Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

50: Curing a Sick Lion

      1-69 The Clever Fox (Other Animal)

            1-99 Wild Animals

                  1-299 ANIMAL TALES

The fox pretends to seek a remedy for the lion; advises him to skin the wolf .


50A: Fox Sees all Tracks going into Lion's Den but none coming out

A sick lion asks the animals for help and they all send an emissary. Only the fox does not enter the den. He sees trails going in, but none coming out.

50C: The Ass Boasts of having Kicked the Sick Lion

The fox praises him for his courage.


50 Aesop / George Fyler Townsend 1867 Greece English The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox

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