Thomas Crane was an American scholar and writer, mostly known as a collector and publisher of folk-tales and legends. A master of many languages, Crane translated French, Italian and Spanish works, having become one of the most popular adapters of children’s fairy tales.
«The Bucket» is an Italian fairy tale that retells of a young girl who had a beatiful appearance and one day her mother told her to bring a bucket of water. But suddenly her bucket fell down the well and it was only one way for her not to be punished take it back. She climbed down the well and found a narrow path inside the well. Who will give her bucket back?