And so to Bamburgh castle, the king a new wife did bring.
But his queen took an instant dislike to her husband’s daughter, Margaret,
And transformed her into a Laidly Worm which coiled itself about a Great Stone,
And laid waste the land for seven miles around.
Daily, the milk of seven cows was brought the worm but all to no avail,
For the enchantment could only be lifted by Childy Wynd,
Margaret’s brother, and he lived far away over the sea.
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