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875: The Clever Peasant girl

ATU > 850-999: REALISTIC TALES > 870-879: The Woman Marries the Prince > 875: The Clever Peasant girl


Through the proof of her cleverness she becomes the king's wife. He becomes angry and banishes her. She takes him home with her as her dearest possession. I. The Clever Daughter. (a) A peasant finds a golden mortar in a field and against the advice…


875A. Girl's Riddling Answer Betrays a Theft

The full moon and the thirtieth of the month. Prince sends servant to clever girl with a round tart, thirty cakes, and a capon, and asks her if it is full moon and the thirtieth of the month and if the cock has crowed in the evening. She replies that…

875B. The Clever Girl and the King

For each impossible task [H1010] she gives countertasks [H951]. Cf 875 III.

875D. The Clever Girl at the End of the Journey

She explains enigmatic statements and actions encountered on the way [H586; for details see H586.1 H586.7]; succeeds in a contest in repartee and in performing impossible tasks. I. The Laughing Fish. (a) A (dried) fish laughs in the palace…

875E. The Unjust Decision: The Oil Press Gives Birth to a Colt

The Oil Press Gives Birth to a Colt [J1191]. A traveler ties his mare to an oilman's mill. During the night the mare gives birth to a colt, The oilman claims it, saying the mill has given birth to the colt. The judge (a jackal) says he is late…


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Ikke kjørende og ikke ridende875NorwegianAsbjørnsen & MoeNorway1841
Die kluge Bauerntochter875GermanJacob & Wilhelm GrimmGermany1812
Ко мање иште, више му се даје875SerbianВук Стефановић КараџићSerbia1853
A Clever Lass875EnglishJosef KubínCzech Republic1917
La sorella del Conte875ItalianItalo CalvinoItaly1956
Chytrá horákyně875CzechBožena NěmcováCzech Republic1845
La contadina furba875ItalianItalo CalvinoItaly1956
Дјевојка цара надмудрила875SerbianВук Стефановић КараџићSerbia1853

External Examples

Basil Plant 875 Chilean Internet Archive
Catherine, Sly Country Lass 875 Italian Internet Archive
Clever Boy 875D Armenian Internet Archive
Clever Minister's Daughter 875 Arab Internet Archive
Clever Peasant Girl 875 Greek Internet Archive
Count's Sister 875A Italian Internet Archive
De kening en de earme jongfaem 875 Netherlands 1970 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
De schrandere boerendochter 875 Netherlands 1896 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
De snoade boeredochter 875 Netherlands 1966 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
De vernuftige boerendochter 875 Netherlands 1889 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Emma van Haarlem 875 Netherlands 1918 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Farmer's Clever Daughter 875 German Internet Archive
Gobborn Seer 875 British Internet Archive
Not Driving and Not Riding 875 Norwegian Internet Archive
Riddle 875A Greek Internet Archive
Rose in the Chest 875A Arab Internet Archive
Sultan's Camp Follower 875B Arab Internet Archive
The Clever Lass 875 European Internet Archive
The Peasant's Clever Daughter 875 German Internet Archive
Van een landheer en een boer 875 Netherlands 1896 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
What is the Faster Thing in the World? 875 Greek Internet Archive
What Melody is the Sweetest? 875 Israeli Internet Archive
Why the Fish Laughed 875D Indian Internet Archive
Women's Wiles 875 Arab Internet Archive

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