XVIII. THE VILLAIN IS DEFEATED: 

victory


1. The villain is beaten in open combat.


2. He is defeated in a contest.


3. He loses at cards.


4. He loses on being weighed.


5. He is killed without a preliminary fight. A dragon is killed while asleep. Villain hides in the hollow of a tree; he is killed.


6. He is banished directly. A princess, possessed by a devil, places a sacred image around her neck: "The evil power flew away in a puff of smoke."


7. Victory is also encountered in a negative form. If two or three heroes have gone out to do battle, one of them (a general) hides, while the other is victorious.