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I read this tale and it amazed me. It is a German tale but I read it in Russian and translated into English so as to share with you.
Once upon a time there lived a hen and a rooster. One day they decided to go on a trip. The rooster made a beautiful carriage with four red wheels. He harnessed four mice instead of horses.
The rooster and the hen got into the carriages and went on their way. Soon they met a cat. The cat asked them ”Where are you going?” The rooster answered “ We are hurrying to Mr. Korbes.”
“Oh, let me go with you”, asked the cat. “OK”, replied the rooster. And the cat got into the carriage.
After that they met a millstone, an egg, then a duck, a pin and a needle.They took all those with them and continued their travel.
When they arrived at their destination, Mr.Korbes didn’t happen to be at home.The mice drew the carriage into the shed, the hen and the rooster flew up on the perch, the cat climbed on the stove, the duck sat on the curb of the well, the egg wrapped itself in the towel, the pin stuck itself in the armchair, the needle jumped on the bed, and the millstone climbed on the door.
Mr. Korbes came back home . He approached the stove to make a fire but the cat threw cinders at his face. Mr. korbes ran to the well to wash his face but the duck splashed him with water from head to feet. He took a towel to dry his face but the egg rolled out and smashed into his eyes. After that Mr. Korbes sat in the armchair but the pin pricked him. Now he really lost his temper and decided to rest on his bed. As soon as he touched the pillow, the needle pricked him. Mr.Korbes gave a loud cry, jumped from the bed and ran from the house. As he was running to the door, the millstone jumped down – and killed him.
That Mr.Korbes must have been a horribly bad person!!!
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