? (adapter); Jacob Grimm (original author); Wilhelm Grimm (original author)
Simpleton; Simpleton's Mother; Simpleton's Two Brothers; Princess; King; Golden Goose; Little Man; Innkeeper; Innkeeper's Three Daughters; Townspeople
After helping a little man to food and drink, Simpleton is rewarded with a Golden Goose. Those who attempt to touch Simpleton's goose become stuck to the bird (or each other) and Simpleton thus becomes the leader of a comical procession through the countryside. Eventually, the goose helps Simpleton win the love of a princess, but they are allowed to marry only after Simpleton accomplishes three seemingly impossible tasks.