Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

1693: The Literal Fool - the Burning of Lanka

      1675-1724 The Stupid Man

            1525-1724 Stories about a Man

                  1200-1999 ANECDOTES AND JOKES

Pots broken; fire set. A fool (or trickster) follows instructions literally and disastrously. He is taken before a judge or rajah, but is freed. (a) An oil seller tells a fool (or a trickster), who has spilled a little oil, that spilt oil brings good…


- J2214.7:


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