1525-1639 The Clever Man
1525-1724 Stories about a Man
1200-1999 ANECDOTES AND JOKES
The man pretends to show how the horse can be stolen. Really leads it away. [K341.8]. Cf. Types 1540, 1542.
Meanwhile the latter's confederates rob the traveler's wagon. [K341.11].
The ram is stolen when the thief distracts attention from himself (a) by laying out shoes separately (saber and sheath, knife and fork); the owner finds one and then searches for the other [K341.6], or (b) by apparently hanging himself in the woods…
They take turns in stealing from each other [K306]. In this way the pupil becomes the final winner [L142.1].
Trickster steals the goods. [K335.1].
In disguise obtains alms three times from the same person. [K1982].
Stolen sheep dressed as baby in cradle, so that thief may escape detection. [K406.2].
Cf. 1525E, 1532. I. The Exchange of Spurious Articles. (Example: one man has a pot of sand covered with ghi, the other a brass ring covered with gold. They exchange.) [J1516]. II. The Jobs Exchanged. One has to tend an unmanageable cow, the other to…
Two thieves are married to (are courting) the same woman. She promises to be the wife of the one who is the cleverest thief. Contest in thievery.
|1525||Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent||1859||Norway||English||The Master Thief|