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Ein Grassenhopper und das Bunchen Anters
by David Rumer   

Last edited: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003

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As a small boy in the '30s, I delivered the Saturday Evening Post. A clever author on the humor page wrote fractured fables in garbled English, as: "Tales Mine GrossenfaderTold" I have tried to find his name without success. The following is not an attempt to plagiarize, but to resurrect his technique and m.o. If anyone can identify him I would appreciate being able to credit him.

                              Ein Grassenhopper und
                                    das Bunchen Anters
                                           (with apologies to Aesop)

    Longen ago in der darken geforest lived ein Grassenhopper and das bunchen Anters.  All summer das bunchen Anters ben
gevorken und sweaten mit putten gefooden in der storehausen. Ein grassenhopper ben zingen und danzen und haven gefunen. 

    Das bunchen Anters ben zayin "ein Grassenhopper, zingen und danzen und haven gefunen von't putten gefooden in der
storehausen." "Ven das cold vind ben gecomen, mit der chillen und gefreezen, vere is der gefooden?" But ein Grassenhopper ben kept on zingen und danzen und haven gefunnen. 

    Ven der cold vind ben gecomen, mit der chillen und gefreezen,  das bunchen Anters ben runnen in der storehausen und geslammen das door.  Mit lastlooken, das bunchen Anters ben zeein ein Grassenhopper gestanden by der rodensiden mit geshivern und geshaken.  In das warmisch storehausen, das bunchen Anters ben grinnen und tonguen geclucken. 

    Ein Grassenhopper ben zeein das grossenfine car, mit fatten gefenders, comen down der road. Ven das grossenfine car ben goin by, ein Grassenhopper ben gejumpen on das fender und hitchen geriden to Florida mit das warmische weather..

    Mit der sunnen geshinen, ein Grassenhopper ben zingen und danzen und haven gefunen. Mit plenty gefooden mitout gevorken und sveaten, ein Grassenhopper ben grinnen und tonguen geclucken all day.   








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Reviewed by thomas shaffer (Reader) 4/13/2007
would love to know who wrote thos Post stories and read some more--

tom shaffer
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 3/14/2006
Sehr gute! and very, very cute.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/22/2003

vunderbar! :) diden i enjoyen the storie? JA!!!! :)

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 8/21/2003
Hmmmm...what a clever grasshopper, and Florida will be forever beholden to you for this story.


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