The hare and the hedgehog

Tin figures 54 mm. Collection bellazinnfigur, drawing and engraving Martin Block, painting Dieter Beller, photo Dieter Beller, publisher R. Grünewald.

The Low German folktale from 1840 was published under the title "Het Wettloopen twischen den Hasen un den Swinegel up de lütje Heide bi Buxtehude". You think you know the fable? But did you also know that the hare refuses to accept defeat, has the race repeated over and over again and then collapses exhausted at the 74th race?

1 Ick bün all hier. 2 And if they don't die, they're still alive. 3 Good morning. 4 Low German edition 1855