The White Steed: And Coggerers

The White Steed: And Coggerers

The White Steed: And Coggerers

The White Steed: And Coggerers

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This play is symbolically based on the old pre- Christian tale of Ossian, the son of Finn, who was taken away by the lovely Niam on her white steed to the Land of Youth. Returning 300 years later in search of Finn, he finds all the great heroes dead and the land swarming with priests and little black men. One day he contemptuously leans down from the white steed and hurls into the air a flag of marble that one hundred of the little men are vainly trying to raise, but in doing so, he breaks the saddle girth and as his feet touch the earth, he withers miserably away. . . .

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