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Post  Isi on Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:20 pm

The Master Thief

A master thief is made through the exercise of his craft in the world a rich man. Finally, he would return to his homeland, and his godfather, the count in the castle near his father's house, makes him look therefore. At first the count is very angry and wants the master thief just hangs up. When the master thief, however, is that he still gives him a chance to prove his skills on three exercises. As reward he would be allowed to take the daughter of the count for his wife and he would be a free man.

At first he has to steal the best horse from the stables of the count, which is guarded by soldiers. The thief disguises himself as an old woman and sells the guards soporific wine. Then he went into the stable to the bodyguards, which are now sleeping. He succeeded in stealing the horse, as he leads wrapped around the horse's hooves and get the horse from the stable out unnoticed.

The second exercise is: The Master Thief should steal the count at the night, the bed sheets away from under him and the countess the wedding ring from her finger. The master thief solves this by having a straw doll and picks it puts on the shoulders. He is a ladder in front of the bedroom of the count and goes up with the doll so far shouldered until the head of the doll appears at the window. The count, who has been waiting for him shoots with his pistol on the straw doll, and thinks he has it killed the master thief to make sure but then he goes into the garden. Meanwhile, the master thief goes in the bedroom, dangles in front of the Countess, he was her husband and need the sheets for wrapping up the shot. Moreover, he asks her to give the wedding ring with the murdered into the grave, and disappears.

The third exercise: He must steal the parson and the clerk of the church. This task is solved by the master thief by crabs, which he stuck lighted candles on her back, exposing the night in the churchyard, and loudly proclaimed that these were the souls of the dead who have risen from their graves, the last day had come and he was Peter who brings people into the kingdom of heaven. The priest and the clerk will be the first in the heavens and come ready to crawl into a sack. The master thief dragged the sack into the pigeon loft. He leaves and he get to know them that they hear the angels flap their wings.

As promised, he married the daughter of the Earl and became a free man.
Main characters: Master Thief, Earl and daughter.


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