The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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"One day two brothers were fighting and beating each
other up, almost killing each other. The neighbor saw
it and moved in to try and stop the fight. The brothers
stopped fighting and beat up the neighbor, then they went
back to fighting. Lesson: Mind your own business and
keep out of family fights."
This is a verbatim account from Maryann Leisner which
retells a story her father learned from old (Italian)
Keyword(s): Fable, function, cautionary tale, warning
|Subject headings:||PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote|
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
Date learned: 00001930S