Long ago in Europe there was a race of dwarves.
Are you familiar with the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves?
Are you able to tell the story in English?
Did the women have beards as well?
The dwarves accumulated a vast hoard of gold.
Do you own any gold?
The dwarves were ruled by two kings.
Is there a king in your country?
The kings were brothers.
Do you have a brother?
The brothers were called “Nibelung” and “Schilbung”.
The two brothers were incredibly rich.
They had a vast hoard of gold.
Did they hoard it away in a cave?
Nibelung stole the gold from Schilbung.
Have you ever stolen anything?
Nibelung took all the gold out of one cave and put it into another cave.
Schilbung discovered the theft.
Was he sad to learn that his brother was a thief?
He argued with his brother.
He wanted the gold back.
He wanted his share.
Is that fair?
The two brothers quarreled.
Do you have a quarrelsome brother?
Do you live with other people at the moment?
Are you greedy?
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It was difficult to divide the gold up. It was very beautiful. There were many nuggets and each one was shaped differently. Some were large and some were small and some had pieces of quartz in them.
Schilbung and Nibelung could not find a way to divvy the gold up fairly.
How would you have divided it up?
The gold that they hoarded was called the Hoard of Nibelung. It was very valuable.
Is gold more valuable than silver?
The gold really belonged to Nibelung and Schilbung so by rights it should have been called: “The Hoard of Schilbung and Nibelung” but it wasn’t. It wasn’t called that. It was called the “Hoard of Nibelung” or “Nibelung’s Gold” or “The Nibelung’s Gold”.