Mar 4, 2017
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Synonym: Gudbrand on the Hill-side, Norwegian folk tale.
<em>The story is about Gudbrand and his wife, who live on a hillside and get along very well. They own two cows and decide to bring one to town to sell. When Gudbrand arrives in town, he is unable to sell his cow but since he is just as well off as before, he heads back home.
On his way home, he runs into a man who has a horse, and he trades the cow for the horse. Next, he meets a man with a pig, and trades the horse for the pig. Then he comes to a man with a goat, and trades the pig for the goat. He trades his goat with a man who has a sheep. After the sheep, he trades with another for a goose. Then in the same manner he acquires a rooster. He then realizes he is famished and needs food, so he sells his rooster for to buy some food, leaving him to go on empty-handed.</em>
Antonym: Kyle MacDonald, Canadian blogger.
<em>The story is about a man who bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of fourteen online trades over the course of a year.</em>