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illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...could always suggest new
games for them to play together, he was so inventive and so
imaginative; but the younger one, let him try never so hard, had no
ideas of his own. So, when they walked together through field and
wood, Schnudri would always wait to hear what his brother had
thought out to please him or what new game he had in store, and
when the big brother had divulged his new scheme his eyes would
dance in his head with delight and he at once set to work to master
the intricacies of the new game that his brother might be satisfied
with him. They played all sorts of games: Merchant for one. When we
played that we generally strolled along the sands of the shore that
adjoined our town. In some parts of the coast lay heaps of pebbles;
of these we selected such as took our fancy. Every pebble
represented a coin; some were Silbergroschen, others fiveGroschen
pieces, still others we called ten-Groschen--at that time there
were no Marks--but the finest of all we called a Thaler. We
gathered a hundred of these pebbles together and who by that time
could boast of the largest number of the handsomest in his
collection had won the game and was the richest merchant. At home
we had a little toy grocery shop which mother usually kept under
lock and key. It was stocked with all sorts of goodies; almonds,
licorice and cakes, anise-seed and pfefferkuchen. With our pebble
money we bought these goodies from mother who was the shopkeeper.
Mother always played with us, our father never did. He only spoiled
and disturbed our fun when he joined us. As a rule he only passed
quickly through the room on his way to his study, but on this day I
remember he stopped and inquired what we were playing and all about
the game and...
|Country of origin:
Ernst Von Wildenbruch
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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