Die Nacht auf dem Walfisch: Erzählung (German Edition)
Anna che ha avuto un tenero incontro con Fenton approfitta della confusione generale per sposare il suo diletto e aggirare a sua volta le imposizioni dei genitori; conclude il coro delle fate, con la pioggia di pizzicotti inflitti a Falstaff e la riconciliazione finale. Wie kann er es nur wagen, Der vollgetrunkne dicke Geck, Mit Liebe mich zu plagen! Da soll mich Gott bewahren! Hab ich denn wirklich recht gelesen?
Sie liest. Was gehn ihn meine Augen an? Ihr liebt den Sekt, ich lieb ihn auch!
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Ist das nicht Sympathie? Nein, so ein Schreiben ohne Sinn Ist nimmer dagewesen! Frau Fluth! Das trifft sich gut! Weiber setzen sich zur Wehre, List und Rache sei vereint! Wie denkt Ihr nur daran? So eilen wir sogleich zu Rat Und heute noch zur schlauen Tat! Aber beim Himmel! Heftig werdend Wenn ich einmal einen Liebhaber bei ihr ertappe, ich Gehen wir! Im Abgehen in sein Haus. Ich will meine Frau nicht zu lange allein lassen. Mort de ma vie! Nock sein wir nick so weit!
Ick werde bringen um ce Monsieur Sperlik Und ick wollen selbst besitzen la belle Anna! Doch was begehret Ihr von mir, Herr Fenton? Dass ein Habenichts wie dieser Meiner Tochter Hand begehrt! Alle Jahr' sechshundert Pfund! O saget an! Ich hab schon meinen Mann. Um diesen Papagei Verstosst Ihr mich? Nun aber ist's vorbei! Beschimpft mir nicht den Schwiegersohn!
Ich muss fort. Ich bitt Euch, wollt Euch besinnen! Sie kann doch nie die Eure sein! Nein, nein, nein, nein! Rechts gegen den Hintergrund steht eine spanische Wand. Links gegen den Hintergrund ist ein grosser Waschkorb hingestellt. Im Vordergrunde links ein Tisch mit Lichtern nebst Stuhl. Das ist ein Volk! Was werd ich sagen…? Ich weiss es schon! Warum stellt Ihr so Der tugendsamen Gattin nach?
Den Frevel sollt' ich nie verzeihn, Nein, nie! Ich liebe Euch! Sie lacht Hahahahal - Er wird mir glauben! Das ist herrlich!
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Seht nur den gewaltigen Waschkorb, dA ich habe hersetzen lassen. Und die Knechte sind bereit? Er wird gewiss gleich hier sein, denn die Stunde, zu der wir ihn bestellt haben, hat schon geschlagen. Haltet Euch tapfer! Wir wollen dich Mores lehren. Dann Frau Reich von aussen Nr. Komm her und sei umschlungen, Stolz Sollst meine Lady sein! Er will sie umfassen Ja, du sollst meine Lady sein! Lasst mich doch Liebt Ihr nicht auch Frau Reich? Jene alte Schachtel? Nein, nein! Macht auf geschwind!
Macht auf! Leise Hier teurer Sir, versteckt Euch! Ich bin ganz ausser mir! So sprecht! O rettet Euch, sonst fliesst noch Blut! Laut, sing Gott! Was will er nur? Ratet mir! Da hinein? Er ist ja viel zu dick!
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Lasst sehn geschwind! Ritter John? Ihr seid's, der mir ein Briefchen schrieb? Und schweigt! Nun, lieber Junker, freuet Euch! Versteht ihr? Herr Fluth. Herr Reich. Kommt all herein! Ihr alle sollt zugegen sein! He, Knechte, halt! Wo wollt ihr hin? Jetzt wirst du ertappt, Du hast dich lang genug verkappt! Wir finden ihn gewiss noch hier Herr und Frau Reich. Herr Nachbar, nehmt Vernunft doch an!
Geht nur und suchet noch ein Weilchen! So wollen wir ihn fein und klug Auf morgen noch einmal bestellen. Da schaut die Armste an, Tyrann! Doch blinde Wut beseelet Ihn jetzt o Pein und Not! Verzeih, ein Brief vertraute mir, Es sei der Ritter John bei dir Noch heut lass ich mich scheiden. ALLE Oho! ALLE Tyrann!
So seid doch still - nun hab ich's satt So schweig doch still, ich hab es satt, Du schreist ja auf die ganze Stadtl Das sind die Ehstandsfreuden! Ich - lass - mich - scheiden! Das alles hat Sie unverdient zu leiden! Ich will dir die Ohren abschneiden und sie als Delikatesse nach Konstantinopel schicken.
Hol Sekt, du Schuft! Er geht ab. Oh, es war entsetzlich! Wasser trinken! Er schenkt ein und trinkt. Was aber werd ich nun unternehmen? Er sinnt nach. Von Frau Fluth?
Ich habe ihretwegen den ganzen Bauch voll Flut bekommen! Aber lass doch sehen! Doch seid verschwiegen und kommt heute wieder. Um neun Uhr geht mein Mann zur Vogelbeize fort und dann Schielen sie noch nach dir? Das verdankst du deiner wackern Figur, die du mehr in Ehren halten solltest, als du bisher getan hast! Sekt her! Guten Morgen, verehrte Herren! Sie wird ihm gebracht.
Wir wollen ihn anreden. Wir auch! Und wollt ihr euch wohl zuvor mit einem guten Glas Sekt die Augen klar waschen? Es gilt! Die ganze Kanne genommen, wie ich, und auf einmal ausgesogen! ALLE Hoch! Die andern trinken aus Bechern. Na, ihr habt einen ganz passablen Zug! Wenn er nur aushaltig ist! Er spricht Nun! Gesungen Haltet euch bereit! CHOR Bereit! CHOR Weit! Mann, erhole dich! Tragt ihn hinaus und legt ihn auf den Rasen! Gott Bacchus geh' ihm sanfte Ruh'! Schlaf aus, du armer Zecher, du!
Kannst du noch? Wohlan denn, noch eine Kanne! Ich wollte, du hieltest noch lange Stich, denn was mich betrifft, mein Freund, siehst du Nun, so halt wenigstens ordentlich Takt! Nach dem Trinken Bravo! Unmittelbar nach dem Austrinken wirft er auch schon, indem er an den Tisch getreten ist und sagt Gut stehn sie! Seht da, Jungens! Es lebe Sir John! ALLE Er lebe! Diese Pfennigsgurgeln! Leite diesen Bach hierher, mein Junge. Herr Fluth, als Bach verkleidet Nr. Beiseite Ein charmanter Mann! Erfahret denn: Geheimnisvoll. Der kommt in mein Gehege!
Laut Ich kenn sie wohl, es ist ein liebes Weibchen! Kennt Ihr ihn auch? Ihr seid ein feiner, ein sehr gewandter Mann, Dem sie gewiss nicht widerstehen kann! Zu ihm Herr Bach! Ihr seid ein wackrer Mann! Ich zweifle nicht, das Weibchen zu erobern. Da helf ich Euch sogleich! Laut Wie das? Die gewichtige Statur! Ach, Sir Bach, bedenket nur, Die gewichtige Statur! Das geht mir wirklich nah! Traurig ist, was Euch geschah. Ihr seid herzlich zu beklagen! Alles das habt Ihr ertragen Um die niedliche Frau Fluth?
Ei, was doch die Liebe tut! Doch da ist wohl das Verlangen Nach dem Weibchen Euch vergangen? Freundlich Wie? Dann wird ihr Mann, das Ungeheuer, Auf die Vogelbeize gehn Bleibt nicht so leicht auf halbem Wege stehn. Beiseite Walfisch! Das bezahlst du mir! Welche Hoffnung! Welche Freude! Nur geschwind zum Stelldichein! Wie freu ich mich, wie freu ich mich, Wie treibt mich das Verlangen! Wir beide kriegen sicherlich Das Weibchen noch zu fangen!
Sie umarmen sich Lebt wohl denn! Herz, klopfe nicht so sehr! Gewiss, sie sieht dein Herzeleid, Sie widersteht nicht mehr. Nur schnell, husch, husch, husch, husch! Ich krieche hinter diesen Busch. Ick werden sagen de ma propre bouche Ick lieben gar ssu sehr! Par exemple ce miserable Sperlik - wo stecken er - ick wollen ihm spiessen wie eine Sperlink! Er zieht den Degen Et ce gaillard de Fenton - ick wollen ihm Qu' entends-je? Deutlich ist des Liedes Ton - Wer da liebt, versteht ihn schon!
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Tyll Ulenspiegel - vagabond, showman and provocateur, was born at the beginning of the 17th century as a miller's son in a small village. When he gets into conflict with church, he has to flee This book is a great reinvention of this legendary figure and his life. We follow the main protagonist Karim, an Iraqi immigrant, as he struggles to rebuild his life in Europe.
Kinsky takes her readers on a meditative journey through the country during different periods of time. Winner of Deutscher Buchpreis An insightful novel on the subject of love, commitment and the ability to connect fully with oneself and another human being. What boundries are we ready to cross when it comes to love and desire? Answering that question will be fundamental for Viktor Haberland, the main protagonist entangled in a challenging love story. A writer is invited to a cruise ship as an artist in residence.
With a hefty pay packet, great food and plenty of entertainment provided, the offer seems perfect. Soon he is to realise that one needs to read small print carefully. Very carefully…. Matthias Hegel, a famous forensic phonetician becomes a suspect in a murder investigation himself. Kling, Marc-Uwe QualityLand. Welcome to QualityLand, in the not-too-distant future: everything works well: work, leisure and relationships are optimized by algorithms But how come then that drones are afraid of flying, or combat robots experience post-traumatic stress disorder? Kluftinger gets tipped and hopes to catch a criminal in the act.
When the plan fails, his confidence is undermined. To improve his wellbeing he is advised to enrol into a positive thinking course and After a financial crisis, Marian withdraws from the outside world to an inherited house in the foothills of the Alps. Alone in the forest, she finds herself fighting for survival in ways she could never have imagined…. When Dagmar's husband dies, he leaves her with massive debts.
In order to avoid having to sell her house, she decides to rent out rooms and so begins a new chapter in Dagmar's life with some very different and interesting characters. Crime set in the scenery of East Frisia just after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Rhea leads a quiet life in a small seaside town until an unexpected letter turns everything upside down. Jesieanna lives in California and works for her grandmother's company. When she is to spend some time back in Germany, she feels anything but excitement.
In the second part of her century trilogy, Carmen Korn describes the German post-war period, the pastel coloured fifties and the departure mood of the sixties. Four women. One hundred years of German history. Dana witnesses the murder of her boyfriend by a man in a fox mask.