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Group No. 237


X. Humor

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X0 – X99

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Humor of discomfiture


X0. Humor of discomfiture.
X11. Red pepper for the slow ass: man tries it on himself. When, on the advice of a friend, he gives the ass red pepper, the ass runs away. Then he tries it on himself. He runs so fast that he passes the ass. Arriving at home, he says to his wife, Unload the ass when he comes. I must run through the village a couple of times more. Wesselski Hodscha Nasreddin I 224 No. 64.
X12. Man interrupted each time he tries to eat something. *Basset 1001 Contes I 273.
X12.1. Man continually interrupted from eating answers in rhymed monosyllables. Nouvelles RР№crР№ations.
X21. Accidental cannibalism. A man eats up the dried meat of a Jew on shipboard. It happens that the Jew is carrying his dead father back home for burial in this form. (Cf. G60.) *Wesselski Hodscha Nasreddin I 257 No. 193; Italian Novella: Rotunda. Cf. Japanese: Ikeda.
X31. The dream of marking the treasure. A man dreams that he finds treasure and that he marks the spot with his excrements. Only the latter part of the dream is true. *Wesselski Arlotto II 267 No. 216, Hodscha Nasreddin I 278 No. 314; Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 788f.; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
X31.1. Man dreams that he is rich. Finds cat's excrements. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
X31.2. Pig licks sleeping man's lips: man thinks he is being kissed. India: Thompson-Balys.
X32. Wager with overdressed youths that servant can carry a large bucket of water upstairs. They follow and are soaked when the servant purposely spills the dirty water. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
X34. Use of itch-producing ointment. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
X52. Ridiculous nakedness or exposure.
X52.1. Woman exposed to ridicule when her wig is snatched off by a monkey. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
X53. Man given ride on a hemp-dresser. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.

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