We continue where we have left off, with the Bremen Town Musicians. If you haven’t yet seen the other posts, the first is here , the second here and the most recent set of illustrations is here.
To recap, the musicians have chased a group of robbers from a house, and then they have settled themselves down to sleep. The robbers feel foolish for having been chased away, and so they send one of their number back to the house to investigate. His first move is to try and light a candle.
Thinking the shining fiery eyes of the cat were glowing coals, he held a match to them to light it.
But the cat wasn’t pleased, and flew in the robber’s face, spitting and scratching him.
The robber was so frightened that he ran to the back door. But the dog, who lay there, sprang up and bit his leg!
As the robber ran across the yard, the donkey gave him a hard kick with his hind hoof.
The rooster too, who had been awakened by all the noise, cried down from the roof “Cock-a-doodle-doo!”
There’s not much left of the story, so hold on tight! It’s taken me half a year to illustrate.