To learn more about the fun being had here at the scholars’ expense, see Albrecht Classen, “Laughter as the Ultimate Epistemological Vehicle in the Hands of Till Eulenspiegel,” Neophilologus 92 (2008): 471–89. To read the story in English, see The Marvellous Adventures and Rare Conceits of Master Tyll Owl Glass, comp. and trans. Kenneth R.H. Mackenzie (London: Trübner and Co., 1860), chap. 33 (“How That Owlglass Did Cause an Ass to Read Certain Words Out of a Book at the Great University of Erfurt”).