Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie
Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale 131. A nonsense tale, it was introduced into the first edition as number 45 of the second volume.
Pif-Paf-Poltrie asks Fair Katrinelje's father for leave to marry her. He is told he needs that of "her mother Milk-Cow, her brother High-Pride, her sister Cheese-Love," as well as her own. Going through the list, he obtains it, on the condition of all the others consenting. Fair Katrinelje is last; then she lists her dowry: some pennies, a debt, roots, pretzels, and dried pears—a fine dowry. She guesses at his occupation, and he declares it is finer than what she guesses until she guesses broommaker.
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- Jacob and Wilheim Grimm, Household Tales, "Fair Katrinelje and Pif Paf Poltrie"
- D. L. Ashliman, "Fair Katrinelje and Pif Paf Poltrie"
- D. L. Ashliman, "The Grimm Brothers' Children's and Household Tales (Grimms' Fairy Tales)"