In “Die Geschichte von den schwarzen Buben” (The Story of the Black Boys), Saint Nicholas catches three boys teasing a dark-skinned boy. To teach them a lesson, he dips the three boys in black ink.
“Die Geschichte von dem wilden Jäger” (The Story of the Wild Huntsman) is the only story not primarily focused on children. In it, a hare steals a hunter’s musket and eyeglasses and begins to hunt the hunter.
“Die Geschichte von Hans Guck-in-die-Luft” (The Story of Johnny Head-in-Air) concerns a boy who never looks where he’s walking. One day he walks into a river; he is soon rescued, but his writing-book drifts away.
The close-ups of the other stories didn’t come out very well, you can look up “Die Geschichte vom Daumenlutscher” (The Story of the Thumb-Sucker), “Die Geschichte vom Suppen-Kaspar” (The Story of the Soup-Kaspar) , “Die Geschichte vom Zappel-Philipp” (The Story of the Fidgety Philip), and “Die Geschichte vom fliegenden Robert” (The Story of the Flying Robert) and maybe when I’m next in Frankfurt I’ll revisit the fountain for more pictures!
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