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... Der Herr der Ratten und der Mäuse

Language: German (Deutsch)

... Der Herr der Ratten und der Mäuse,
Der Fliegen, Frösche, Wanzen, Läuse
Befiehlt dir, dich hervor zu wagen
Und diese Schwelle zu benagen,
So wie er sie mit Öl betupft –
Da kommst du schon hervorgehupft!
Nur frisch an's Werk! Die Spitze, die mich bannte,
Sie sitzt ganz [vornen]1 an der Kante.
Noch einen Biß, so ist's geschehn. –
Nun, Fauste, träume fort, bis wir uns wiedersehn.

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1 Radziwill: "vorne"

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