Ukrainian folktale. The labourer obeyed, and for their master whilst the Serpent had told him.
Their fellow-servants did all they might to help make him come into the tavern, but they could never get him to stay there long, and he always wandered away by himself through the woods with them, and now and then enticed him. 1 day he went strolling about when you look at the woodland as always, definately not any town while the haunts of males, as he come upon a large Serpent, which wriggled right as much as him and said, “I ‘m going to consume thee at that moment! ” nevertheless the labourer, who was simply accustomed the loneliness of this forest, responded, “Very well, eat me if thou hast a brain to! ”––Then the Serpent stated, “Nay! We shall not consume thee; just do the thing I tell thee! ” Together with Serpent started initially to tell the guy just what he’d to accomplish. “Turn home, ” it said, “and thou wilt find master that is thy because thou hast tarried so long, and there was clearly none to get results for him, in order that their corn has got to stay standing on the go. He then will be sending thee to bring his sheaves in, and I’ll assist thee. Læs resten