Sultan and Scumbag
illustrated by Sybille Hein
- date of publication: 10.02.2004
- 88 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-20435-5
- Deutschland: 15,00 €
- Österreich: 15,50 €
A master must give orders. And a servant must obey. Claudia Schreiber's hilariously funny stories, however, turn that relationship upside-down: the lazy sultan discovers how much fun it is to do something with his own two hands.
In the palace, the sultan reigns from his mountain of cushions. A hundred wives and a thousand servants attend to his every need. They wash and they iron, they do the shopping and cook, they bathe and comb and feed and entertain him. The sultan himself does nothing. But still he is unsatisfied and irritable because he finds life incredibly boring.
But then the sultan needs a new servant, one who can crank up, with a cable winch, all the things the sultan wants to have, and who can also lower him from his throne of cushions at mealtimes. The new man is obedient but clumsy, too. Time and again, the sultan lands heavily. "You're a useless scumbag", the sultan growls, getting more and more ill-tempered, until he decides to take matters into his own hands. To be a crane operator is much more exciting than nagging and doing nothing – and this is only the beginning of an eventful life in the palace…
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