In Europe, AT 327B, "The Dwarf and the Giant," is distinguished by its ogre tale framework (children go to the ogre’s house, trick the ogre, and return home) and by the motif of the switched bed places (nightcaps, etc.) that cause the ogre to kill his own children instead of the visitors. In Africa and in the Middle East, the motif of the switched bed places is less important, although it is still part of the tale type. Instead, or in addition, one child keeps the ogre(ss) busy all night with complaints about noisy animals and a request for water carried in a sieve.

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