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Der Lohn des Fleisses

“Der Lohn des Fleisses”

“Der Lohn des Fleisses” (The reward of diligence) is a children's card game incorporating comic drawings and rhymes designed by Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) and published by Verlag Rudolph Forkel. The game is coupled with “Die Strafe der Faulheit“ (The punishment of sloth) which has a sinister finale in which Fräulein Ammer's pampered dog named Schnick is kissed, stuffed with treats etc until one day, during his daily walk, he is lured away with a pretzel by the local dogcatcher. The title card shows the stuffed dog mounted on a cart with a pretzel glued to his mouth. The backs feature Busch's famous characters Max & Moritz.

“Der Lohn des Fleisses” children's card game designed by Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908)

Above: “Der Lohn des Fleisses” children's card game designed by Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) and published by Verlag Rudolph Forkel. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

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