Station: [16] The assistants Vieth and Blockmeier

“Should you be looking for industrious craftsmen, you had better not look too closely at these two assistants. They are neither industrious nor honest. Their names are Vieth and Blockmeier and they avoid work whenever they can. Right now, they are labouring over two stone plinths, yet their sudden industry is mainly down to the fact that Anna von Palandt is talking to master mason Laurentz von Brachum nearby. Only under his watchful eye do the assistants ever work. Once, when he wasn’t watching, they even ran off. The lord of the castle isn’t having any of it anymore; he has decided to chase them away. Because he wants to fulfil his contract, he at least pays them the wages they have due. Will the two lazy assistants really find work elsewhere?”