Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories Rendered into English
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Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories Rendered into English

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Table of Contents
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • BIRD AND BEAST STORIES
  • I.
  • WHY IS THE BEE BLACK, AND WHY IS IT MAKING HONEY? HOW DID THE BEE OUTWIT THE DEVIL?
  • I. B.
  • HOW DID THE BEE OUTWIT THE MOLE?
  • II.
  • WHY IS THE BEE BUSY AND THE SPIDER SULLEN?
  • III.
  • WHY IS THE BEE BLACK, AND WHY HAS IT A NARROW WAIST?
  • IV.
  • WHY DOES THE LITTLE WORM GLOW?
  • V.
  • WHY DOES THE LITTLE WORM GLOW?
  • VI.
  • WHY DOES THE LITTLE WORM GLOW?
  • VII.
  • WHY IS THE WOLF FEROCIOUS?
  • VIII.
  • WHY DO THE EYES OF THE WOLF GLOW AND HIS HAIR BRISTLE?
  • IX.
  • WHY DOES THE WOLF RUN AFTER THE DEVIL?
  • X.
  • WHY THE GOAT’S KNEES ARE BARE.
  • XI.
  • WHY DID NOAH GET DRUNK?
  • XII.
  • GOD AND THE LAMB.
  • XIII.
  • THE HART AND THE MAKING OF THE WORLD.
  • XIV.
  • WHY IS THE FLY CALLED THE DEVIL’S HORSE?
  • XV.
  • THE DEVIL STEALING THE SUN.
  • XVI.
  • WHY IS IT CALLED THE BULL-FLY?
  • XVII.
  • WHY IS THE SAW-FLY RED?
  • XVIII.
  • WHY DOES THE SAW-FLY LIVE IN STABLES?
  • XIX.
  • WHY IS THE LADY-BIRD DAINTY?
  • XX.
  • WHY DOES THE GAD-FLY STING THE CATTLE?
  • XXI.
  • WHY DOES THE FLY OF KOLUMBATSH POISON THE CATTLE?
  • XXII.
  • WHY IS THERE A WORM IN THE APPLE?
  • XXIII.
  • WHY ARE THE LOCUSTS VORACIOUS?
  • XXIV.
  • WHY DOES THE GRASSHOPPER RUN TO AND FRO?
  • XXV.
  • ANOTHER STORY OF THE GRASSHOPPER.
  • XXVI.
  • WHY DOES THE NUN BEETLE COVER ITS FACE?
  • XXVII.
  • WHY IS THE BEETLE CALLED THE NUN?
  • XXVIII.
  • WHY IS THE WASP THE GIPSIES’ BEE?
  • XXVIII. A.
  • ANOTHER VERSION OF THE WASP LEGEND.
  • XXIX.
  • WHY DOES THE HORNET LIVE IN SMOKY PLACES?
  • XXX.
  • WHY IS THE HORNET SO SPITEFUL?
  • XXX. A.
  • HORNET CHARM.
  • XXXI.
  • WHY HAS THE WOODPECKER SUCH A LONG BEAK AND WHY DOES IT PECK AT THE TREES?
  • XXXII.
  • WHY HAS THE PELICAN A BIG POUCH UNDER ITS BEAK?
  • XXXIII.
  • WHY DOES THE TITMOUSE GET INTO THE PUMPKIN?
  • XXXIV.
  • WHY HAS THE NIGHTINGALE A DRAB COLOUR?
  • XXXV.
  • WHY HAS THE NIGHTINGALE TWELVE TUNES AND WHY DOES THE TURTLE-DOVE COO?
  • XXXVI.
  • WHY IS THE NIGHTINGALE THE SONGSTER OF THE KING?
  • XXXVII.
  • WHY DOES THE THRUSH HIDE IN THE TREE?
  • XXXVIII.
  • WHY HAS THE PARTRIDGE A MOTTLED COLOUR?
  • XXXIX.
  • WHY HAS THE THISTLE-FINCH RUFFLED FEATHERS?
  • XL.
  • WHY HAS THE BULLFINCH A RED BREAST AND A BIG MOUTH?
  • XLI.
  • WHY DOES THE HOOPOE FEED ON DROPPINGS?
  • XLII.
  • WHY IS THE WAGTAIL CALLED THE GIPSIES’ BIRD?
  • XLIII.
  • WHY IS THE HOOPOE SUCH A DIRTY BIRD?
  • XLIV.
  • WHY DOES THE CUCKOO LEAD A RESTLESS LIFE?
  • XLV.
  • WHY IS THE CUCKOO SILENT IN THE WINTER?
  • XLVI.
  • THE STORY OF THE CROW AND ITS UGLY FLEDGLINGS.
  • XLVII.
  • WHY IS THERE ENMITY BETWEEN THE CROW AND THE HAWK?
  • XLVII. A.
  • CROW CHARMS.
  • XLVIII.
  • WHY DOES THE HERON DRINK ONLY RAIN-WATER?
  • XLIX.
  • WHY DOES THE KITE CRY IN DRY WEATHER?
  • L.
  • WHY CAN THE MOLE NOT COME OUT ON THE HIGH ROAD?
  • LI.
  • WHY HAS THE TORTOISE A ROUND BACK?
  • LII.
  • WHY HAVE THE FISH NO FEET?
  • LIII.
  • WHY DO THE PLOVER FLY SINGLY?
  • LIV.
  • WHY DOES THE SPIDER HANG ON A THREAD?
  • LIV. A.
  • WHY ARE THE SPIDER AND THE MOUSE ACCURSED?
  • LV.
  • WHY HAS THE SWALLOW A FORKED TAIL AND A RED SPOT ON ITS BREAST?
  • LVI.
  • WHY DOES THE FROG SHRIVEL UP AT DEATH?
  • LVII.
  • WHY DOES THE SILKWORM SPIN A THIN THREAD?
  • LVIII.
  • WHY IS IT RIGHT TO KILL A SPARROW?
  • LIX.
  • WHY SHOULD THE OAK TREE NOT BOAST?
  • LX.
  • WHY DOES THE MOSQUITO LIVE IN THE WELL?
  • LXI.
  • WHY DOES THE MOSQUITO FEED ON BLOOD?
  • LXII.
  • WHY DOES THE FLY EAT THE CHERRY?
  • LXIII.
  • WHY HAS THE BUTTERFLY RINGS ON ITS WINGS?
  • LXIV.
  • WHY DOES THE CRICKET CHIRP?
  • LXV.
  • WHY DO THE ANTS FEED THE CRICKET?
  • LXVI.
  • WHY DO CATS AND DOGS FIGHT?
  • LXVII.
  • WHY DO CATS EAT MICE?
  • LXVII. A.
  • ANOTHER VERSION.
  • LXVIII.
  • WHY DOES A CAT SIT ON THE DOORSTEP IN THE SUN?
  • LXIX.
  • WHY DOES THE FLY SETTLE ON THE DEAD?
  • LXX.
  • WHY IS THE FOOT OF MAN ARCHED?
  • LXXI.
  • WHY HAS A SNAKE NO TAIL? AND WHY DO FLEAS SUCK HUMAN BLOOD?
  • LXXII.
  • CHARMS AGAINST FLEAS AND OTHER HOUSE VERMIN.
  • LXXIII.
  • CHARMS AGAINST BUGS.
  • LXXIV.
  • WHY DOES THE CUCKOO CALL “CUCKOO”?
  • LXXV.
  • WHY DOES A WAGTAIL WAG ITS TAIL?
  • LXXVI.
  • WHY HAS THE HOOPOE A TUFT?
  • LXXVII.
  • WHY DOES THE EAGLE LIVE ON RAW MEAT?
  • LXXVIII.
  • WHY HAS THE LARK A TUFT?
  • LXXIX.
  • WHY IS THE TUFT OF THE LARK DISHEVELLED?
  • LXXX.
  • WHY DO LARKS FLY TOWARDS THE SUN?
  • LXXX. A.
  • THE STORY OF THE LARK.
  • LXXXI.
  • THE WOOING OF THE SISTER OF THE SUN.
  • LXXXII.
  • THE WOOING OF A FAIRY.
  • LXXXIII.
  • WHERE DID THE SWAN COME FROM?
  • LXXXIV.
  • THE SWAN MAIDEN, THE BIRD OF HEAVEN AND THE CROWN OF PARADISE.
  • LXXXV.
  • WHY DOES THE DUCK FEED ON REFUSE?
  • LXXXVI.
  • WHY HAS THE STORK NO TAIL?
  • LXXXVII.
  • WHY HAS THE SWALLOW A FORKED TAIL AND A RED SPOT ON ITS BREAST?
  • LXXXVIII.
  • WHY DOES THE SWALLOW LIVE IN HOT PLACES?
  • LXXXIX.
  • WHY IS THE DOVE A HOMING BIRD?
  • XC.
  • WHY DOES THE RAVEN FEED ON CARRION?
  • XCI.
  • WHY IS THE ANT CUT IN THE MIDDLE?
  • XCII.
  • WHY DOES THE CUCKOO CALL “CUCKOO”?
  • XCIII.
  • WHY DOES THE ARMENIAN LOVE THE DIRTY HOOPOE?
  • XCIV.
  • THE STORY OF THE PARTRIDGE, THE FOX AND THE HOUND.
  • XCV.
  • THE STORY OF THE PARTRIDGE AND HER YOUNG.
  • XCVI.
  • THE STORY OF THE LARK AND THE TAMING OF WOMEN.
  • XCVII.
  • THE STORY OF THE TURTLE DOVE AND ITS LOVE FOR ITS MATE.
  • XCVIII.
  • WHY DOES THE WREN HIDE HIMSELF?
  • XCIX.
  • WHY IS THERE NO KING OVER THE BIRDS?
  • C.
  • THE STORY OF KING LOG AND KING STORK.
  • CI.
  • THE STORY OF THE STORK AND LITTLE TOMTIT.
  • CII.
  • THE STORY OF THE FLEA AND THE GNAT.
  • CIII.
  • THE STORY OF THE GNAT, THE LION, AND THE MAN.
  • CIV.
  • THE STORY OF THE GNAT AND THE BUFFALO.
  • CV.
  • THE STORY OF THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE FIELD MOUSE.
  • CVI.
  • THE STORY OF THE HARE AND THE FROGS.
  • CVII.
  • WHY DOES THE BUFFALO WALK SLOWLY AND TREAD GENTLY?
  • CVIII.
  • THE STORY OF THE POINTER AND THE SETTER.
  • CIX.
  • THE STORY OF THE RAT AND HIS JOURNEY TO GOD.
  • CX.
  • THE STORY OF THE SEVEN-WITTED FOX AND THE ONE-WITTED OWL.
  • CXI.
  • THE STORY OF THE FOX AND HIS BAGFUL OF WITS AND THE ONE-WITTED HEDGEHOG.
  • CXII.
  • THE STORY OF THE PEASANT, THE SNAKE, AND KING SOLOMON.
  • CXIII.
  • THE STORY OF THE DOG AND THE SNAKE AND THE CURE OF HEADACHE.
  • CXIV.
  • THE STORY OF THE HORSE, THE LION, AND THE WOLF.
  • CXV.
  • THE MARRIAGE OF TOM AND THE VIXEN.
  • CXVI.
  • THE STORY OF MAN AND HIS YEARS.
  • CXVII.
  • THE JUDGMENT OF THE SOUL OF MAN, ACCUSED AND DEFENDED BY BEAST AND BIRDS.
  • CXVIII.
  • THE PILGRIMAGE OF THE SOUL AFTER DEATH.
  • CXIX.
  • THE REWARD OF THE GOOD MAN.
  • APPENDIX I.
  • RUMANIAN INCANTATIONS AGAINST THE ILLNESSES OF ANIMALS.
    • I.
    • AGAINST THE ILLNESS OF POULTRY.
    • II.
    • CHARM FOR A COW AGAINST THE EVIL EYE.
    • III.
    • CHARM FOR A SUCKLING CALF.
    • IV.
    • CHARM FOR A COW AGAINST SNAKE-BITE.
    • V.
    • CHARM AGAINST EVIL EYE.
    • VI.
    • CHARM AGAINST EVIL EYE.
    • VII.
    • CHARM AGAINST WORMS IN BEASTS.
    • VIII.
    • AGAINST WORMS.
    • IX.
    • CHARM AGAINST SNAKE-BITE.
    • X.
    • CHARM IF BITTEN BY A WEASEL.
  • APPENDIX II.
  • THREE STORIES FROM ARKIR, THE RUMANIAN VERSION OF THE STORY OF AHIKAR.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
  • APPENDIX III.
  • ANIMAL STORIES FROM THE HEBREW ALPHABET OF BEN SIRA.
    • I.
    • WHY WERE FLIES CREATED WHICH LIVE ONLY ONE DAY?
    • II.
    • WHY DID GOD CREATE WASPS AND SPIDERS WHICH ARE OF NO USE?
    • III.
    • WHY HAS THE OX NO HAIR ON HIS NOSE?
    • IV.
    • WHY DOES THE CAT EAT MICE MORE THAN ANY OTHER CREEPING THING?
    • V.
    • WHY DOES THE ASS MIX HIS WATER WITH THAT OF OTHER ASSES, AND SMELL THE DUNG?
    • VI.
    • WHY DOES THE DOG FIGHT THE CAT?
    • VII.
    • WHY IS IT THAT THE DOG RECOGNISES HIS MASTER AND THE CAT DOES NOT?
    • VIII.
    • WHY IS THERE A SEAM IN THE MOUTH OF THE MOUSE?
    • IX.
    • WHY DOES THE RAVEN HOP IN ITS WALK?
    • X.
    • WHY DOES THE RAVEN MATE DIFFERENTLY FROM ANY OTHER BIRD?
    • XI.
    • WHY ARE THERE NO COUNTERPART TO THE FOX AND THE WEASEL AMONG THE CREATURES OF THE SEA? AND THE STORY OF THE FOX’S HEART AND THE FISHES.
  • INDEX.
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • Y
    • Z
  • Colophon
    • Availability
    • Encoding
    • Revision History
    • External References
    • Corrections
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