Moliere took those old stories and retold them in his own language.
These were Scottish children to whom the stories were retold, and they understood the Scottish tongue.
The rest of the story is now familiar and needs not be retold.
In the tales as I have retold them for you, I hope you will not find any of these faults.
In 1885 this story was retold from authentic sources as follows.
Often she did not know its name, sometimes she could not have retold the tale.
So the wonderful story was told and retold for miles and miles around.
I have retold it here because we have in it the animal in the man.
They have been told and retold in every pulpit of the world.
Briefly he stated his errand and retold the tale he had told the sheriff.