Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU) - Types of Folktales

1001: Cutting Wood

ATU > 1000-1199: TALES OF THE STUPID OGRE (GIANT, DEVIL) > 1000-1029: Labor Contract > 1001: Cutting Wood


The rascal has a magic cat (snake) in the woodpile. The axe goed into the wood only when the cat gets out. He thus avoids cutting the wood.

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