ATU0050 the sick lion
K0961 the sick lion
G0061 relative's flesh eaten unwittinglyNotes
the hint of Mrs. Fox eating Mr. Fox is just a suggestion at the end, but this motif is "frequent motif in Bantu folktales"
"AT 50 occurs both in Europe and Africa, but the ending of this tale is distinctly African; the immediate source of teh Afro-American version is probably Africa. parsons found it reminiscent of Portuguese tales she had heard in New England."