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What’s with this “Wren” thing?
The oldest extant version of the fable
are presenting here appeared in 1913 in the first volume of a two-volume anthology
Saxon folktales (Plattdeutsche
Volksmärchen “Low German Folktales”)
collected by Wilhelm Wisser (1843–1935). Read
Ia u vaewaakasta che’ewasu o’omtituak. “Empo kaita ama newosiok, toosatanapo!
Kaita! Ne enchi inika tetehwa,” chaek, “Empo huchia au wéek, ala …” tauhiakasu wepul wookita soitan, “Ne ka a hoavaane, ala ia wookie ne em
hoo’ota chovikukta’ean!” Hunako toosatau yepsak.
“Ala, asoam, ne a mahatuasuk,” tauhiak, “Aapo ka huni itom karitau yepsane.”