In one state there lived a king who loved to joke. Therefore, all his seven ministers were famous jokers. But the king also had a real dwarf-jester, whom everyone called the Frog. The frog together with the girl Tripteto was presented to the king by one general. Once the king decided to arrange a masquerade and instructed the Frog to come up with costumes for guests. The dwarf successfully coped with this task. However, the king and his ministers wanted the Frog to invent something special for them.
Wishing once again to have fun, the king forced the dwarf to drink a glass of wine. Not satisfied with the result, he filled the second glass. At that moment, Tripetta tried to stand up for her friend, knowing that he could not stand the wine. But the king only pushed the girl away and poured the wine into her face, hoping to make others laugh. In response, he heard only the gnashing of Frog’s teeth.
The dwarf managed to get away from the action of the wine and invited the king and his retinue to dress up as “orang-utans”. Having smeared with tar and skirted the tyrant and ministers in a hemp, the Frog tied them with a chain. At the appointed time, eight chained “orangutans” burst into the hall and began to frighten the guests. At the time when they were in the center of the hall directly under the chandelier, they were suspended by a dwarf on a chain hanging from the ceiling. With the help of the Frog torch, the arson of the abusers and with the words “I’m a fool – and this is my last joke” disappeared through the hatch in the ceiling. No one else saw Frog and Tripetta.