Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Duration 23m

Franz learns that while thinking about the future is important, you still have to live in the present. He has found an old treasure map and gets a bad case of “gold fever” as he spends all his time tracking it down. Ernest and Marie cover for him as he neglects his chores, but when their parents forbid them to do it any more, his work is left undone and the family’s precious food stores are raided and spoiled. Franz returns triumphantly to the treehouse with gold and jewels which he thinks will make his family financially secure when they get back to Switzerland, but Mother administers a stern lesson when she serves him not with food but with jewels on a gold plate. They may make him rich back in Switzerland, but can’t buy him food on a deserted island.