A cock and a hen go to Herr Korbes's house in a carriage. Along the way, they pick up a millstone, an egg, a duck, a pin, and a needle. Herr Korbes is not at home; they go in and when he returns, they attack him.
In their third edition, the Grimms added a sentence to the end, that Korbes must have been a wicked man.
- Jacob and Wilheim Grimm, Household Tales, "Herr Korbes"
- D.L. Ashliman, "The Grimm Brothers' Children's and Household Tales (Grimms' Fairy Tales)"
- D.L. Ashliman, "Herr Korbes"