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|CSM Number : 343|
|Short name:||The Girl who Said Offensive Things||Alternative:||Devil speaks through girl (Rocamadour)|
|Incipit:||A Madre do que o demo/ fez no mundo que falasse|
|Refrain:||A Madre do que o demo/ fez no mundo que falasse/ fezo a outro diabo/ fazer como se calasse.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Cahors and Rocamadour||Protagonist(s):||a girl possessed by the devil|
A girl was possessed by the devil and said outrageous things.
Her mother pleaded with a chaplain to help the girl.
The chaplain, bearing holy water, visited her and the devil, speaking through the girl, accused him of having committed a sin.
The chaplain fled and the devil, still speaking through the girl, revealed other people’s sins.
The girl’s mother took her to Rocamadour.
The Virgin silenced the devil and liberated the girl.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||10|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|blasphemy, children, devils, exorcism, holy water, pilgrimage, priest , sin|
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|Les Miracles de Notre Dame de Roc Amadour au XIIe siècle. Texte et traduction d’aprés les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale|
Fournier d’Albe, Edmond