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'''''The Grateful Beasts''''' is a Hungarian FairyTale.

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''The
Grateful Beasts''''' Beasts'' is a Hungarian FairyTale.

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* LifesavingMisfortune: Being locked in a tower certainly seems like a bad thing--except when it gets the princess out of the way when the wolves show up...


* CleverCrows: In this instance, they're full of useful information.



* RavensAndCrows: In this instance, they're gossipy fellows who are full of useful information.


* BigBadassWolf: The last of Ferko's helpers


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*NobleWolf: One of Ferko's helpers is a wolf.

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* OfferedTheCrown: Ferko is made king


A poor couple send their three sons out to find their fortunes. Because the youngest, Ferko, is so beautiful, the jealous older brothers think he will win all the favor, and so trick him into letting them break his legs and put out his eyes, and then abandon. He, however, fumbles under a gallows tree, where he hears two ravens talking of the medical properties of the dew that falls on the hill and the lake below it. Using them, he cures himself, and then a wolf, a mouse, and a queen bee.

He finds service with the king, where his brothers had also gone. They tell the king he is an evil magician and would carry off the princess, and suggest that he demand an Impossible Task and execute him if he fails. He has to build a castle more beautiful than the king's, which the queen bee arranges for him. They incite the king again, and Ferko must gather all the harvested grain in the kingdom into the barns, even though the princess argues against it. The mice do it for him. Then they incite the king again, and Ferko must gather all the wolves in the kingdom. The princess burst into tears and is clapped in a tower.

Which means she isn't there when the wolf does it for Ferko, and the encounter between the court and the wolves -- goes better for the wolves than the court.

Ferko lets her out, marries her, and becomes king.

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A poor couple send their three sons out to find their fortunes. Because The youngest of the youngest, three, Ferko, is so exceptionally beautiful, the so his jealous older brothers think are convinced that he will win all the favor, be favored by everyone and so they will have no chance of success anywhere. They trick him Ferko into letting them break his legs and put out his eyes, and then abandon. He, however, fumbles abandon him to his fate. He stumbles under a gallows tree, where he hears however, and overhears two ravens talking of about the medical medicinal properties of the dew that which falls on the hill and the lake below it. Using them, he cures himself, He manages to make his way to the hill and uses the dew to heal his own injuries; he then likewise uses the dew to save the lives of a wolf, a mouse, and a queen bee.bee.

Ferko then finds his way to the royal court, where his brothers have also entered into service. Stunned at his well-being, the cruel brothers persuade the king that Ferko is an evil magician who will carry off the princess, and recommend that he demand Ferko complete an ImpossibleTask - and kill him if he fails. The king orders Ferko to construct a castle more beautiful than the one in which the king lives. Ferko turns to his friend the queen bee, who arranges for the castle's construction.


He finds service with the king, where his Ferko's brothers had also gone. They tell persuade the king he is an evil magician and would carry off to set him a second ImpossibleTask, against the objections of the kind-hearted princess, and suggest that he demand an Impossible Task and execute him if he fails. He who has to build a castle more beautiful than the king's, which the queen bee arranges for him. They incite the king again, and Ferko fallen in love with Ferko. This time he must gather all of the harvested grain in the kingdom into the barns, even though barns. The mouse whom Ferko saved summons all the princess argues against it. The mice do it of the kingdom, and they perform the duty for him. Then This leaves Ferko's brothers more determined than ever to see him fail, and they incite the king again, and to demand a third ImpossibleTask, which he does. He orders Ferko must gather to summon all of the wolves in the kingdom. The When the princess burst bursts into tears and is clapped protests this demand, her father locks her in a tower.

Which This means that she isn't there when the Ferko's wolf does it friend puts out the call for Ferko, all the wolves to convene upon the court, which they do... and they are ''hungry'' when they arrive. To put it mildly, the encounter between the court and the wolves -- goes better does not go well for the wolves than the court.

court. Ferko lets releases the princess from her out, tower, marries her, and becomes king.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Ferko gets none, until it backfires
* EvilSorcerer: Nothing but slander
* ExactEavesdropping: Convenient, where those crows talked

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Ferko gets none, none until it backfires
the end, when the king's third task backfires spectacularly.
* EvilSorcerer: Nothing but slander
slander; Ferko isn't a sorcerer of any kind.
* ExactEavesdropping: Convenient, where those crows talkedtalked.



* HappilyEverAfter: At least for Ferko and the princess

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* HappilyEverAfter: At least for Ferko and the princesshis queen



* ImpossibleTask: carried out by the animals
* LoveAtFirstSight: the princess
* MaliciousSlander: Ferko's brothers' second attempt
* MovingTheGoalposts: The way the king copes with Ferko's success

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* ImpossibleTask: carried Carried out by the animals
* LoveAtFirstSight: the The princess
* MaliciousSlander: Ferko's brothers' second attempt
attempt.
* MovingTheGoalposts: The way the king copes with Ferko's successsuccess.



* RavensAndCrows: And full of info, too

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* RavensAndCrows: And In this instance, they're gossipy fellows who are full of info, toouseful information.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: If they hadn't said he was after the princess, he would never have married her.

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: If they the brothers hadn't said he Ferko was after the princess, he would never have married her.


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The English translation included by AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'' [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/038.htm here]]. Compare to ''Literature/TrueAndUntrue''

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The English translation included by AndrewLang Creator/AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'' [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/038.htm here]]. Compare to ''Literature/TrueAndUntrue''


The English translation included by AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'' [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/038.htm here]].

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The English translation included by AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'' [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/038.htm here]].
here]]. Compare to ''Literature/TrueAndUntrue''


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* StandardHeroReward: Effectively.

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* EvilSorcerer: Nothing but slander


He finds service with the king, where his brothers had also gone. They tell the king he is an evil magician and would carry off the princess, and suggest that he demand an Impossible Task and execute him if he fails. He has to build a castle more beautiful than the king's, which the queen bee arranges for him. They incite the king again, and Ferko must gather all the harvested grain in the kingdom into the barns, even thought the princess argues against it. The mice do it for him. Then they incite the king again, and Ferko must gather all the wolves in the kingdom. The princess burst into tears and is clapped in a tower.

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He finds service with the king, where his brothers had also gone. They tell the king he is an evil magician and would carry off the princess, and suggest that he demand an Impossible Task and execute him if he fails. He has to build a castle more beautiful than the king's, which the queen bee arranges for him. They incite the king again, and Ferko must gather all the harvested grain in the kingdom into the barns, even thought though the princess argues against it. The mice do it for him. Then they incite the king again, and Ferko must gather all the wolves in the kingdom. The princess burst into tears and is clapped in a tower.

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* HappilyEverAfter: At least for Ferko and the princess


A poor couple send their three sons out to find their fortunes. Because the youngest, Ferko, is so beautiful, the jealous older brothers think he will will all the favor, and so trick him into letting them break his legs and put out his eyes, and then abandon. He, however, fumbles under a gallows tree, where he hears two ravens talking of the medical properties of the dew that falls on the hill and the lake below it. Using them, he cures himself, and then a wolf, a mouse, and a queen bee.

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A poor couple send their three sons out to find their fortunes. Because the youngest, Ferko, is so beautiful, the jealous older brothers think he will will win all the favor, and so trick him into letting them break his legs and put out his eyes, and then abandon. He, however, fumbles under a gallows tree, where he hears two ravens talking of the medical properties of the dew that falls on the hill and the lake below it. Using them, he cures himself, and then a wolf, a mouse, and a queen bee.


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* CripplingTheCompetition: The brothers to Ferko


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* GreenEyedMonster: The brothers


* HoistByYourOwnPetard: The king

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* HoistByYourOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard: The king


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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: If they hadn't said he was after the princess, he would never have married her.

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'''''The Grateful Beasts''''' is a Hungarian FairyTale.

A poor couple send their three sons out to find their fortunes. Because the youngest, Ferko, is so beautiful, the jealous older brothers think he will will all the favor, and so trick him into letting them break his legs and put out his eyes, and then abandon. He, however, fumbles under a gallows tree, where he hears two ravens talking of the medical properties of the dew that falls on the hill and the lake below it. Using them, he cures himself, and then a wolf, a mouse, and a queen bee.

He finds service with the king, where his brothers had also gone. They tell the king he is an evil magician and would carry off the princess, and suggest that he demand an Impossible Task and execute him if he fails. He has to build a castle more beautiful than the king's, which the queen bee arranges for him. They incite the king again, and Ferko must gather all the harvested grain in the kingdom into the barns, even thought the princess argues against it. The mice do it for him. Then they incite the king again, and Ferko must gather all the wolves in the kingdom. The princess burst into tears and is clapped in a tower.

Which means she isn't there when the wolf does it for Ferko, and the encounter between the court and the wolves -- goes better for the wolves than the court.

Ferko lets her out, marries her, and becomes king.

The English translation included by AndrewLang in ''The Yellow Fairy Book'' [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/038.htm here]].

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* AndroclesLion: Three of them
* BigBadassWolf: The last of Ferko's helpers
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Ferko gets none, until it backfires
* ExactEavesdropping: Convenient, where those crows talked
* GirlInTheTower: The princess, briefly
* HoistByYourOwnPetard: The king
* ImpossibleTask: carried out by the animals
* LoveAtFirstSight: the princess
* MaliciousSlander: Ferko's brothers' second attempt
* MovingTheGoalposts: The way the king copes with Ferko's success
* RagsToRoyalty: Ferko
* RavensAndCrows: And full of info, too
* RoyalBrat: The king
* TenderTears: The princess
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