C035. Baer (p. 59). Mr. Fox and Miss Goose
This is Chase035.
Types ATU1115 attempted murder with hatchet
Motifs K0525.1 substituted object left in bed while intended victim escapes
Gerber has no parallel but Klippe has ten African stories that are ATU1115, and Clarke has six that are K0525.1
Baer: "It could conceivably have been brought from Africa and reinforced and modified by the Anglo-American tradition. It would have to be called an Indo-European/Afro/Afro-American tale."