'The Hare and the Hedgehog' by the Brothers Grimm

The tale of the hare and the hedgehog
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From The Dietmar Siegert Collection
The Münchner Stadtmuseum

It was on a Sunday morning at harvest time, just when the
buckwheat was in bloom. The sun was shining bright in the heaven, the
morning wind was blowing warmly across the stubble, the larks were singing in the air,
the bees were buzzing in the buckwheat, and the people in their Sunday best were on
their way to church, and all the creatures were happy, including the hedgehog.

The hedgehog was standing before his door with his arms crossed, humming a
little song to himself, neither better nor worse than hedgehogs usually sing on a nice
Sunday morning. Singing there to himself, half silently, it suddenly occurred to him that
while his wife was washing and drying the children, he could take a little walk into
the field and see how his turnips were doing. The turnips were close by his
house, and he and his family were accustomed to eating them,
so he considered them his own...

Please, go here and read the rest of
 'The Hare and the Hedgehog'
by the Brothers Grimm

 'Der Hase und der Igel' - 'The Hare and the Hedgehog'
by the Brothers Grimm
illustrations by Gustav Süs,
Hamburg: Broschek Verlag, 1855