The Serpent-Wife, There had been once a gentleman that has a labourer whom never ever went about in company.

Ukrainian folktale. The labourer obeyed, and for their master given that Serpent had told him.

Their fellow-servants did all they are able to in order to make him come into the tavern, but they could never get him to stay there long, and he always wandered away by himself through the woods with them, and now and then enticed him. 1 day he went strolling about within the woodland as always, not even close to any town together with haunts of males, as he come upon a giant Serpent, which wriggled directly as much as him and said, on the spot! “ I will consume thee” however the labourer, who was simply familiar with the loneliness associated with woodland, responded, “Very well, consume personally me personally if thou hast a brain to! ”––Then the Serpent stated, “Nay! We will perhaps not consume thee; only do the things I tell thee! ” Therefore the Serpent begun to tell the person just what he previously to accomplish. “Turn home, ” it said, “and thou wilt find master that is thy because thou hast tarried so long, and there clearly was none be effective for him, to ensure that their corn needs to stay standing within the industry. He then will be sending thee to bring his sheaves in, and I’ll help thee. Load the wagon well, but don’t simply take quite most of the sheaves through the field. Keep one sheaf that is little; a lot more than that thou needst not keep, but that thou must leave. Then beg master that is thy let thee have this little sheaf by way of wages. Weiterlesen