Little Blind Fish

(notes by John McGivering)


Published in Plain Tales from the Hills (1888) with “The Bisara of Pooree” a story about a mysterious and sinister charm.

The poem

The Bisara of Pooree is a tiny eyeless fish, carved from a nut, inside a little jewelled silver box. If stolen, it is a powerful love charm. If it is not stolen, it turns against its owner within three years and brings ruin and death.


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