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Jack and the Bean Stalk


A nursery tale of German invention. The giant is All-Father, whose three treasures are (1) a harpi.e. the wind; (2) bags full of treasuresi.e. the rain; and (3) the red hen which laid golden eggs—that is, the genial sun. Man avails himself of these treasures and becomes rich.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Jack-a-napes or Jackanapes = Jack of apes
Jack Brag
Jack Drum’s Entertainment
Jack Horner
Jack Ketch
Jack Pudding
Jack Robinson
Jack Sprat
Jack Tar
Jack and the Bean Stalk
Jack of all Trades is Master of None
Jack o both Sides
Jack o the Clock
Jack of Dover
Jack of Newbury
Jack o the Bowl
Jack Out of Office
Jack the Giant-killer
Jack the Ripper
Jack and James