Thank God It Wasn't a Peso

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Thank God It Wasn't A Peso is a Mexican fairy tale collected by Americo Paredes in Ajusco, Mexico from J. F., a mestizo man in his fifties, and included by him in Folktales of Mexico.[1] It is Aarne–Thompson type 1689, Thank God They Weren't Peaches.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

A drunkard begs an image of the Sacred Heart for a peso every morning. A sexton wraps a half-peso piece in paper with a rock to give it some weight, and throws it to him. It hits him in the head. The drunkard finds the coin and says if it had been a full peso, it would have killed him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Americo Paredes, Folktales of Mexico, p230 ISBN 0-226-64571-1