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Velkooký, Velkoústý or The Man with Big Eyes and The Man with the Big Mouth is one of the picture books authored and illustrated by Franz Bonaparta.  It was published in 1973 under the pen name Jakub Faroubek.

In the anime, the story is told by Jaromír Lipský to Nina Fortner when she was staying at his place after fainting in The Red Rose Mansion.

Story

“Let’s make a deal! Let’s make a deal!” said the demon.
“No, not at all!” said the man with the big eyes.
“Sure, let’s make a deal!” said the man with the big mouth.
The man with the big mouth grew a beautiful garden.
The man with the big eyes was very hungry because he was very poor.
The man with the big mouth had fun every day. The man with the big mouth was very full from eating the fruit from his garden, so he didn’t realize what was happening. He didn’t realize that his garden was drying up. By the time he noticed it was too late. The man with the big mouth cried and cried in the garden that never grew again.
“I shouldn’t have made a deal with the demon!”
The man with the big eyes was dying from hunger. Tears were trickling down from his big eyes as he cried out.
“I should have made a deal with the demon.”
“Let’s make make a deal! Let’s make a deal!” said the demon.

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