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Fortune-Telling Witch

The pig’s wife is standing outside her house. Little does she know that my youngest son was killed by her husband, so I turned him into a pig. I put a spell on him that would last three years, and his term is nearly done. She calls me to come and speak with her,...

Princess Who Is Exiled Because of Salt

My father wanted me to flatter him by telling him how much I loved him. I said, “I look upon you as salt in my food.” That didn’t go over too well! He got really angry and banished me. Since I had no skills, I dressed myself in rags and went looking...

Snuff Box

The fellow who came into possession of me was instantly enchanted because I have the power to make his every whim a reality. Unfortunately, he lost me, but after a long journey (all the way to the sun and the moon!) he found me again. He used me to wish the thief and...

Loving Dog

I lived with an old couple who had no children of their own. They doted on me and I never left their sides. One hot summer day when the old man was working in the garden, I caught the scent of something a little way off. I sniffled and scratched at the spot. Then I...

Bullied Husband

I’m thinner than my wife, and not as strong, and she used to beat me black and blue. But the day came when I could no longer endure the abuse. On that day, I was out in the fields, and I caught a crane in my net. The crane spoke and said, “If you let me go free,...