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Posted By: Joe_F
07-May-14 - 11:04 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
For the superfluous third sister in some versions, cf. King Lear. I suggest tying up that loose end:

The middle sister went off with the prince,
And neither of them has been heard of since.