One Eye an two mates, Mud King
an Clever Sod stroll Dearne River
an Clever says “Am reight peckish”
“as tha ever ad Otta? Reight nice.
an he waits by bank, rags one
stones its head an skins it.
meks a fire side river, cooks meat.
Soon arrive at fellas house,
who says “That were ma son tha et.”
Small King says “That’s ma changeling
son’s pelt on thee shoulder”
an chains One Eye, Mud King and Clever
“If one o’ thee can pay ransom,
I’ll let thee all go.” King says.
“I’ll sort it, lads.” agrees Clever.
Clever knows a rich lad called Careful
works winding wet o’ River Dearne.
Sat by weir side he waits and waits.
Clever crouches wi net by weir.
Sudden gold fleck flitsup
“Let me go.” cries leaper caught.
“an Careful what will tha gi us
for freein’ thee?” asks Clever.
“All ma gold.” cries Careful.
“an finger torc rahnd thee tailfin, too.”
“Aye, that an all.” and Careful
shows Clever where his gold is hid.
Fetchin’ rich ransom back in otters pelt
to Small King, Careful slips Clevers net,
curses all who use his finger torc.
Seeing rich otter pelt gold packed
Small King releases One Eye an
Mud King, forgets his grief
Brothers Hugger an Counsel say
“Dad can we av share o’ this glitterin’
pelt?”. “No.” says small king.
Hugger steals finger torc .
“Giz a hug, Dad.” an as his Dad does
Hugger slips knife between his ribs.
Counsel says ” Otter pelts rs nar bruv.”
Hugger’s eyes now a snakes.
“Giz a hug, Counsel.” Counsel flits
Hugger’s hunger hoards huge
gold, silver on Glittering Heath
burns all who would have it
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