Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

58: The Crocodile Carries the Jackal

      1-69 The Clever Fox (Other Animal)

            1-99 Wild Animals

                  1-299 ANIMAL TALES

The jackal, who wants to eat fruit or carrion on the other bank, persuades a crocodile to carry him across the river by saying he will find a bride for the crocodile. He makes a dummy and, safe back on shore, sends the crocodile to that.


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