Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

248: The Dog and the Sparrow

      220-299 Other Animals and Objects

            1-299 ANIMAL TALES

A man runs over the dog, friend of the sparrow. The sparrow takes vengeance. The man loses his horse, his property, and finally his life.


248A: The Clever Bird

The elephant tramples the lark's nest. The lark gets the aid of the frog, who croaks and leads the elephant to fall into a dry pool; of the crow, who pecks out the elephant's eyes; and of bees, which sting the elephant to death.


248 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The Dog and the Sparrow

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