Ukrainian folktale. The labourer obeyed, and for their master while the Serpent had told him.
His fellow-servants did all they are able to to create 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. One day he went strolling about into the woodland as always, definately not any village and also the haunts of males, as he discovered a big Serpent, which wriggled directly as much as him and said, on the spot! “ I will consume thee” nevertheless the labourer, who had been accustomed the loneliness associated with the woodland, responded, “Very well, consume personally me if thou hast a brain to! ”––Then the Serpent stated, “Nay! We will perhaps perhaps not eat thee; only do the thing I tell thee! ” In addition to Serpent begun to inform the person exactly exactly what he previously to accomplish. “Turn home, ” it said, “and thou wilt find thy master furious because thou hast tarried so long, and there was clearly none to focus for him, making sure that their corn needs to stay standing into the industry. He then will be sending thee to carry his sheaves in, and I’ll help thee. Load the wagon well, but don’t simply simply take quite all of the sheaves through the industry. Keep one sheaf that is little; significantly more than that thou needst not keep, but that thou must leave. Then beg thy master to let thee have this small sheaf by means of wages. Simply Take no money from him, but this one small sheaf just. Then, when master that is thy provided thee this sheaf, burn it, and a reasonable woman will leap from the jawhorse; simply take her to wife! ”