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Ruth St. Leger-Gordon was told by an old Chagford man in 1960's, who had heard it as a family story from past generations, the story of the "Faithless wives and fickle maidens". Any such women where made to wash in Cranmere pool, then walk to Scorehill, run around three times, pass through the Tolman, walk to Grey Wethers, pery in front of the stones for forgiveness – if she is forgiven she walks home, if not the stone falls on her and squashes her, this being an explanation as to why so many have fallen!

St. Leger-Gordon, Ruth E.1994 The Witchcraft and Folklore of Dartmoor Newton Abbot, UK : Peninsular Press
Posted by Floksnog
12th October 2008ce

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