Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU) - Types of Folktales
49: The bear and the honey
The fox leads the bear to a wasp-nest.
See also: 1785C
49A. The Wasp Nest as King's Drum
Two animals steal food together but one eats it all. The clever animal pursued by the dupe sits beside a waspnest which he says is the king's drum he has been ordered to guard. The dupe insists upon playing the »drum» and is badly stung, etc.
I. Characters : (a) tiger, (b) hare, (c) monkey, (d) fox or jackal, (e) man.
II. Incidents : (a) The wasp nest said to be drum, (b) Snake said to be flute, scepter, etc., (c) Prickly plants said to be king's sugar cane, (d) Top of well, etc., said to be king's bed.
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