I am like that man in the old German folk tale who made a compact with the Evil One, selling thereby his chance to die.
There is a folk tale connected with it, and part of Philippe's plan was to tell this tale to Tom.
Many modern writers have tried to recapture some of the power of the folk tale by imitating its method.
I haven't had to for any folk tale, however bald, contains all sorts of things by implication.
In this folk tale the exclusively sexual foundation of the wandering is quite plainly expressed.
The hero of an Egyptian folk tale slays a "deathless snake" by cutting it in two parts and putting sand between the parts.