Online Introduction to :
Patrañas, or, Spanish Stories,
This small book is a children's book of some Spanish legends by Rachel Busk, a Victorian folklorist. She did some good (and more advanced) work in Italy on the folklore of Rome. She also wrote down tales from other countries.
It consists of ten short stories that she collected in her travels in Spain. The most interesting to me is St. Martin in Spain.
Some of the stories are very old, dating back to the folk heroes of Spain who battled the Moors, or Muslims, that had invaded what was Visigothic Christian Spain and occupied most of it for centuries.
As I like to note, the front blank page of the book, in beautiful handwriting, has “Marian F. Garrison [Carrison?], Christmas. 1870”.
You can get started by clicking here to read The Title Pages, with the illustration by E. H. Corbould, and the Table of Contents.