A Barrel of Fun
Castles in the Air and Other Tales
When a poor peddler can't pay for a nights lodging at a local farm, he suggests a trade for an old barrel which he claims is filled with fun. After the peddler is gone, and the barrel is opened, Pout, the farmer's son, finds only a clear liquid. But the liquid has a hint of nectar and the effects on Pout and his parents is, well, fun.