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. Lang was also a prolific author of fiction works; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio (1889) and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia (1893), and wrote numerous historical texts. Andrew Lang was great friends with Robert Louis Stevenson and H. Rider Haggard, with whom he wrote The World's Desire (1890). Preferring romance over realism, he admired their works as well as those of Alexandre Dumas Père, Henry Fielding, William Makepeace Thackeray, fellow Scot Robert Burns and many others.
Once upon a time there was a poor man. One day he caught a crane and crane pleased to let him free. The man let the crane go and the bird gave him a magic sack. 'Two out of a sack!' was a command to this magic thing: two young men get out from the sack and started to cook many delicious dishes and refreshing drinks on them. The man had never seen anything so beautiful in his life, and he was delighted… What happened next? Read the story to know!