An einem Morgen wanderte Till Eulenspiegel aus einer Stadt hinaus die Landstraße entlang. Als er eine Weile gewandert war, sah er ein Fuhrwerk kommen. Die Pferde liefen schnell, der Fuhrmann trieb sie heftig mit der Peitsche an. Er rief Till zu: „Wie weit ist es noch bis zur Stadt? Kann ich bis zum Abend dort sein?“
Joker once worked as a farmhand with a farmer. The farmer wanted to get wood out of the forest. Joker had to go. He was sitting on the horse, the farmer was sitting in the cart. In the forest, a hare ran across the path in front of the horse. Then the farmer shouted: «Servant! Get back!
Mrs. Williams lived in a small street in London, and now she had a new neighbour. Her name was Mrs. Briggs, and she talked a lot about her expensive furniture, her beautiful carpets and her new kitchen. ‘Do you know,’ she said to Mrs. Williams one day,
A farmer had seven donkeys. He wanted to sell the donkeys on the market. He got the donkeys out of the stable and counted them: «One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.» Then he got on a donkey and rode off, the other donkeys ran after.
In the XVIII century in England letters were delivered by post-boys and stage coaches, which belonged to rich people. A post-boy could ride five miles an hour. At that time the roads were so bad that stage coaches rode only four miles an hour. When the roads became better the stage coaches began to run faster, but post-boys still rode only five miles an hour.
A man first tried to make a bicycle in 1769. Newspapers wrote about an interesting vehicle which moved without horses. But the vehicle was not a real bicycle. It had four wheels. It was moved by a man who was standing in the vehicle itself.
The man pushed himself from the ground with the help of his feet.