“Le Petit Moine (The Little Monk)”


French. The little monk finds a dairy-maid crying because she has trouble milking her cows. She offers a kiss if he does the job. The cow kicks over the pail, then kicks the monk into a ditch. The monk vows he'll never again help anyone milk a cow

Cross references

  • cf. "The Deacon's Calf" (plot)


  • Allan Kelly, "Le Petit Moine (The Little Monk)" (on Miramichi1)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (recording, Allan Kelly)
Found in: Canada(Mar)