Joseph Jacobs was a scholar and historian, mostly known as a collector and publisher of English Folklore. “The Griffin” is a legend, entered in the “Italian popular tales” collection. The story is about a king who has three sons. His eyes are diseased, and he calls in a physician who says that to cure them he needed a feather of the griffin. Then the kind says to his sons, "He who finds this feather for me shall have my crown." The sons set out in search of it. Who will perform the task and how will the story end? Read the tale to get the answer. Folklorist Joseph Jacobs is credited with helping many folktales be saved from extinction, and he helped popularize many of the tales we still read today. Enjoy the reading!