Forest Enets

Tale about sons-in-law

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In this moralising tale, an old woman has two son-in-laws. One is greedy, the other is not. The greedy one, despite all his fat, dies before the not so greedy one. The moral: strength is not in the fat but in the cry.  

Recording: The audio was recorded in Potapovo in 2010 by Andrey Shluinsky, Natalya Stoynova and Maria Ovsjannikova. It was transcribed by Natalya Stoynova with the help of Gennadiy Ivanov, and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.