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9: The unjust partner

ATU > 1-299: ANIMAL TALES > 1-99: Wild Animals > 1-69: The Clever Fox (Other Animal) > 9: The unjust partner


In the field and in the stable. The bear works: the idle fox cheats the bear.


9A. In the Stable the Bear Threshes

The fox pretends to hold up the roof so that it will not fall on the bear's head.

9B. In the Division of the Crop the Fox Takes the Corn

While sharing the corn they planted together, the fox takes the corn and the bear the chaff. The fox claims the difference in sound is because his share got moist.

9C. In Cooking Dinner the Fox's Porridge Is Light

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External Examples

Dove and the Fox 9 Italian Internet Archive
Fox and the Heron 9 Irish Internet Archive
Fox and the Wolf 9 German Internet Archive
Monkey and the Crab 9 Japanesse Internet Archive

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