232 Provenience of certain N eg 7^0 Folk Tales
to San Anton as a godchild. Vigent grows up, he steals every- thing in sight. The woman went to church to ask help from San Anton. Vigent hid behind San Anton, he said, " Let the boy do as he likes." The father of Vigent was stealing in a store. The storekeeper saw him but did not know who he was. He began to watch ; he did not know how to catch him. Vigent was stealing in the same store. The storekeeper made a man of tar, he put it in the store. Vigent went to the store ahead of his father. He saw the man of tar, he came home, he said to his father, " Be careful, there is a man of tar there." When the father went there he saw the man of tar looking at him. He said, " Why are you looking at me } " No answer. He said, " You don't speak, haven't you a mouth } " No answer. He punched him. His hand stuck. He said, " If you don't let this hand go, I'll give you one with the other hand." No answer. He gave it to him with the other hand. Then he kicked him with one foot. The foot stuck. He kicked him with the other foot. The foot stuck. Next day the storekeeper caught the man. He sent the news to all the houses in the city. He said, " The house where they are crying is the house to which he belongs." When they were passing with the body Vigent said to his mother, " Since you must cry, put your hand, on the block." He cut off one of her fingers. The judge said, " That is the house." Vigent said, " You fools, don't you see that my mother has her finger cut off .f* " They marked the house with chalk. Early in the morning Vigent got up and put the same mark on all the houses of the city. They could not find out the house.
Vigent went to a school of thieves. He asked the master to give him a chance in the school. One day a man came along the road with a pig. The master said, " Who is clever enough to get that pig from that man } " Vigent answered, " That's me, master." He took the pig from the man. The next day the same man came along with a sheep. The master said, " Who is clever enough to get th'e sheep .? " Vigent answered, " That's me, master." He dressed up in the pig- skin. He acted like a pig. The man left the shop to get the pig. Vigent ran and took the sheep. The next day the same