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(without typos) from the publisher. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... "What can you be thinking of, Lorenz? You grow very
thoughtless. This infirmity has grown upon you of late." With these
words, she bustled out, and the old man quietly followed. He
replied not one word to her harsh reproof, --only contracted his
bushy, gray eyebrows, so that his honest eyes almost disappeared.
The others remained looking at each other in astonishment, when the
doctor entered. He made a profound, comical obeisance to his wife,
and said solemnly: "In consideration of the fact that Fraulein von
Quittelsdorf has just had the clemency to unite us again as closely
as by the priestly blessing fifteen years ago, I am content still
further to endure the conjugal yoke, and particularly on this day
to enjoy by your side, and, cherished by your tender care, O true
and faithful spouse, all the delights prepared for us " "My dear
husband, what do you mean?" cried his wife, laughing. "Pardon me,
--I mean nothing at all. Ah, I see you have not heard Fraulein von
Quittelsdorf's directions. What a pity I am then compelled to
inform you that every married couple here present, whether now upon
a war footing or otherwise, must repair, Within the next quarter of
an hour, to the convent tower in the forest, where a rural festival
will be held. There it will be your duty to provide me with as much
to eat and drink as my soul may desire, and in every way to attend
upon my wishes, after the pattern of the famous Penelope. But that
the unmarried men who are present in large numbers may have no
reason to complain, --that their mouths also may be filled, --a
sort of lottery has been ingeniously devised. Every unmarried lady
is .provided with a slip of paper, upon which stands written the
name of some unmarried man, and it is left to Cupid and Fate either
to unite or to separat...
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