Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

1688: The Servant to Improve on the Master's Statements

      1675-1724 The Stupid Man

            1525-1724 Stories about a Man

                  1200-1999 ANECDOTES AND JOKES

The wooer makes boasts to the girl and the servant always doubles the master's boast. Finally the master says, »I have poor eyesight.» - The servant, »You don't see at all.» (Or the master coughs and apologizes; the servant says that he coughs…


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