The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage
by The Brothers Grimm
Based on translations from Kinder und
Hausmarchen by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes.
Once upon a time, a mouse, a bird, and a sausage,
partnership and set up house together. For a long
time all went well;
they lived in great comfort, and prospered so far
as to be able to add
considerably to their stores. The bird's duty was
to fly daily into the
wood and bring in fuel; the mouse fetched the
water, and the sausage
saw to the cooking.