The tone of the tale once Britain is reached,
becomes very different…
Alighting on Berkshire’s High Downs,
Wayland came upon an ancient chambered tomb,
and made it his home.
Tradition now has it,
that if ever you are riding the Ridgeway,
and your horse loses a shoe,
you need only tether it nearby,
leave a silver-sixpence on the uppermost stone of the tomb,
and on your return your horse will be shod and your money gone…
Wayland, it seems, never works while being observed.