Thomas Crane was an American scholar and writer, mostly known as a collector and publisher of folk-tales and legends. A master of many languages, Crane translated French, Italian and Spanish works, having become one of the most popular adapters of children’s fairy tales. «Uncle Capriano» is an Italian fairy tale that follows a husband and wife that had a only daughter. And the man's name was Uncle Capriano. One day he met thirteen robbers happened to pass near his property and it happened somehow that formed a friendship with them. What happened next you will find out at the end. The main idea of the fairy tale is easy, never hope that your friend is going to be your friend forever. Always stay alert.