The weavers; a drama of the forties

 
9781236420893: The weavers; a drama of the forties
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...the better I fare. His want butters my bread. Becker. Well done, Moritz! You gave it him that time. Here's to you! welzel has brought the corn-brandy. On his way bach to the counter he stops, turns round slowly, and stands, an embodiment of phlegmatic strength, facing the weavers. Welzel. Calmly but emphatically. You let the gentleman alone. He's done you no harm. Young Weavers. And we're doing him no harm. mrs. Welzel has exchanged a few words with the Traveller. She takes the cup with the remains of his coffee and carries it into the parlour. The Traveller follows her amidst the laughter of the weavers. Young Weavers. Singing. "The Dreissigers the hangmen are, Servants no whit behind them." Welzel. Hush-sh! Sing that song anywhere else you like, but not in my house. First Old Weaver. He's quite right. Stop that singin', lads. Becker. Roars. But we must march past Dreissiger's, boys, and let him hear it once more. Wiegand. You'd better take care--you may march once too often! Laughter and cries of Ho, ho! Wittig has entered; a grey-haired old smith, bareheaded, with leather apron and wooden shoes, sooty from the smithy. He is standing at the counter waiting for his schnapps. Young Weavers. Wittig, Wittig! Wittig. Here he is. What do you want with him? Young Weavers.-It's Wittig!"--'«Wittig, Wittig!"--" Come here, Wittig."--" Sit beside us, Wittig." WlTTIG. Do you think I would sit beside a set of rascals like you? Jaeger. Come and take a glass with us. Wittig. Keep your brandy to yourselves. I pay for my own drink. Takes his glass and sits down beside Baumert and Ansorge. Clapping the latter on the stomach. What's the weavers' food so nice? Sauerkraut and roasted lice!-Old Baumert. Excitedly. But what would you ...

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