Favorite Folktales from Around the World - Study Guide The Fool: Numbskulls and Noodleheads Summary & Analysis

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The Three Sillies is a story from England. There is a young maid that has a gentleman suitor. She goes to the basement to get something for them to drink with dinner and weeps over a mallet she sees in the ceiling that might fall on a child she has someday and kill it. The mother and father of the girl weep along with her and when the gentleman sees this he leaves them, saying he will come back to marry the girl if he ever finds three people more silly then they are. He leaves them but soon finds that there are others much sillier than the three he left and comes back to marry the girl.

Nars-ed-Din Hodja in the Pulpit comes from Turkey and begins with the Hodja addressing his congregation. He asks them two different...

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