As a kid I read a collection of fantasy stories I have only the vaguest memories of. This must have been in the 80s or early 90s.
One story involves a priest who notices that time seems to accelerate around him. It ends with him praying the pater noster and taking the whole day for just the first word.
Another story I remember even more vaguely involved a man growing to an unnaturally large size. I don't remember anything about the plot except that the expression vox populi somehow played a role.
There were more stories in the collection, but I can't remember any more details.
It is likely that the stories were in German, but they may have been translated from their original language. I don't remember whether all stories were from the same author or not.
Can someone identify the collection, or at least the two stories I mentioned, despite my hazy recollection?