Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non-; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia , and wrote numerous historical texts.
'The Golden Crab' is a Greek fairy-tale that tells us a story of fisherman who one day cathces a golden crab together with fish. The crab is being taken to the fisherman's house where he demands to be fed. So fisherman and his wife feed the creature. But then he demands to marry the fisherman's young daughter… what will happen next?