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The court jester Hop-Frog, 'being also a dwarf and a cripple', is the much-abused 'fool' of the unnamed king. This king has an insatiable sense of humour: 'he seemed to live only for joking'. Both Hop-Frog and his best friend, the dancer Trippetta (also small, but beautiful and well-proportioned), have been stolen from their homeland and essentially function as slaves. Because of his physical deformity, which prevents him from walking upright, the King nicknames him 'Hop-Frog'. Hop-Frog reacts severely to alcohol, and though the king knows this, he forces Hop-Frog to consume several goblets full. Trippetta begs the king to stop and, in front of seven members of his cabinet council, he strikes her and throws another goblet of wine into her face. The powerful men laugh at the expense of their two servants and ask Hop-Frog (who has very suddenly sobered up and become cheerful) for advice on an upcoming masquerade. He suggests some very realistic costumes for the men: costumes of orang-utans chained together. The men love the idea of scaring their guests and agree to wear tight-fitting shirts and pants saturated with tar and covered with flax. In full costume, the men are then chained together and led into the 'grand saloon' of masqueraders just after midnight… (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
August 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11
Pages
PUBLISHER
OTB eBook publishing
SELLER
ciando GmbH
SIZE
219.8
KB

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