XLIII. The Idiot Fool
He is mocking Death, by putting his finger in his mouth, and at the same time endeavoring to strike him with his bladder-bauble. Death smiling, and amused at his efforts, leads him away in a dancing attitude, playing on a bag-pipe.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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