National Geographic : 1965 Sep
trying in the home, Frau Krott explained. The cubs used easy chairs, sofa, and book shelves as if they were tree stumps or branch es. Above all, they quite rightly felt that they should sleep with their parents, and they made every effort to get into bed. "But it is no fun at all to share one's bed with bear cubs," said Dr. Krott. "They take up much room, and are apt to be rather tickly. "Those cubs were no pets. My boys became more like bears than the other way around. Look at Max now." Max was climbing a rough pine tree behind 390 the house, but he came down when called. "Cut Mr. Gray some Jiigerbrot,"Dr. Krott said. The "hunter's bread" appeared in the pulpy center of a daisylike thistle as Max cut away the outside. It tasted like turnip. "I've lived on these morsels when out of food on long walks," said Dr. Krott. His wife and little daughter Ilse, both in dirndls, appeared with a refreshing drink Frau Krott makes from flowers of the elder berry. She puts blossoms in a pot, adds sugar, lemon,and water, and steeps the mixture in the sun several days. "Krott-cola," Will called it.