Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

K27x2. Get an egg from under the bird, ATU 1525H 1.


The character can get an egg or chick (and put them back) from under the bird in the nest, change the bird's feathers (pluck feathers) or pull the fruit out of the animal's womb so that the bird or animal didn't notice it.

Hausa, Berbers of Algeria (Bedaya), Kabiles, Arabs of Eastern Algeria, Spaniards, Catalans, Portuguese, Italians (Veneto), Maltese, French (Upper Brittany, southern France), Germans, mehri, mona, telugu (?) , Kashmiris, Himachal plowmen (?) , Rajastans (?) , Koreans, Bulgarians, Poles, Russians (Terek coast), Abkhazians, Kabardian, Ossetians, Chechens, Avars, Georgians, Armenians, Norwegians, Swedes, Latvians, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uighurs, Tofalars, Chelkans, Buryats, Khalkha- Mongols, central (and others?) Yakuts.

West Africa. Hausa [the shooter knocked down the egg placed by the emir on the top of the tree; another man collected it so that it seemed like the egg was always intact; a third placed it under the hen so that it was nothing I noticed; which of them is the most skillful?] : Laptukhin 1964:44.

North Africa. The Berbers of Algeria (Bedaya) [the mother admitted that the father of her three sons was a thief; the youngest went to work with his father's partner; one quietly took the eggs out from under the bird, the other put them back; they they robbed the royal treasury by climbing over the roof; the king was advised to put a pot of resin below; one went down and welded; the other took out his head that the thief had not been identified; the thief was caught; he cut off one of the guards who had fallen asleep, the other's beard, ran away; stole the royal ostrich, plucked it, hung the meat from the ceiling; the king's wife came to the thief's wife and asked her to lend her some ostrich meat; she gave; the thief was exposed, hanged]: Basset 1897, No. 113:149-152; kabila [the king goes on a pilgrimage; his son named Merops apiaster plays and loses; lord demons The Red King gives money to recoup with the condition to come to him and return the money; ZSH recouped; when the father returns, he goes to look for KK; three old women consistently move him closer to the KK; the daughter of the KK named Emerald fell in love with ZSH, orders demons to do what KK requires ZSH to do; 1) cut down thorny thickets, create a garden with fruits on trees and a swimming pool in this place; 2) get an egg from under an eagle sitting in a nest on a high rock; 3) disassemble different varieties of grain mixed into a heap (the ant was dismantled); I. overheard her father talking to her mother and going kill both her and ZSch; tells you to take a KK running 40 distances (étapes) in the stable, he mistakenly took the runner 10; I.: you must have time to cross the river beyond which the power of the KK ends; K. turns 1) a horse to the farm, himself to the garden, and ZSH to a gardener selling watermelons; KK asks about the fugitives, and the imaginary gardener answers the price of watermelons; 2) KK is back, the wife says they were the fugitives; 2) school, teacher and student (same); 3) now the wife of the KK is chasing; the river, the swamp, the eel; the KK wife throws a ring of oblivion into the swamp, the eel swallowed it - ZSH will forget I.; KK and his wife returned back, I. asks ZSCH to remove the ring, but he refused; on the outskirts of the city, ZSH went to rent a house, forgot I.; I. came to live with an old woman and her daughter, they are very poor; I. combs her hair, gold coins fall from her hair; ZSch stayed in town, to marry; bought a herd of bulls and decided to give them to the residents for fattening; he gave one to that old woman; I. fed him easily; ZSch orders the bulls to be returned; I. tells his own not to go - he will be stabbed; ZSch himself came; I.: bull, didn't you forget your master how did he forget us? in the evening, ZSch had a wedding with his chosen bride; I. also came; threw two eggs on the floor, a dove and a dove came out of them, began to tell the whole story; dove: you forgot! as the story progressed, ZSch sank into the ground; at the last moment, I. held him by the hair and he gradually rose; I. tore off the ring from his finger and threw it away; they embraced each other; leaves all the gifts to the bride, but refuses her; brings I. to his parents; a new wedding, everyone is happy]: Mammeri 1996, No. 8:133-156; Arabs of Eastern Algeria [Sultan promises to give his daughter for someone who says what he has in his bag; there is a moth; the cannibal overheard under the window; appearing in the guise of a noble young man, gave the right answer; on the eve of the wedding, he took the princess to his castle on the mountain, returned it there in the form of a monster; beat his wife, tied her up for the night so as not to run away; the sultan sent a dove, she found the princess, brought an answer from her; wise El-Moudjarrab tells me to find a widow with 7 sons, let each of them they will be told what he can do; 1) see and hear what has been said far; 2) jump over a high wall with his brothers on him; 3) quietly open any door; 4) steal eggs from under the partridge unnoticed; 5) unravel the ball of silk threads that is thrown into the thorny bush; 6) stomp your foot so as to fall into the ground; 7) wield a sword, defeating anyone; the first sees the ogre lock the doors, goes to bed; the second carries him over the wall; the third opens the doors; the fourth and fifth release the princess; when the ogre wakes up and pursues, the sixth hides everyone under the ground; the seventh goes out and hacked cannibal; brothers returned their daughter to the Sultan and received the award]: Belamri 1990:55-62.

Southern Europe. The Spaniards [the father sends his sons to seek happiness; in a year let them come back to show who has learned what; the eldest became a thief, the second shooter, the third tinker, lived with a giant for four years and became a sage; the thief stole an egg from under the swallow in front of his father; the shooter crushed it into exactly 10 pieces with an arrow; the tinker reconnected it; the youngest said that the princess had been kidnapped by a dragon; the thief stole from the dragon the princess's chest, the shooter shot the dragon; the tinker repaired the ship when the dragon fell on it; the princess decided to marry a sage]: Malinovskaya 2002:88-92; Catalans (Mallorca included) [ the father sends four sons to study and promises to give everything to the most skilled; the first earns glasses that he sees unusually far away; the second becomes a skilled hunter; the third studies sew and connect products from any material; the fourth learns the craft of thieves; when they return, the father tests them: you have to see which bird laid which egg in the nest unnoticed Steal these eggs, put them on a rock, smash them by shooting them, then make them whole and put them back in place; together, the brothers complete the task; the king promises a reward to whoever rescues him dragon daughter; brothers do it together and it's impossible to say who to give the princess to]: Oriol, Pujol 2008, No. 653:132; Portuguese [{the paraphrase is devoid of details, but the text is almost certainly close to other Iberian and Maltese}; four brothers learn different skills; one becomes a thief, the other becomes a hunter, the third sees everything, the fourth becomes a tailor; using their skills, they save the princess ]: Cardigos 2006, No. 653:150; Italians (Veneto) [a rich man sends four sons to learn a craft; whoever has mastered the best will get a pupil living in the house (soll meine Mü ndel haben), the rest will inherit a third of the property; one becomes a carpenter, the second a hunter, the third a thief, and the fourth a magician; when they return, the father asks the thief to pull the eggs from under the thrush, lest she noticed; he drilled the nest from below, the thrush did not notice anything, but the eggs fell and broke; the carpenter made them whole again; the hunter, at his father's request, shot the thrush with one shot and thrush beaks; while the sons were not at home, the pupil was kidnapped, the father asks where she is; the magician: eats a peach in Prince Segeamoro's garden; the thief took the girl, sailed with her on the ship; the prince released the dragon; the hunter shot him, he fell on the ship and crashed it; the carpenter immediately repaired the ship; the father gave the girl to the carpenter]: Widter et al. 1866, No. 6:30-32; the Maltese [four brothers sent study trading; when they return home, they are tested; the eldest, who has learned to observe stars, sees how many eggs are in the bird's nest; the second, a hunter, knocks them out of the nest without hitting the hen; the third, a tailor, sews broken eggs so that they can be put in place; the youngest, a thief, steals eggs from under the chicken without her noticing it; the princess is kidnapped by a dragon, she is promised to marry the savior; the brothers receive a ship with a crew from the king; the stargazer sees the dragon's abode far away; the thief takes it to the ship; the hunter shot the pursuer dragon; he falls on the ship, smashing it; the tailor made it; the brothers argue who the princess should belong to]: Mifsud-Chrcop 1978, No. 653:212-213.

Western Europe. The French (Haute-Brittany, the far south of France) [the father sends four sons to learn something; one has learned to see the stars and everything that is small and far away, the other has become a hunter, the third thief, the fourth tailor; they returned to their father and he tests them; the stargazer sees a bird on eggs in the nest; the thief stole the eggs so that the bird did not notice anything; the tailor sewed the nest to the branches, and the hunter shot the bird on the fly; the king lost his daughter; the stargazer saw her by the dragon in the middle of the sea; the thief stole it; the shooter shot the dragon, he fell on the ship and crashed it, the tailor sewed the ship; the king did not know who to give the princess to; he kept his daughter and gave gold to the saviors]: Delarue, Tenèze 1964, No. 653:554-558; the French (Haute-Brittany) [three sons of a rich man go in search of a whitebird, whose voice rejuvenates; the eldest two remain in the tavern; the youngest buries the deceased, who is mocked because he did not pay his debt during his lifetime; fox: a thrush in the forest under guarding three sleepless giants; take a thrush, but not the luxurious cage that is nearby; the young man takes the cage, the giants grab him, let him go for the promise to get the donkey "Step 7 Leagues"; fox: we must take it a worthless saddle; the young man takes the best, is captured by giants and released for promising to get a gold-haired girl; now the young man does not break the prohibitions, brings the girl; the fox advises to ask the giants Permission to ride a donkey with the girl, takes her away; then a thrush takes her away; the fox tells her not to stop in the city, but the young man frees the brothers, who throw him into the well and houses on the way they take credit for themselves; but the thrush does not sing and everyone is sad; on the third attempt, the fox, with its tail down the well, pulls out the young man; the young man gets home: the gold-haired girl breaks the silence, the thrush sings, the father is recovering; the father wanted to shoot his older sons, but the young man begged him not to do so]: Sébillot 1894, No. 10:174-176 (variant from Upper Brittany also in Sébillot 1880, No. 8:55-60); Germans [the poor man sends four sons to learn a craft; they agreed to meet again at the crossroads in a year; the first became a thief (he can steal anything and not be caught), the second a stargazer (he sees everything on the ground and in the sky), the third as a hunter (hits with a gun without a miss), the fourth as a tailor (he has learned to sew anything without leaving a seam); they show their art to their father; the stargazer saw that there were 5 eggs in the bird's nest; the thief pulled them out unnoticed; the shooter hit them with one shot, although they were lying in different corners of the table; the tailor sewed them again, the thief put them back in the nest; the queen the dragon kidnapped; the stargazer saw her far at sea, the thief carried her away, the arrows killed the dragon flying in the weather, the tailor sewed the ship on which the downed dragon fell; the brothers could not decide who should get it Queen, and agreed to divide the kingdom among themselves]: Grimm, Grimm 2002, No. 129:420-423 (=Grimm, Grimm 1987:334-337).

Western Asia. Mehri [two thieves are arguing about which of them will be able to steal an egg from under the bird; both climbed a tree, one stole an egg and the other quietly stole it from the first thief]: Müller 1909, No. 26:58.

Burma - Indochina. The monk [peacemaker, glutton, thief, and a man who can recognize what he sleeps on came to the capital; to be equal, they moved in line back; the sleep specialist felt under bamboo fiber with a mattress; the glutton ate a lot; the thief took an egg from under the crow and put it back; the peacekeeper reconciled everyone, his widow married him]: Zapadova 197:198-202.

South Asia. Kashmiris [the king chased the game, but did not catch up, but met the princess; she agreed to marry his daughter, adding that her son would later marry his daughter; after the wedding, the king never visited wife and did not mention her; she asked her father {father, not husband} to allow her to travel; disguised as an unknown princess, she came to her husband, who fell in love with her, and when he allowed her to leave, gave her a ring and other gifts; she gave birth to a son, Shabrand, he grew up in her parents' palace; she hired the best teachers, including a thief; wanting to test her son, told him to steal an egg from the eagle's nest, he did; then she sent him to her husband, the king; let him decide to give his daughter for the thief, as long as the thief confessed; S. committed incredible thefts, hiding treasures in a field under a tree; at night the mayor (cauldron) saw a woman at the well; she persuaded him to change clothes in order to catch the thief; they found him like this; the next night the same thing happened to the vizier: the woman rubbed the grain at night, said it made her to do a thief, persuaded the vizier to change clothes; after that, the king promises a daughter to the thief if he opens up and stops stealing; S. opened, his mother explained everything, the king admitted defeat, appointed Sh. heir]: Sadhu 2002, No. 18:52-56; Telugu {indicated Andhra Pradesh}, Himachali Pahari {indicates Himachal Pradesh}, Rajastans (indicated as Rajasthan): Jason 1989, No. 1525H 1:49.

China - Korea. Koreans [father sends four sons to study, promising to divide property based on their success; three years later, one son sees a kite nest on the mountain, the other unnoticed by a bird steals and brings eggs, the third knocks everything down with one arrow, the fourth stitches them, making them whole again, the second takes them back again; the serpent stole the princess; the brothers find out that she is far at sea, they take her away, amaze A flying snake with an arrow falls, breaks the boat, the boat is sewn; the king divides the kingdom between brothers]: Cho 2001, No. 103:192-195.

The Balkans. Bulgarians [a father sends four sons to learn a craft; one has become a stargazer (he sees everything on earth and in heaven), the second is a thief, the third is a sharpshooter, the fourth is a tailor (can sew wood and iron); when the brothers return, the father tests their abilities; the stargazer sees how many eggs are in the bird's nest, the thief picks them up unnoticed by the bird, the shooter breaks the chicks with a shot so that the chicks remain unharmed, the tailor sews, the thief puts them back unnoticed; when the chicks hatch, everyone has a black stripe around their necks; the princess is carried away by the dragon; the stargazer sees where she, the thief, takes away, the shooter kills dragon, tailor sews the ship on which the dragon's body fell]: Daskalova-Perkovska et al. 1994, No. 653:229-230.

Central Europe. Poles [four brothers go to learn the arts, come back and prove their skills; an astronomer sees eggs in a bird's nest in a tree; the thief stole them from under the bird; the shooter broke the eggs, and the tailor sewed again; only the hatched chicks had a red mark on their necks; the dragon kidnapped the princess; the astronomer sees her on a distant island, the thief takes her away, the shooter hits the dragon in pursuit, the tailor sewed the ship after the dragon fell on it; there is a dispute over who will be the princess's husband (several options)]: Krzyżanowski 1962, No. 653:203; Russians (Terek coast) [Shish Moscow and Barma rustic; Sh.: I'll steal an egg from under the bird, it won't move; at that time B. cut off his footnotes; B. fell off a log, drowned; he will be taken through the city to see who cries; Sh. Mother B. teaches mother to sit with a pot of milk on the road; they will drive, break the pot, you can cry here: there was one pot, and even that one was broken]: Balashov 1970, No. 61:214-215.

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Abkhazians: Shakryl 1975, No. 84 [(first episode); Ashkhamyj went to steal, met Agamyj; invited him to quietly steal the feather from a kite sitting on a tree; Agamyj did it, but Ashkhamyj did it, but Ashkhamyj did this time he quietly took off his pants], 97 [three hunting brothers feed my sister only animal marrow; Agulshap took his sister away; older brother: I can quietly take the fruit out of the cow; kill everything even if high in the sky; younger: catch everything that falls from the sky; the brothers {obviously the elder} secretly took his sister; the agulshap caught up, took it, flew; the middle shot him, the younger one picked up his falling sister; advisers argue who did more to save her sister]: 383-388, 414-416; Kabardian people [the poor widow has 7 sons; one may be a military leader, the second is strong, the third swimmer, the fourth speedboat, the fifth farsighted, sixth thief, can pull an egg from under the hen, the seventh brave, ready to fight an entire army; the khan tells them to return the daughter kidnapped by the monster; the thief takes out the girl surrounded by rings the snake did not wake up either, the speedboat brought her to the sea, the brave man fought with the awakened snake, the girl was taken to the Khan; she said that she would marry the brave, because the monster had not yet been killed; the monster appeared in a storm cloud, but a brave man cut off his head and burned him; the rest of the brothers received gifts from the khan]: Lopatinsky 1891a: 112-115; Ossetians [while Huyneu quietly pulled eggs from under the pigeon, Gbyta took off his pants; together they stole the shepherd's clothes while he was climbing into the water to get a goat; stole his ham]: Byazirov 1960, No. 219:108; Chechens [one prince has three sons, the other has a daughter; the other leaves the first an arrow; blood came out on it, the prince sends his sons to help his friend; his daughter is missing; the brothers see fire; the eldest can spend 7 days underground, the middle can fly, the youngest can pull the eagle out of- under the eagles; the youngest crept up to the sleeping snake, took the girl, the eldest hid everyone underground; after 7 days I had to go out, the snake grabbed the girl, he caught up with him on the fly, returned the girl; the snake will guard again They; promises to let them go for promising that they do not know at home; during this time, the fourth brother Hambor was born; he grew up, came to the snake, who tells Princess Albica to be taken from behind seven mountains; the old woman gives a bead it turns into whatever you want; H. becomes a duck, lets himself be caught, a duck is given by A., H. is given by a man again, takes A. through an underground passage, they fly a dove and a dove, the A. brothers chase hawks; then hares and hounds; grains and roosters; H. and A. themselves became hawks, tore roosters to pieces; H. cuts off the head of a snake, brings A.; wedding]: Kibiev, Malsagov 1981:145-153; Avars [two thieves take out each half a cake, everyone says that his mistress baked a cake for him; the halves came together, they realized that they have the same mistress; they decide to leave it to someone who is more dexterous; the eldest took it out of the nest unnoticed by the bird the egg, and the youngest at that time quietly took off his pants; then they made their way to the khan's palace, the youngest pretended to be a storyteller, told the khan his story; the khan recognized the younger as more dexterous and fell asleep; the youngest married his mistress, and the eldest went to seek happiness]: Osmanov 1972, No. 40:62-63; Georgians: Kapanadze 1900 (western in the Georgian village of Sachilavo in Megrelia) [the king has 363 sons, the eldest Samais (" Samasi" - 300); S. suggests that his father marry them to 363 sisters at once; the first devi replies that he has 361 daughters, the second 362, the third 363; he gives daughters; warns that near the girl with 362 daughters a nine-headed girl lives, and near the one with 361 daughters there is a 12-headed girl; S. does not allow him to go to the 9th, but the 12-headed attracts all newlyweds into the abyss; promises to let him go if S. gets him a daughter the eastern king; S. meets, takes as companions 1) lying on his ear and ear covering himself, 2) chasing hares, tied a millstone to his leg, 3) shooting at a beast, a bird a thousand miles away, 4) plucking feathers from pigeons, and they don't notice, 5) counting the number of ants in the ant heap, 6) sipping the lake, 7) swallowing blocks of earth; everyone replies that this is not surprising, but It is surprising that S. and 362 brothers married the daughters of a 12-headed maiden; S. jumps a wall on horseback, opens the gate, the shooter destroys the guard dogs, the king offers tests; 1) whose messenger is the first will bring live water; the king's messenger offers the Runner a snack first, he falls asleep; the shooter fired an arrow, she broke the millstones, They came back first; 2) who eats more (Eating consumes food, shouts that not enough); 3) drink 40 wineskins of water (Opivalo drinks); 4) collect the sown wheat (who considered ants tells them to collect); the king gives his daughter, but orders to add a sleepy potion to the food; Plucking pigeons feathers changed dishes, the king's people fell asleep; bringing the princess, S. offers the girl to shave him, cut his throat with a razor (if you cut it again, new maidens will appear with every stroke); S. brothers dug a hole, C . fell into it, but the horse galloped away, the brothers covered the hole with earth, took the princess; the horse asks the fox to dig a hole for promising to give her his back thigh; the fox lies when it comes; the same with the wolf, the bear; the bear dug to the bottom, the horse pulled S.; his parents gave S. the throne, and made the brothers servants]: 129-141; Mashurko 1894 [(vol. 20, dep. 3, p. 57-61); Lom-Katsi was conceived from the skin of an apple; meets, takes in the companions of a catching up hare, tied to a millstone to his feet; stealing eggs from the nest so that the pigeon does not notice; comrades live in the forest, cook in turn; the giant overcomes the cook, eats lunch; LC amazes with his arrow, follows him into the crevice where the girl kidnapped by the giant; his comrades pick up the girl, leave LK below; he comes to the old woman, where Gveleshapi gives water in exchange for people; LC kills Gveleshapi, rises to the ground on the back of a bird; kills a traitor, marries a rescued girl]: 400; Georgians [stepmother asks the young man to make sure that the chickens do not peck the grain scattered for drying; he fell asleep, the chickens were eating grain, his stepmother hit the young man; he said he had a dream: he had one foot in Baghdad, the other on the edge of the city, in one sun, on the other moon, and stars on his arms and face; his stepmother asks to give her sleep, the young man replies that this is impossible, he was kicked out of the house; he came to the king of the West, who also asked him to sleep, the young man refused again; he was thrown into a hole; the princess likes him, she feeds him him; the king of the East demands to determine which of the four horses is the mother, and of the three foals who is older and who is younger; the young man teaches to lock horses without water and then release them; the mother will come out first, then the youngest a foal, the last to be the eldest; the king of the East fired an arrow, it pierced the palace of the king of the West, no one can pull it out; only a young man pulled it out and let it back to the king of the East; the king married him to his daughter; he went to fight the king of the East; meets and companions a ploughman swallowing clods of earth; drinking water from the sea; running after a hare with a millstone on his leg; listening to how ants crawl underground; shot three days ago into the sky and the arrow hasn't fallen back yet; changing pigeons without them noticing; a priest who wears his church on his back; a young man the king of the East marries his daughter; he demands 1) eat all the bread that he baked (ate ate) for three days, 2) drink wine from a huge carp (drank), 3) overtaking the runner, be the first to bring water; royal the runner offered to rest, gave him sleeping pills, the millstone runner fell asleep; the shooter fired an arrow, woke him up, he immediately ran away and brought water, ahead of the king's runner; the king agreed to the wedding; listening heard that they were about to be poisoned, and whoever changed the wings for pigeons changed the plates; the courtiers themselves died; the king asked for an antidote, the priest gave {not entirely clear}; five or six years later, a young man with his second wife returned to the first; she already has a son; now the dream is clear: the star, the moon and the sun]: Dirr 1920, No. 5:17-23; Armenians (Van Governorate) [the uncle stole eggs from the magpie's nest, and the nephew at that time took off his pants; the king wants to catch the thieves, let the bait camel go; the camel is gone; the old woman undertakes to find the thieves; cries: the son dies, asks for a camel; the nephew called her to his place and stabbed her; speaks women: do you want me to be hanged? the king was informed that the old woman had disappeared; another old woman found thieves, marked the door, but his uncle and nephew smeared all the doors with lime; the old woman was beaten; the king ordered to scatter gold - whoever bent; the nephew smeared shoes with resin, collected coins without bending down; {etc.}]: Orbeli 1982, No. 52:95-104.

Baltoscandia. Norwegians: Christianes 1959 [in tales of a hero reaching a sorcerer and running away from him with his daughter (ATU, No. 325), the sorcerer tells 1) to cover the house with a bird's down roof or with gold and silver feathers; 2) get eggs from under the bird from the tree; 3) put your head under the sword, covering your neck with feathers only]: 83; Hodne 1984, No. 653 [four brothers each learned an art (one shooter, another thief, a third fortuneteller, etc.); their father tests them; thanks to their abilities, they return the princess stolen by the dragon and argue who should belong to it]: 148; Swedes [the giant kidnapped the princess, the king promised half the kingdom and daughter's hand to the savior; six brothers each began to learn some art; 1) build a ship; 2) control it; 3) climb glass mountain; 4) steal - could steal an egg from under the magpie; 5) create the night over, the day ahead; 6) shoot accurately; the brothers got the princess, the fifth blinded the stalker giant, creating the night, the sixth killed him with an arrow; the king and the princess herself don't know who to choose; the brothers and then the princess took to heaven one by one, became the Pleiades]: Balzamo 2011, No. 16:26-31; Latvians [Four skillful brother. Sons learn crafts: one to steal, the other to shoot, the third to sew, and the fourth to look. When they get home, their father tests their abilities. A person who can look through a spyglass sees a bird incubating five eggs in a tree. A thief steals eggs without scaring a tit. The shooter shoots all the eggs with one shot, and the tailor sews them together. The thief puts his eggs back in the nest. The bullet left only stitches on the backs of the bullets. The serpent kidnaps the princess. The brothers are rushing to help her. One of the brothers sees where she is, the other one steals it. The serpent is chasing brothers. The shooter shoots at him. The serpent, falling, breaks the ship. The tailor sews it]: Aris, Medne 1977, No. 653:308.

Turkestan. Kazakhs [the trickster is dissatisfied with his son; says he can get an egg from under the duck; at this time, the son cut off the soles of his boots]: Sidelnikov 1964:351 (=1971:260-261); Uighurs (Kashgar) [son the thief asks his mother about his father's profession, goes to steal himself; helps to pull property through a hole in the wall; an older friend tells him to escape as best he can; the young man hangs himself in the doorway; answers that he was hung by a thief and the thief was the one who hung him; he is released; the mentor thief shows how to steal eggs from under his neck without her noticing; at this time, the young man takes off his pants and puts his collar upside down again; the thief did not notice it; recognizes the young man's thieves' virtues]: Jarring 1948, No. 3:29-30; Kyrgyz [thief's son: I can steal an egg under forty; the thief father also climbed on a tree, and at this time the son stole the insole from his boot; the father praises his son; the man was leading a goat and a kid; the thief son first stole a kid; the man tied a goat, went to look for a kid; here he stole a goat; bleats from- across the rivers; the man undressed, climbed into the river, and the thief stole his clothes; the caravans stopped for the night, although the robbed man advised not to do so; the thief poked a stick in the eye of the person who was blowing the fire; he hit his neighbor, a fight began, the thief took everything away; in the morning, the thief boy came to the caravans; said that he had also been robbed here; he was taken with him; he stole Khan's favorite camel, cut it, hid the meat; Khan sent two women asking for the camel lung to be returned: it was necessary for treatment; the old man with whom the thief lived was given a lung; the thief came across the women, understood everything and cut off their heads; the khan ordered them to be scattered coins; the boy stained his feet with wet clay, began to carry water; the coins disappeared, although no one bent down behind them; all the guards were thrown into prison; the khan put up a bag of money; the boy painted himself and the horse was white on one side and black on the other, carried the bag at a gallop; some witnesses said that the thief was on a white lodashi and others on a black one; the guards began to beat each other, the survivors thrown into prison; the boy came to buy a piece of beef from the butcher, and when he reached out the window, he cut it off; he came to the khan's daughter to take off the ring; she grabbed her hand, and it was severed; the neighboring khan promises the first khan his possessions if his thief steals anything from him; the first promises to give the thief his daughter and throne if he robs the neighboring khan; the thief wore camelskin, tied him to her bells; when the khan went out to breathe his age, told him that he had come for his soul; the khan hid in the chest, the thief brought the chest to the first khan; the thief began to rule the two khanates]: Muchnik 1944:103-108.

Southern Siberia - Mongolia. Tofalars [one thief stole eggs from the nest so that the bird did not notice it, while another at that time flogged the sole of his boots]: Katanov 1907:630; Chelkans [thief Parlanak chases the elder, the middle nephew, but the youngest Kizelek deserves him; P. stole eggs from under the crow, but K. cut off his sole at that time; K. leaves a shoe on the road, and then another; the man leading the bull passes by the first, but when he saw the second one, he tied the bull and went back; at that time K. stole the goby, began to cook, sent P. to buy firewood, at which time he ate all the meat himself; made a stuffed goby, put it on stakes in the lake; the owner took off his shoes, went to the bull, K. stole his shoes]: Sadalova 2002, No. 39:377-383; Buryats: Barannikova et al. 1993, No. 14 (Okinsky District, Irkutsk Region) [Noyon Sabzhenei goes to worship; meets, comrades a sensitive person, raises a mountain, can quietly change the feathers of a magpie and a crow running around with stones on his legs, swallowing the sea, a well-aimed shooter; the khan invites you to compete; the runner overtakes horsemen on foot; the sensitive one finds out that they want to poison them, changed food, Khan's noyons die, the shooter kills everyone Khan's Mergen, the swallower drowns everyone left; to atone for the sin of murder, seven fellows rush into the sea, find themselves in the sky - Seven Elders (Big Dipper)]: 209-215; Bardakhanova, Gympilova 2008, No. 17 (Selenginsky District of Buryatia) []: 81-84; Khalkha-Mongols (Dunsurun) [two brothers want to destroy a third, hard-working man; he leaves; consistently meets and comrades 1) listening to sinners talking in hell; 2) easily catching up with an antelope; 3) knocking down a star from the sky with an arrow; 4) a thief stealing eggs from under a female crow; 5) piling mountains on top of each other; 6) drinking and belching the sea; the hero returns to his brothers, who became khanami; the thief replaces kegs of good and poisoned wine (one khan survives); the strongman wins the fight; the rest learn about the attempt blow them up in the palace, prevent it; it becomes seven stars of the Ursa Major; it was cold, there were 7 stars in Mechin (Pleiades); sister cities steal one, it's getting warmer; the stolen star is visible from second bucket star]: Bennigsen 1912:55-57.

Eastern Siberia. Yakuts (a summary of two archival versions; at least the central ones?) [Thieves Haamykaan and Sie wala raise the barn wall and climb into it. One picks up things, the other stays in the barn. Thieves steal eggs from a crow's nest. The thief cuts off his friend's footprint on the move, but he does not notice it]: Ergis 1967b, No. 310:246.