A gambling tale

In an inn in Medemblik, robber Zwarte Tijs once met a stranger whom he invited to throw dice with him. Tijs lost all he possessed. Then he staked his soul and threw double six. But when the stranger had thrown the dice, everyone saw that a corner of one of the dice was chipped off. The total on the table was thirteen! At that moment Tijs collapsed; he was dead. In the ensuing chaos the stranger disappeared with his profits. And on the sandy floor clear impressions of his goat's legs could be seen.



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