Jean Lang (1857-1932) was a writer and folklorist. The main fields of her interests were ancient mythology and legends, their origins and changing over time. In her opinion, the mythologies of east and west could have had the same roots: the ancient people of the west and of the east were encountering similar phenomena throughout history, leaving marks on their cultures, shaped and developed them. A Book of Myths (1914) is one of the most know works of Jeanie Lang, as well as Stories of the Border Marches (1916).
Dandy Jim The Packman is the story of a merry young fellow. An optimistic, upstanding lad he was, with a tongue of silver that readily sold his wares like hot cookies, and which, along with a handsome face, helped him with ease into the good graces of all the ladies. He rarely missed a skirt, but he felt that time was coming for him to settle. He was having more and more thoughts of stepping down.