TheMysterious Picture is found in Section 33 of the First Book. Translated byGeoffrey Whitworth in the volume, The Legend of Tyl Ulenspiegel, published byChatto and Windus, by whose permission it is here used. There is no title inthe original.
The Mysterious Picture
Theretwo captains of artillery were playing dice upon the steps of the palace, andone of them, a red-haired man of gigantic stature, soon noticed Ulenspiegel ashe approached modestly upon his ass, gazing down upon them and their game.
“Whatdo you want?” said the captain, “you fellow, with your starved pilgrim`s face?”
“Iam extremely hungry,” answered Ulenspiegel, “and if I am a pilgrim, it isagainst my will.”
“Anyou are hungry,” replied the captain, “go, eat the next gallows- cord you cometo, for such cords are prepared for vagabonds like you.”
“SirCaptain,” answered Ulenspiegel, “only give me the f