Her pig will not jump over the stile so that she can go home. She appeals in vain for help until the cow gives her milk. The final formula is: cow give milk for the cat, cat kill rat, rat gnaw rope, rope hang butcher, butcher kill ox, ox drink water, water quench fire, fire burn stick, stick beat dog, dog bite pig, pig jump over stile. [Z41].
**Goebel Hdwb. d. Märchens I 256ff. s.v. »Birnli»
*BP II 104, 108
Köhler-Bolte I 136
Feilberg Ordbog IV 12 s.v. »and».