Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

1681: Foolish man builds aircastles

      1675-1724 The Stupid Man

            1525-1724 Stories about a Man

                  1200-1999 ANECDOTES AND JOKES

Foolishly kills his horse, throws his axe into the lake to kill a duck. Undresses to recover axe. Clothes stolen. Goes into barrel of tar to hide. In tar and feathers. [J2661.4]. Cf. Types 1383, 1690*.


- J2661.4:


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