Johann Peter Hebel was a 18th-19th Century German writer and theologian. These short stories are taken from The Treasure Chest
, a selection of his shorter writings chosen by John Hibberd.
"Great houses on the town square and small dwellings in the alleyways are all the same when burnt to the ground, just like rich and poor in the graveyard."
These stories are, as one would except, short. They vary in length a little: either half a page to two pages long, but their themes are all akin. They concern people being tricked, either by cunning men or the devil himself, and either give a little moral at the end or simply laugh it off as "eee, nowt as queer as folk".
They're decent short stories with recognisable characters and are amusing to dip in an out of. Good also for historical knowledge.