"Babinsky Cheating the Devil at Cards"
This picture is from the opera "Schwanda the "Bagpiper" by Jaromir Weinberger. Babinsky is a legendary Czech character who is like Robin Hood. He leaves his cuff as his signature. In this picture, Schwanda has landed in Hell, and Babinsky is rescuing him. Babinsky is acquainted with the Devil. In the opera he has broken into the Devil's store room, stolen his jewels, and is now using them as wagers against Schwanda's soul. Like everyone, Babinsky knows the Devil cheats at cards, which is why nobody else will play with him. When the Devil jumps up and declares victory, Babinsky pulls the trump card from the Devil's boot, and wins. Schwanda is returned to his wife Dorotchka, and all is well.
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