A Polish fairy tale with some obvious parallels to the Rumpelstiltskin story, written by Alexander Chodsko. Alexander Chodsko was born in Krzywicze in Russia (today's Kryvičy, Belarus), and attended the University of Vilnius. He was a member of the Filaret Association and the Institute of Oriental Studies that was attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire in Saint Petersburg. From 1830 until 1844, he worked as a Russian diplomat in Iran. From 1852 until 1855, he worked for French Foreign Ministry in Paris. From 1857 until 1883 he succeeded Adam Mickiewicz in the chair of Slavic languages and literatures in the Collège de France. He was a member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the Société de Linguistique de Paris.
Other folk tales of interest:
Fifteen Chinese Folk Tales
African Stories and Folk Tales
Rats and Cats and Mice Folk Tales around the World
A Childs Christmas in Wales Dylan Thomas text and mp3