There was once a fool who was thin and poor. He had no luck and wanted to travel to find the wise man to ask why he had no luck.
On the way he met a skinny wolf. The wolf agreed not to eat the man if he found out from the wise man why he was so skinny. The fool said he would.
On the edge of the forest he rested against a tree with shriveled leaves. The tree asks the man to ask the wise man why he can’t grow. The fool said he would.
Then the man comes across a light and friendly-looking house in the middle of nowhere. A maiden feeds and comforts him. The man asks how he can repay her. She asks him to ask the wise man why she is so lonely. The fool said he would.
The fool finds the wise man and is told he’ll get the luck he deserves and he was given the answers to his questions.
At the house, he says ‘You need a husband’. [Bear in mind that this fable is a bit dated!] She says ‘will you be my husband?’. He says ‘I need to go – I’m going to get the luck I deserve’.
He gets to the tree. ‘You’re not growing because there’s treasure beneath your roots and it needs digging up’. Will you dig it up for me?’. ‘I can’t stay – I’m going to get the luck I deserve’.
When he sees the wolf, he says ‘You’re hungry because you need food. God will send you a fool to eat and I’m going to get the luck I deserve!’