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Sheath and Knife
Hi, Joe:

Actually, "sibling" was my word to describe the relationship. In the 19th century version, the Abbess is said to be Robin's "sister dear". She is referred to in that manner three times in the ballad, as if to emphasize the relationship:

OF ROBIN HOOD'S DEATH AND BURIAL by Sebastian Evans


Cheers, Hester