Notes, types and motifs
Notes for the story 'A Fine Gentleman Helps Two Coal Miners to Divide Three Gold Sovereigns'
- Thomas Davies (1901-82)
- Tape: MWL 2625. Recorded 18.xi.1969.
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.'
|AT 1539 A (W)||Miscellaneous tales of cleverness and gullibility.|
|J 2030||Absurd inability to count.|
|K 171||Deceptive division of profits.|
|X 370||Jokes on scholars.|