John Francis Campbell (29 December 1821 â€“ 17 February1885) was a well-known Scottish author and specialized in Celtic studies scholar. He was educate at Eton and Edinburgh. Also, he was able to speak Gaelic, Lapp, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Italian, German and Spanish. The most famous published works are Popular Tales of the West Highlands, which include 4 volumes (1860-62), and The Celtic Dragon Myth (1911).
The Tale of the Soldier is a fairy tale from the second volume of the Popular Tales of the West Highlands. The old soldier left the army. He was walking for a long time and came to the house there was one gentleman. The soldier wanted stay here at night. Is it a usual house? What will happen with the old soldier and the householder? What is the secret hiding here?