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.
“The Story of the Husband and the Parrot” by Andrew Lang retells the unbelievable story of one man who bought a talking parrot. This parrot not only spoke well, but it even had the gift of telling all that had been done before it. For a good man had a beautiful wife, whom he loved passionately, and never left if possible, he decided to use his parrot as a talking spy in order to know everything what happens in the house.