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Group No. 250


X. Humor

Group No.

X1200 – X1399

Group name

Lies about animals


X1200. Lie: remarkable animals. Types 1875 – 1910.
X1201. Lie: the great animal. (First ed. X1021.) Types 852, 1960A.
X1202. Lie: animals inherit acquired characteristics or conditions. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1202.1. Small cart serves as back legs for crippled sow. Pigs also have these carts. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1203. Lie: animal's food affects him in unusual way. (E.g. Pine tops: milk good for cough syrup.) U.S.: *Baughman.
X1204. Lie: animals eat one another up. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1204.1. Two wolves eat each other up so that only tails are left. (First ed. X911.4.) *Fb hale IV 197b.
X1204.2. Lie: two birds swallow each other. (First ed. X926.) Africa (Vai): Ellis 239 No. 46.
X1205. Lie: venom of animal (snake, hornet, bee) causes object to swell. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1205.1. Snake strikes object, causing it to swell. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1206. Lies: animals trained to respond to certain sounds: absurd result. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1208. Animals already cooked for eating.
X1208.1. Roast pigs run around with knife and fork in back ready for eating. U.S.: Baughman.
X1208.2. Lie: roast hens fly, heads to sky, tails to ground. (First ed. X961.23.) Type 1930; BP III 258.
X1210. Lies about mammals.
X1211. Lies about cats. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1211.1. Lie: cat scratches out bear's tongue. (First ed. X961.36.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1211.2. Lie: crippled cat uses wooden leg to kill mice. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1212. Lies about wildcats. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1213. Lies about panthers. U.S.: Baughman.
X1215. Lies about dogs. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.1. Dog and other animal chase each other in hot weather. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.2. Lie: large dog. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.3. Lie: small dog. U.S.: Baughman.
X1215.4. Lie: weak dog. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.5. Lie: tough dog. U.S.: Baughman.
X1215.6. Lie: ferocious dog. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.7. Lie: fast dog. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.8. Lie: intelligent dog. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.9. Lie: obedient or dutiful dog. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.10. Lie: dog with remarkable scent. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.11. Lie: the split dog. Put back together but back legs point upwards. Canada, England, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1215.12. Lie: greyhounds drag mill out of water. (First ed. X961.19.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1216. Lies about wolves. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1216.1. The wolf harnessed. Eats the horses, is harnessed and runs in the harness. (First ed. X936.) *Type 1910.
X1221. Lies about bears. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1224. Lies about chipmunks.
X1224.1. Lie: the big chipmunk. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1226. Lies about mice. U.S.: Baughman.
X1226.1. Lie: mice consecrate bishop. (First ed. X961.16.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1227. Lies about rats. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1233. Lie: extraordinary hog. Ireland, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1233.1. Lie: large hog.
X1233.1.1. Lie: large boar has bristles as long as pitchfork tines. England, Scotland: *Baughman; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 1879*.
X1233.1.2. The great wild-boar. Tusks go through tree and come out on other side. (First ed. X1021.4.) *Wesselski Bebel II 137 No. 114.
X1233.2. Lie: tough hog.
X1233.2.1. Hog finds dynamite supply, eats it, walks behind mule; the mule kicks the hog. The explosion kills the mule, blows down the barn, breaks windows out of house. The hog is ill for several days. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1233.3. Lies about thin hogs. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1233.4. Miscellaneous lies about hogs.
X1233.4.1. Lie: salesman guarantees sow to bear male, then female, then kid. (First ed. X931.) Wienert FFC LVI 84 (ET 506), 104 (ST 167); Halm Aesop No. 11.
X1235. Lie: remarkable cow. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1235.1. Large cow. (Cf. B871.1.1.)
X1235.1.1. Cow wears church bell for cowbell. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1235.2. Lie about cow's rich milk. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1235.2.1. Cow gives so much cream that several men do nothing but skim cream. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1235.3. Owner provides cow with green goggles, feeds her sawdust or snow. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1235.4. Lie: cow climbs to roof. (First ed. X961.7.) Type 1930; BP III 258.
X1235.5. Lie: cow puts bread in oven. (First ed. X961.22.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1237. Lie: remarkable ox or steer. (First ed. X1021.1.) U.S.: *Baughman, *Folk-Say I 62 (bibliography of Paul Bunyan stories).
X1237.1. Lies about strong oxen. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1237.1.1. Man plows through stump which catches the back of his pants in cleft. His oxen continue to pull; he holds onto the plow, pulls the stump out of the ground. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1237.2. Lie: the remarkable blue ox. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1241. Lies about horses. Canada, England, Scotland, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1241.1. The great horse. (First ed. X1021.6.) Fb stud III 619b.
X1241.2. Well-trained horse.
X1241.2.1. Horse takes cattle out to pasture; brings them in by himself. U.S.: Baughman.
X1241.2.2. Trained horse as harvester and hunter. He rolls in the field. Oats in his flanks; club in his tail kills birds. (First ed. X921.3.) (Cf. X1252.1.) Type 1892.
X1241.2.3. Lie: horses knead dough. (First ed. X961.20.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1242. Lies about mules. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1242.0.1. Lies about asses.
X1242.0.1.1. Lie: ass with silver nose hunts hares. (First ed. X961.32.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1243. Lies about sheep.
X1243.1. Lie: the great Darby ram. England: *Baughman.
X1244. Lies about goats.
X1244.1. Lie: goat carries one hundred cartloads of grease. (First ed. X961.13.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1244.2. Lie: goats heat oven. (First ed. X961.21.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1244.3. The great he-goat. (First ed. X1021.2.) BP II 515.
X1250. Lies about birds.
X1252. Lies about crows. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1252.1. Lie: crows mow meadow. (First ed. X961.14.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1256. Lies about doves. U.S.: Baughman.
X1256.1. Lie: doves tear up wolf. (First ed. X961.37.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1258. Lies about geese. U.S.: Baughman.
X1258.1. Lie: man carried through air by geese. (First ed. X916.) Type 1881; Japanese: Ikeda.
X1258.2. Lie: the tough goose. U.S.: Baughman.
X1261. Remarkable ducks. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1267. Remarkable hawk.
X1267.1. Hawk flies away with geese on a line. They have been tied together as a protection. (First ed. X912.) *Type 1876; BP III 337.
X1267.2. Lie: hawk swims. (First ed. X961.11.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1280. Lies about insects.
X1280.1. Lies about crossbreeding of insects. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1280.1.1. Bumblebees imported to rout mosquitoes; the two insects crossbreed and have stingers on both ends. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1280.2. Lies about ferocious insects.
X1280.2.1. Insects eat team of horses or mules, pitch horseshoes to see who gets what is left. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1282. Lies about bees. Ireland, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1282.1. Lie: the great bee. Liar says that in a certain place bees are as big as sheep. – And the bee-hives? – The same as ours. – How do the bees get in? (Various answers.) (First ed. X1021.3.) BP II 515; *Wesselski Hodscha Nasreddin II 219.
X1285. Lies about fleas. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1286. Remarkable mosquitoes.
X1286.1. Lie: the large mosquito. North Carolina: Brown Collection I 703.
X1286.1.1. Lie: wingspread of large mosquito. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1286.1.2. Lie: weight of large mosquito. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1286.1.3. Lie: mosquito's long bill. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1286.1.4. Large mosquitoes fly off with kettle. They have drilled through kettle. Their bills are clinched inside like nails. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1286.1.5. Large mosquitoes carry off prey. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1286.1.6. Big mosquito with golden palace in his mouth. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1286.1.7. Large mosquitoes – miscellaneous. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1286.2. Lies about ferocious mosquitoes. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1287. Lie: extraordinary fireflies. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1288. Lies about grasshoppers. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1291. Lies about bedbugs. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1294. Lies about flies.
X1294.1. Lie: flies build bridge. (First ed. X961.15.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1295. Lies about gnats.
X1295.1. The tragic death of the three gnats. One of them meets his death between the horns of two struggling oxen, another because of two restless stallions, the third during a tussle between two giants. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 291* (X1021.9).
X1296. Lies about lice.
X1296.1. Rag so full of lice it can move. Irish myth: *Cross (X1049.1).
X1300. Lies about fish. (Cf. X1150.)
X1301. Lie: the great fish. (First ed. X1021.7.) Type 1960B; England, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1303. Lie: remarkable actions of big fish.
X1303.1. Big fish pulls man or boat. (Cf. B551.1.) U.S.: *Baughman.
X1306. Lie: tamed fish lives on dry land. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1316. Dogfish act like dogs. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1317. Crowded fish. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1320. Lies about reptiles.
X1321. Lies about snakes.
X1321.1. Lie: the great snake.
X1321.1.1. Lie: remarkably long snake. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1321.1.2. Lie: great snake is thought to be a log. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1321.2. Lie: large number of snakes. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1321.3. Lies about remarkable kinds of snakes.
X1321.3.1. Lie: hoop snake. Snake takes its tail in its mouth and rolls like a hoop toward its victim. (Cf. B765.1.) U.S.: *Baughman.
X1340. Lie: extraordinary amphibia and other animals.
X1342. Lies about frogs.
X1342.1. Lie: the big frog. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1342.1.1. The great frog. Eaten by one larger and this in turn by crow. (First ed. X1021.5.) *BP II 515.
X1342.2. Ferocious frog. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1342.3. Lie: frog eats plowshare. (First ed. X961.25.) (Cf. J1531.2.) Type 1930; BP III 258.
X1344. Lies about crabs. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1344.1. Lie: crab hunts hare. (First ed. X961.34.) Type 1930; BP III 258.
X1345. Lies about snails. U.S.: Baughman.
X1345.1. Lie: snail kills lion. (First ed. X961.35.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1346. Lies about worms. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1370. Lies about imaginary animals.
X1381. Lie: the side-hill beast. Animal with two short legs on one side for convenience in living on hillsides. It can walk around the hill in only one direction. U.S.: *Baughman; North Carolina: Brown Collection I 703.
X1396. Lie: imaginary snakes. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1396.1. Lie: seaserpent. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.

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