Wednesday, June 15, 2016

C071. Baer (p. 85). Brother Rabbit and the Mosquitoes

This is Chase071.

Types 1565 agreement not to scratch
Motifs K0263 agreement not to scratch
H1184 task: cutting down tree without scratching for stinging insects

Harris notes the importance of the storyteller acting it out.
Gerber has a Woloff tale with monkey scratching his old war wounds
Both Flowers and Dasent have an Anansi version

Baer: "All the evidence points to an African source for this Afro-American version"



She does not mention the weirdly botched version in Owen.

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