Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

155: Ingratitude Is the World's Reward

      150-199 Wild Animals and Humans

            1-299 ANIMAL TALES

A man rescues a serpent (or a bear), who in return seeks to kill the rescuer. Fox, as judge, advises the man to put the serpent back into captivity.


Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Way Of The World

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