Ukrainian folktale. The labourer obeyed, and for their master due to the fact Serpent had told him.
Their fellow-servants did all they might 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 when you look at the forest as always, definately not any town therefore the haunts of males, when he discovered a giant Serpent, which wriggled directly as much as him and stated, on the spot! “ My goal is to consume thee” nevertheless the labourer, who had been familiar with the loneliness for the woodland, responded, “Very well, consume personally me personally if thou hast a brain to! ”––Then the Serpent said, “Nay! We shall perhaps not consume thee; just do the thing I tell thee! ” Additionally the Serpent started initially to inform the person just what he’d to complete. “Turn back home, ” it said, “and thou wilt find master that is thy because thou hast tarried so long, and there clearly was none to operate for him, in order that his corn has got to remain standing into the field. He then will be sending thee to bring in their sheaves, and I’ll assist thee. Load the wagon well, but don’t simply take quite most of the sheaves through the industry. Leave one sheaf that is little; significantly more than that thou needst not keep, but that thou must leave. Then beg thy master to let thee have this small sheaf by means of wages. Just simply Take no funds from him, but this 1 sheaf that is little. Continue reading