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Atta Troll

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Author: Heinrich Heine
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,093 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.2
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 579
Added to site: 2010.02.18 26702
Genre: Poetry

ecome Prime Minister,_
_On the other hand the lion_
_Shall bear corn unto the mill."_

_This outrageous diatribe of the freed slave cuts deeply into the poet's heart. He, the poet, does not believe in equal, but in the "holy inborn" rights of men, the rights of valid birth, the rights of the man of [Greek: harethê]. He, the poet, the admirer of Napoleon, believes in the latter's_ la carrière ouverte aux talents, _but not in opportunity given to every dunce or dancing bear. He holds Atta Troll's opinion to be "high treason against the majesty of humanity," and since he can endure this no longer, he sets out one fine morning to hunt the insolent bear in his mountain fastnesses._

_A strange being, however, accompanies him. This is a man of the name of Lascaro, a somewhat abnormal fellow, who is very thin, very pale, and apparently in very poor health. He is consequently not exactly a pleasant comrade for the chase: he does not seem to enjoy the sport at all, and his one endeavou



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