A Latvian fairy tale, this version was published in ‘Fairy Tales from the Soviet Union’ in 1986.
Once upon a time there were two brothers. They grew up together as strong as two oaks by the river. One day their father said to them, “Tell me what trade you would choose.”
His sons thought it over and then said, “We’d like to be carpenters. But we’d much rather be hunters and hunt geese and wild ducks.”