Favorite Folktales from Around the World - Tricksters, Rogues, and Cheats Summary & Analysis

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Tricksters, Rogues, and Cheats Summary

Tyll Ulenspiegel's Merry Prank comes from Germany. In this story Tyll is invited to come before the king to see who is more clever, Tyll or the two court jesters. After each is able to make a statement, it is seen that Tyll is more clever than the others.

The Hodja and the Cauldron originates in Turkey. The Hodja borrows a cauldron and finds that he loves the cauldron. The Hodja takes a small cauldron back saying the first had a baby and is too ill to travel. Soon after the Hodja brings the larger cauldron home. Hodja borrows the larger cauldron again but when the owner comes to retrieve it, the Hodja says that it died. The neighbor tries to complain but it is decided if the cauldron is able to have a baby it is able to die.

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