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Group No. 255


X. Humor

Group No.

X1800 – X1899

Group name

Miscellaneous lies and exaggerations


X1800. Miscellaneous lies and exaggerations.
X1810. Tall tales about miscellaneous objects.
X1811. Lies about loaves of bread.
X1811.1. Lie: the great loaf of bread. (First ed. X1038.) Type 1960K.
X1813. Lie: the great egg. (First ed. X1036.) (Cf. B31.1.1.) *Fb Рg III 1142a; U.S.: Baughman; India: Thompson-Balys.
X1815. Lie: remarkable railroad.
X1815.1. Lie about rough railroad. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1815.2. Lies about slow trains. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1817. Lies about bridges. (Cf. F842.)
X1817.1. Lie: razor-sharp sword as footbridge. (First ed. X961.6.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1850. Other tall tales.
X1851. Man in moon lets himself down. (First ed. X915.) (Cf. A751.) Fb mРµne II 660a.
X1852. Boy shot from a cannon. (First ed. X913.) Type 1880; Fb kanon II 87.
X1853. Boy with hat of butter, clothes of paper, etc. (First ed. X914.) *Type 1880.
X1854. Man in hollow tree defends himself successfully from leopard and bear. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1854.1. The boy in the hollow tree. He frightens the woodchopper who leaves behind his horse. (First ed. X913.1.) Type 1877*; Russian: Andrejev No. 1877*.
X1855. Lie: plow without horse or wheels. (First ed. X961.12.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1856. Lie: suckling children rock mother in cradle. (First ed. X961.18.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1856.1. Lie: child throws down a kid. (First ed. X961.30.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1856.2. Lie: child throws down mill-wheels from one town to another. (First ed. X961.31.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1857. Lie: man drowned on mountain. (First ed. X961.26.) Type 1930; BP III 258.
X1858. Lie: man cuts ice with own head. (First ed. X961.28.) Type 852; BP II 514.
X1861. Lie: the hunt for the lost bee. (First ed. X928.) KСhler-Bolte I 323.
X1862. The over-hasty toad (beetle). Is years ascending steps. On last step falls and curses haste. (First ed. X938.) Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 38 No. 288C*, Espinosa Jr. Nos. 59, 60; West Indies: Flowers 585.
X1863. Why gypsies have no churches. They ate up their churches made of cheese and bacon. (First ed. X953.) (Cf. X650.) Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. IX 85.
X1864. Lie: warrior whose horse is cut in two continues to ride on the half horse. (First ed. X961.4.) Wesselski Bebel II 108 No. 25.
X1866. Lie: the great noise from the bass-viol. (First ed. X1037.) BP II 516.

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