Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Reformation of Wolfshausen

Teil Fünf
To hear Terry read, pay a mouse-click to Jakob Fugger, the righteous at your right.  Fugger was the main lender to the Archbishop of Mainz whose agents were authorized to collect indulgences.

For the printed version, check the bushes by the Lahn river.

The Prattler made it to another week.


tsduff said...

Well, I can see how popular I am... okay be honest; is it because I don't have a German accent? Any accent? Hmmm. Must brush up on the Deutsch. Nice drama though Doug.

Doug The Una said...

Terry, it's like Chicago all over again, isn't it?

tsduff said...

Yeah, only without the scrumptious Chicago dogs, and flaming Greek yummy cheese. Ah you have made me feel better. We'll always have Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Doug's dad says "can I join?' Nice read Terry. Ivisted your site and saw a picture of Ernest and thought it was you. Voice didn't match, so I finally figured it out.

In Wolfhuasen, the government funds itself from the funds of the sinners.

In today's Washington, the government funds the sinners' bonuses.

Ain't progress

Ariel the Thief said...

Terry, I am here, too, but so tired and sleepy, I need my bed, but I can hardly wait to listen to your reading tomorrow, be sure! Geez woman, WHAT do you think?!

Ariel the Thief said...

Nice picture of you over there, hehe... :-P

Jamie Dawn said...

I find this story very interesting. Maybe it is the religious nature of it that draws me in, as well as your exposing the dark side that sometimes exist amidst the "holy." The part about pray and pay really is funny in a sad kind of way. There's a lot of hard truth in this tale, Doug. I'm sure you know this, but I'm just saying that I know it too, also. Pay up, people!! There's plans for a church remodel!!!

Jamie Dawn said...

I'll get to The Prattler at a later time.

Tom & Icy said...

Hmmm. Your dad's right. Now days people seem to get paid for their sins. Nice story and reading.

Minka said...

I am here too, Terry! You did great.
Don't brush up on the German, over 80 million speak it already and trust me when I say this...they spit!

as for this part of the story...I did not have to look up any words or historical references...which is very relaxing on a Sunday morning.

Ariel the Thief said...

I usually don't comment on the reading, I just enjoy it, but Terry, I do want you to know that I enjoyed it! :)

LOL Monika! Same here.

Doug The Una said...

Terry, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

Great observation, Pop. We are fully reformed now.

Ariel, I thought the hat was flattering.

JD, I'm glad you're enjoying that part of this story. It means a lot to me. Are you going to add indulgences to your catalog of Christian products, along with the hoof-nail crosses? You might like the Prattler better this week.

Thanks, Tom.

It's true, Minka. German-speakers are a kind people but their dinner tables are wide for a reason.

Thanks, Ariel. I'm surprised Magyarül speakers have time to spit between all those consonants.

TLP said...

Rabbit rabbit all.

Good reading. I'm really enjoying this story line. So much fun. Good job Doug.

Lila said...

Ich liebe Deutsch! Rabbit, rabbit!

tsduff said...

Hippity Hoppity Rabbit Rabbit

Anonymous said...

The ending of this one make me want the next installment right now.

Nice reading too.

Anonymous said...

Terry sounded quite grand! Yay!

This story has taken a turn I am looking forward to. Now, does somebody stumble upon the Preist's accoutrements and have a funeral for him ala Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn, or are even better things in store?

Doug The Una said...

I'm glad, TLP. Good luck in February.

Actonbell, they get a little complex.

Hase hase, meine Schwester.

And to you, lector.

Thanks, Cooper. I guess I'd better get writing, huh?

Beats me, Quilly.