The stories of Councillor Horn and why pagans fuss? ... were written between 1891 and 1896, when the student's school and then René Rilke (only from the summer of 1897 called Rainer) took its first steps into the art of fiction, and poetry. The texts are part of a collection of fourteen stories, most of which were unreleased and that he collected in 1896 under the title of vTotentänze. Zwielichtskizzen (Dance of death. Stubs twilight). Why fuss pagans? ... was first published in 1996 in the annotated edition of the works of Rilke, The adviser for the first time apareiö Horn in 2000 in the German edition is the basis of this translation.