Joseph Jacobs (29 Aug1854 – 30 Jan 1916) was a notable collector of English fairy tales. Through his works such stories were popularized as The Cat and the Mouse, Jack the Giant Killer, Jack and the Beanstalk and many more. Three little Pigs is one of the most popular English fairy tales, it has been translated to many languages. Jacobs published the first best-known form of the story in English Fairy Tales in 1890.
The Lion and the Crane is an Indian fairy tale, collected by Joseph Jacobs. It tells the story of Bodhisatta, who was once reborn as a Crane. On his way he once met a Tiger in trouble and was the only help around. But nature made Tigers and Cranes no friends, so what will the noble bird do? Help the predator leave him in pain? Read and find out!