Summary: This story is about a woman who was married to a poor woodcutter
who could not read or write. He found bags of gold, went to school, and the wife made him think it snowed tortillas
in order to fool some robbers.
Type: Realistic - because this story could have happened
Characters: The main characters are a man and a woman. These characters
are very flat and one-dimensional. The woman is clever and witty, while the man is very dense, but hard-working.
Setting: The author never reveals when and where this story takes place.
Because it is a "realistic" story, it could happen anywhere and in any time period. The illustrations show mountains
in the background and their house made out of adobe.
Plot: This story has a very simple plot about a man who tells everyone everything,
whether he should or shouldn't, and a woman who is very clever and thinks of everything. After he finds 3 bags
of gold, she thinks quickly about how to make him look crazy to the robbers. In the end, the robbers are convinced he
is crazy and the man and woman get to keep the gold. Even though the story is silly and unbelievable that a man could
be that dense and the robbers to leave believing that he is crazy, it is still considered "realistic" because there are no
fairy god-mothers or magic or beasts.
Theme: Evil does not pay off and hardworking individuals deserve the reward.