It has been said that the fates reward and protect the feeble-minded. This is how one such couple found their fortune.
The Man (a) tells his wife as he is about to work in the fields (b) to “stick some meat in the cabbage, and when it is done, bring it to me.” So the Woman (c) takes raw meat (d) and carries it to the garden where the cabbage grows (e) and sticks the meat in it. The dog (f) sniffs out the meat and attempts to carry it off (g) but is caught by the Woman and brought to the cellar (h) where he is tied up to the tap of a beer keg (i) which he promptly yanks out, flooding the cellar with beer (j). After drying up the beer with all the flour (k) the Woman removes the door to her cottage (l) to prevent people from breaking in and brings it along with some vinegar and dried pears (m) to the field for lunch where her husband can’t tell the difference between that and meat-filled cabbage.
Just as they were about to eat a dozen robbers (n) emerge from the forest (o) with the intention of counting and dividing their gold (p). The Man and Woman quickly hide in a tree (q) with their lunch and their door hoping not to be seen. As one of the robbers sneezes (r) the Man and Woman accidentally drop their door on his head (s) killing him instantly. The robbers, fearing the tree haunted, run back into the forest (t) leaving behind their gold. The Man and Woman then load the gold on their door (u) and carry it home which has been taken over by bears (v). “No matter,” says the man, “We shall buy a new home (w) in the village.”
Word about the Man and Woman spreads and many people of their village (x) venture into the forest to find their own fortunes, but none ever return as they are killed (y) by the angry robbers who live there.
As always, the Man and Woman live happily for the rest of their days, with servants (z) to bring them vinegar and dried pears whenever they pleased. And given what happened to the others in the village, perhaps they weren’t so feeble-minded after all.