Kitty wrote: ↑
November 9th, 2020, 5:56 am
You could have included the final credit which was in brackets, but it's also fine to leave it out, your choice was ok
Yeah, I was not in the mood of giving the final credit)))
I'm sure, most of Ukrainians will have hard time understanding it, but I decided it was worth recording besause the language is very folky and because we have a Russian tale with the same title at our Russian folk tales project - #7 at viewtopic.php?f=60&t=80880
(it's a different nonsense
). As for me I love the passage about mice here
A brief summary of the lying tale is the following:
"It was back in the days when I was young and my grandfather was a kid and my father hadn't been born yet.
My grandfather and I went to the forset to cut some wood for the winter was cold. I saw a big pile of wood. A bear run away form it. I found six eggs, really jumbo ones. My grandfarther and I couldn't pick them up to the wagon, but I managed somehow to take them into my hat.
Fortunately, at home our pig was about to give birth to piglets, so I laid the eggs under her. So six bulls came out of those eggs. We worked the wheat with them. So much wheat! We look at the fields and all of themwere not ours (because they were lazy to work the wheat, I reckon). We advertised for wheat workers, but only one woman came. She made so many bundles of wheat that finaly a cat wagged his tail chasing mice and they ended up in a garbage can.
My farther has grown by that time. My marther liked to work but my farther and I liked to lay behind the heater. My farther was a good fisher, he fished other people's jackets, so we became not that poor as we had been.
My mother died and father called a dinner but the guests had to come with their own spoon, sault and bread. So many people came - two! My father told them to salt a pile of food in the plate and eat out the soup so at the bottom of the plate they will find fish (which was a lie I reckon). Those men didn't even thank us! "
Thanks for listening)