Notes, types and motifs

Notes for the story 'A Fine Gentleman Helps Two Coal Miners to Divide Three Gold Sovereigns'

Thomas Davies heard this story from Ben Griffiths, farmer, Waun-fawr, Pen-boyr, when he was some eighteen years old.

'I attended church, you see, and it was two miles away. And the people who lived near the church would ask you up for lunch there, as was very common. And it was to this Griffiths I went that day. And I remember he told me this story as I was going home.'


Types

AT 1539 A (W)Miscellaneous tales of cleverness and gullibility.

Motifs

J 2030Absurd inability to count.
K 171Deceptive division of profits.
X 370Jokes on scholars.


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