They were active last night in the operating theatre
Almost every child that grew up in the German speaking world knows the story of the Elves of Cologne. These small beings work extremely hard while other people are asleep. They are industrious and ready to help, simply fantastic people. But, one must never watch them, since they desperately want to work unobserved. In the story, because the tailor’s wife was bored, she spread peas across the tailor-shop’s floor, as she wanted to watch what the elves did. But after that night the elves left Cologne and vanished once and for all. Where did these friendly beings go to? A couple of days we could solve this riddle at Diospi Suyana.
Just before midnight a drunken motorbike-driver collided with a car on the national road that leads through Curahuasi. The man flew in a high arc off his bike and broke his lower right thigh. It was pretty nasty, since the bones were sticking out of the wound. Thus, the risk of infection was also very high.
Now the elves’ hour struck. They brought the injured driver into one of our hospital’s operating theatres. From 1a.m. to 2.30a.m., when all dutiful citizens of the city were fast asleep, they worked hard under cover of darkness in order to try to save the right leg of the injured man.
As in the story, one could see traces of their work the next morning, e.g. on the x-ray machine. Their names probably are Dr Tim Boeker and Valentina Sawatzki and we suspect they had five able helpers.
But as I said, one must never wait for an opportunity to see these elves at night. If one leaves them in peace, they will work for one for the whole of one’s life. And that is excellent, because – and now I answer my initial question – the elves from Cologne have emigrated to Curahuasi. Excellent, fantastic news. /KDJ