Discover Public Works

27 min

with the haggling.

The taxation has given us

enough indication.

Your offer? Please.



It was his arrogance that did it.

He's been back several times since

but he refuses to meet our demands.


Ah, Mayor, and Dr Amshoff...

Dr Amshoff tells me that, remarkably

enough, you have no university degree.

He can't be serious,

after all those years.

The doctor must be joking.

Or is he?

When I started, it was not necessary.

- But now it's compulsory.

Our friend Anijs had time on his side.

Our former dispensing chemist

did have a degree.

Yes, he certainly did.

You've just been lucky, Mr Anijs.

A beautiful wife

and a flourishing chemist's shop.

If you'll excuse us...


Do you still make... cabinets as well?

Don't you trust my expertise?

- On the contrary.

An imitation Stradivarius.

Weak varnish. Poor inclination.

No signature. A winter job.

Beg pardon?

In a cold winter

they either make clogs or...

It's from Bohemia, about 100 years old.

ls the owner a patient?

Yes, they work in the fields.

Peat diggers.


Can I help you?

- Come with me, darling.

You once told me you had a cousin...

- Alexander, yes.

Lives in America.

Excuse me, I thought it was Amsterdam.

Ah yes, my other cousin. Walter Vedder.

He buys and sells violins

in Amsterdam.

Could he sell this one, do you think?

They forced me to play this...

For generations in my family.

When a Jew cries, others are laughing.

Isn't that the saying?

Laugh if you wish.

- Pet...

You've got to leave.

What do you mean?

- Get out of the peat district.

About my violin...

Could you ask your cousin to...


I'll write to my cousin.

It's terribly sad.

Well, is it worth anything?

Will you sell it for him?

And what will it fetch, do you think?

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