"Use your head to save your legs", goes the expression. But sometimes that's not enough. Eulalia tells listeners an interesting story, because she too knows of an unusual race.
The hedgehog plays a nasty trick on the hare
Story time on Radio D: like in Grünheide, it went similarly for the hedgehog who challenged the hare with much bigger legs to a race. Together with his wife he wanted to teach the hare a lesson about what such pride leads to.
Most of the story is told in the preterit form. For the professor it therefore offers another good reason to investigate the past tense forms of verbs –– this time also the irregular verbs which present a few hazards.