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Title: Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine
Author: Spence, Lewis, 1874-1955
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HERO TALES AND LEGENDS OF THE RHINE

By Lewis Spence (1874-1955)

Originally published: Hero tales & legends of the Rhine.

London; New York:

George C. Harrap, 1915.



CONTENTS:

     INTRODUCTION
     I   TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL
     II  THE RHINE IN FOLKLORE AND LITERATURE
     III CLEVES TO THE LÖWENBURG
     IV  DRACHENFELS TO RHEINSTEIN
     V   FALKENBURG TO AUERBACH
     VI  WORMS AND THE NIBELUNGENLIED
     VII HEIDELBERG TO SÄCKINGEN



INTRODUCTION

An abundance of literature exists on the subject of the Rhine and its
legends, but with few exceptions the works on it which are accessible
to English-speaking peoples are antiquated in spirit and verbiage, and
their authors have been content to accept the first version of such
legends and traditions as came their way without submitting them to
any critical examination. It is claimed for this book that much of its
matter was collected on the spot, or that at least most of the
tales here presented were perused in other works at the scene of the
occurrences related. This volume is thus something more than a
mere compilation, and when it is further stated that only the most
characteristic and original versions and variants of the many tales here
given have gained admittance to the collection, its value will become
apparent.

It is, of course, no easy task to infuse a spirit of originality into
matter which has already achieved such a measure of celebrity as have
these wild and wondrous tales of Rhineland. But it is hoped that the
treatment to which these stories have been subjected is not without a
novelty of its own. One circumstance may be alluded to as characteristic
of the manner of their treatment in this work. In most English books
on Rhine legend the tales themselves are presented in a form so brief,
succinct, and uninspiring as to rob them entirely of that mysterious
glamour lacking which they become mere material by which to add to and
illustrate the guide-book. The absence of the romantic spirit in most
English and American compilations dealing with the Rhine legends is
noteworthy, and in writing this book the author’s intention has been to
supply this striking defect by retaining as much of the atmosphere
of mystery so dear to the German heart as will convey to the
English-speaking reader a true conception of the spirit of German
legend.

But it is not contended that because greater space and freedom of
narrative scope than is usual has been taken by the author the volume
would not prove itself an acceptable companion upon a voyage on Rhine
waters undertaken in holiday times of peace. Indeed, every attempt has
been made so to arrange the legends that they will illustrate a Rhine
journey from sea to source--the manner in which the majority of visitors
to Germany will make the voyage--and to this end the tales have been
marshalled in such form that a reader sitting on the deck of a Rhine
steamer may be able to peruse the legends relating to the various
localities in their proper order as he passes them. There are included,
however, several tales relating to places which cannot be viewed from
the deck of a steamer, but which may be visited at the cost of a short
inland excursion. These are such as from their celebrity could not be
omitted from any work on the legends of Rhineland, but they are few in
number.

The historical development, folklore, poetry, and art of the
Rhine-country have been dealt with in a special introductory chapter.
The history of the Rhine basin is a complicated and uneven one, chiefly
consisting in the rapid and perplexing rise and fall of dynasties and
the alternate confiscation of one or both banks of the devoted stream
to the empires of France or Germany. But the evolution of a reasoned
narrative has been attempted from this chaotic material, and, so far
as the author is aware, it is the only one existing in English. The
folklore and romance elements in Rhine legend have been carefully
examined, and the best poetic material upon the storied river has been
critically collected and reviewed. To those who may one day visit the
Rhine it is hoped that the volume may afford a suitable introduction to
a fascinating field of travel, while to such as have already viewed
its glories it may serve to renew old associations and awaken cherished
memories of a river without peer or parallel in its wealth of story, its
boundless mystery, and the hold which it has exercised upon all who
have lingered by the hero-trodden paths that wind among its mysterious
promontories and song-haunted strands.

--L.S.



CHAPTER I--TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL


There are many rivers whose celebrity is of much greater antiquity than
that of the Rhine. The Nile and the Ganges are intimately associated
with the early history of civilization and the mysterious beginnings
of wisdom; the Tiber is eloquent of that vanished Empire which was
the first to carry the torch of advancement into the dark places of
barbarian Europe; the name of the Jordan is sacred to thousands as that
first heard in infancy and linked with lives and memories divine. But,
universal as is the fame of these rivers, none of them has awakened in
the breasts of the dwellers on their banks such a fervent devotion,
such intense enthusiasm, or such a powerful patriotic appeal as has the
Rhine, at once the river, the frontier, and the palladium of the German
folk.

The Magic of the Rhine

But the appeal is wider, for the Rhine is peculiarly the home of a
legendary mysticism almost unique. Those whose lives are spent in their
creation and interpretation know that song and legend have a particular
affinity for water. Hogg, the friend of Shelley, was wont to tell how
the bright eyes of his comrade would dilate at the sight of even a
puddle by the roadside. Has water a hypnotic attraction for certain
minds? Be that as it may, there has crystallized round the great
waterways of the world a traditionary lore which preserves the thought
and feeling of the past, and retains many a circumstance of wonder and
marvel from olden epochs which the modern world could ill have spared.

Varied and valuable as are the traditional tales of other streams, none
possess that colour of intensity and mystery, that spell of ancient
profundity which belong to the legends of the Rhine. In perusing these
we feel our very souls plunged in darkness as that of the carven gloom
of some Gothic cathedral or the Cimmerian depths of some ancient forest
unpierced by sun-shafts. It is the Teutonic mystery which has us in
its grip, a thing as readily recognizable as the Celtic glamour or the
Egyptian gloom--a thing of the shadows of eld, stern, ancient, of a
ponderous fantasy, instinct with the spirit of nature, of dwarfs,
elves, kobolds, erlkings, the wraiths and shades of forest and flood, of
mountain and mere, of castled height and swift whirlpool, the denizens
of the deep valleys and mines, the bergs and heaths of this great
province of romance, this rich satrapy of Faëry.

A Land of Legend

Nowhere is legend so thickly strewn as on the banks of the Rhine. Each
step is eloquent of tradition, each town, village, and valley. No hill,
no castle but has its story, true or legendary. The Teuton is easily the
world’s master in the art of conserving local lore. As one speeds down
the broad breast of this wondrous river, gay with summer and flushed
with the laughter of early vineyards, so close is the network of legend
that the swiftly read or spoken tale of one locality is scarce over ere
the traveller is confronted by another. It is a surfeit of romance, an
inexhaustible hoard of the matter of marvel.

This noble stream with its wealth of tradition has made such a powerful
impression upon the national imagination that it has become intimate in
the soul of the people and commands a reverence and affection which
is not given by any other modern nation to its greatest and most
characteristic river. The Englishman has only a mitigated pride in the
Thames, as a great commercial asset or, its metropolitan borders once
passed, a river of peculiarly restful character; the Frenchman evinces
no very great enthusiasm toward the Seine; and if there are many Spanish
songs about the “chainless Guadalquivir,” the dons have been content
to retain its Arabic name. But what German heart does not thrill at the
name of the Rhine? What German cheek does not flush at the sound of that
mighty thunder-hymn which tells of his determination to preserve the
river of his fathers at the cost of his best blood? Nay, what man of
patriotic temperament but feels a responsive chord awake within him
at the thought of that majestic song, so stern, so strong, “clad in
armour,” vibrant with the clang of swords, instinct with the universal
accord of a united people? To those who have heard it sung by
multitudinous voices to the accompaniment of golden harps and silver
trumpets it is a thing which can never be forgotten, this world-song
that is at once a hymn of union, a song of the deepest love of country,
a defiance and an intimation of resistance to the death.

The Song of the ‘Iron Chancellor’

How potent Die Wacht am Rhein is to stir the hearts of the children of
the Fatherland is proven abundantly by an apposite story regarding the
great Bismarck, the ‘man of blood and iron.’ The scene is the German
Reichstag, and the time is that curious juncture in history when the
Germans, having realized that union is strength, were beginning to weld
together the petty kingdoms and duchies of which their mighty empire
was once composed. Gradually this task was becoming accomplished, and
meanwhile Germany grew eager to assert her power in Europe, wherefore
her rulers commenced to create a vast army. But Bismarck was not
satisfied, and in his eyes Germany’s safety was still unassured; so
he appealed to the Reichstag to augment largely their armaments. The
deputies looked at him askance, for a vast army meant ruinous taxation;
even von Moltke and von Roon shook their heads, well aware though they
were that a great European conflict might break out at any time; and,
in short, Bismarck’s proposal was met by a determined negative from
the whole House. “Ach, mein Gott!” he cried, holding out his hands in a
superb gesture of despair. “Ach, mein Gott! but these soldiers we must
have.” His hearers still demurred, reminding him that the people far and
near were groaning under the weight of taxation, and assuring him that
this could not possibly be increased, when he suddenly changed his
despairing gesture for a martial attitude, and with sublime eloquence
recited the lines:

     “Es braust ein Ruf wie Donnerhall,
     Wie Schwertgeklirr und Wogenprall;
     Zum Rhein, zum Rhein, zum deutschen Rhein,
     Wer will die Strömes Hüter sein?
     Lieb Vaterland, magst ruhig sein,
     Fest steht und treu die Wacht am Rhein.”

The effect was magical; the entire House resounded with cheers, and the
most unbounded enthusiasm prevailed. And ere the members dispersed
they had told Bismarck he might have, not ten thousand, but a hundred
thousand soldiers, such was the power of association awakened by this
famous hymn, such the spell it is capable of exercising on German
hearers.

Topography of the Rhine

Ere we set sail upon the dark sea of legend before us it is necessary
that, like prudent mariners, we should know whence and whither we are
faring. To this end it will be well that we should glance briefly at
the topography of the great river we are about to explore, and that we
should sketch rapidly the most salient occurrences in the strange
and varied pageant of its history, in order that we may the better
appreciate the wondrous tales of worldwide renown which have found birth
on its banks.

Although the most German of rivers, the Rhine does not run its entire
course through German territory, but takes its rise in Switzerland and
finds the sea in Holland. For no less than 233 miles it flows through
Swiss country, rising in the mountains of the canton of Grisons, and
irrigates every canton of the Alpine republic save that of Geneva.
Indeed, it waters over 14,000 square miles of Swiss territory in the
flow of its two main branches, the Nearer Rhine and the Farther Rhine,
which unite at Reichenau, near Coire. The Nearer Rhine issues at the
height of over 7000 feet from the glaciers of the Rheinwaldhorn
group, and flows for some thirty-five miles, first in a north-easterly
direction through the Rheinwald Valley, then northward through the
Schams Valley, by way of the Via Mala gorge, and Tomleschg Valley, and
so to Reichenau, where it is joined by its sister stream, the Farther
Rhine. The latter, rising in the little Alpine lake of Toma near the
Pass of St. Gotthard, flows in a north-easterly direction to Reichenau.
The Nearer Rhine is generally considered to be the more important
branch, though the Farther Rhine is the longer by some seven miles. From
Reichenau the Rhine flows north-eastward to Coire, and thence northward
to the Lake of Constance, receiving on its way two tributaries, the
Landquart and the Ill, both on the right bank. Indeed, from source to
sea the Rhine receives a vast number of tributaries, amounting, with
their branches, to over 12,000. Leaving the Lake of Constance at the
town of that name, the river flows westward to Basel, having as
the principal towns on its banks Constance, Schaffhausen, Waldshut,
Laufenburg, Säckingen, Rheinfelden, and Basel.

Not far from the town of Schaffhausen the river precipitates itself from
a height of 60 feet, in three leaps, forming the famous Falls of the
Rhine. At Coblentz a strange thing happens, for at this place the river
receives the waters of the Aar, swollen by the Reuss and the Limmat, and
of greater volume than the stream in which it loses itself.

It is at Basel that the Rhine, taking a northward trend, enters
Germany. By this time it has made a descent of nearly 7000 feet, and has
traversed about a third of its course. Between Basel and Mainz it flows
between the mountains of the Black Forest and the Vosges, the distance
between which forms a shallow valley of some width. Here and there it is
islanded, and its expanse averages about 1200 feet. The Taunus Mountains
divert it at Mainz, where it widens, and it flows westward for about
twenty miles, but at Bingen it once more takes its course northward, and
enters a narrow valley where the enclosing hills look down sheer upon
the water.

It is in this valley, probably one of the most romantic in the world,
that we find the legendary lore of the river packed in such richness
that every foot of its banks has its place in tradition. But that is not
to say that this portion of the Rhine is wanting in natural beauty. Here
are situated some of its sunniest vineyards, its most wildly romantic
heights, and its most picturesque ruins. This part of its course may be
said to end at the Siebengebirge, or ‘Seven Mountains,’ where the river
again widens and the banks become more bare and uninteresting. Passing
Bonn and Cologne, the bareness of the landscape is remarkable after the
variety of that from which we have just emerged, and henceforward the
river takes on what may be called a ‘Dutch’ appearance. After entering
Holland it divides into two branches, the Waal flowing to the west and
uniting with the Maas. The smaller branch to the right is still called
the Rhine, and throws off another branch, the Yssel, which flows into
the Zuider Zee. Once more the river bifurcates into insignificant
streams, one of which is called the Kromme Rijn, and beyond Utrecht, and
under the name of the Oude Rijn, or Old Rhine, it becomes so stagnant
that it requires the aid of a canal to drain it into the sea. Anciently
the Rhine at this part of its course was an abounding stream, but by the
ninth century the sands at Katwijk had silted it up, and it was only in
the beginning of last century that its way to the sea was made clear.

The Sunken City

More than six centuries ago Stavoren was one of the chief commercial
towns of Holland. Its merchants traded with all parts of the world, and
brought back their ships laden with rich cargoes, and the city became
ever more prosperous.

The majority of the people of Stavoren were well-to-do, and as their
wealth increased they became luxurious and dissipated, each striving to
outdo the others in the magnificence of their homes and the extravagance
of their hospitality.

Many of their houses, we are told, were like the palaces of princes,
built of white marble, furnished with the greatest sumptuousness, and
decorated with the costliest hangings and the rarest statuary.

But, says the legend, of all the Stavoren folk there was none
wealthier than young Richberta. This maiden owned a fleet of the finest
merchant-vessels of the city, and loved to ornament her palace with the
rich merchandise which these brought from foreign ports. With all her
jewels and gold and silver treasures, however, Richberta was not happy.
She gave gorgeous banquets to the other merchant-princes of the place,
each more magnificent than the last, not because she received any
pleasure from thus dispensing hospitality, but because she desired to
create envy and astonishment in the breasts of her guests.

On one occasion while such a feast was in progress Richberta was
informed that a stranger was waiting without who was desirous of
speaking with her. When she was told that the man had come all the way
from a distant land simply to admire her wonderful treasures, of which
he had heard so much, the maiden was highly flattered and gave orders
that he should be admitted without delay. An aged and decrepit man, clad
in a picturesque Eastern costume, was led into the room, and Richberta
bade him be seated at her side. He expected to receive from the young
lady the symbol of welcome--bread and salt. But no such common fare was
to be found on her table--all was rich and luxurious food.

The stranger seated himself in silence. At length he began to talk. He
had travelled in many lands, and now he told of his changing fortunes
in these far-off countries, always drawing a moral from his
adventures--that all things earthly were evanescent as the dews of
morning. The company listened attentively to the discourse of the sage;
all, that is, but their hostess, who was angry and disappointed that he
had said no word of the wealth and magnificence displayed in her palace,
the rich fare on her table, and all the signs of luxury with which he
was surrounded. At length she could conceal her chagrin no longer, and
asked the stranger directly whether he had ever seen such splendour in
his wanderings as that he now beheld.

“Tell me,” she said, “is there to be found in the courts of your Eastern
kings such rare treasures as these of mine?”

“Nay,” replied the sage, “they have no pearls and rich embroideries to
match thine. Nevertheless, there is one thing missing from your board,
and that the best and most valuable of all earthly gifts.”

In vain Richberta begged that he would tell her what that most precious
of treasures might be. He answered all her inquiries in an evasive
manner, and at last, when her question could no longer be evaded, he
rose abruptly and left the room. And, seek as she might, Richberta could
find no trace of her mysterious visitor.

Richberta strove to discover the meaning of the old man’s words. She was
rich--she possessed greater treasures than any in Stavoren, at a time
when that city was among the wealthiest in Europe--and yet she lacked
the most precious of earth’s treasures. The memory of the words galled
her pride and excited her curiosity to an extraordinary pitch. In vain
she asked the wise men of her time--the priests and philosophers--to
read her the riddle of the mysterious traveller. None could name a
treasure that was not already hers.

In her anxiety to obtain the precious thing, whatever it might be,
Richberta sent all her ships to sea, telling the captain of each not
to return until he had found some treasure that she did not already
possess. The vessels were victualled for seven years, so that the
mariners might have ample time in which to pursue their quest. So their
commander sent one division of the fleet to the east, another to the
west, while he left his own vessel to the hazard of the winds, letting
it drift wheresoever the fates decreed. His ship as well as the others
was laden heavily with provisions, and during the first storm they
encountered it was necessary to cast a considerable portion of the food
overboard, so that the ship might right itself. As it was, the remaining
provisions were so damaged by the sea-water that they rotted in a few
days and became unfit for food. A pestilence would surely follow the use
of such unwholesome stuff, and consequently the entire cargo of bread
had to be cast into the sea.

The commander saw his crew ravaged by the dreaded scurvy, suffering from
the lack of bread. Then only did he begin to perceive the real meaning
of the sage’s words. The most valuable of all earthly treasures was not
the pearls from the depths of the sea, gold or silver from the heart of
the mountains, nor the rich spices of the Indies. The most common of all
earth’s, products, that which was to be found in every country, which
flourished in every clime, on which the lives of millions depended--this
was the greatest treasure, and its name was--bread.

Having reached this conclusion, the commander of Richberta’s fleet set
sail for a Baltic port, where he took on board a cargo of corn, and
returned immediately to Stavoren.

Richberta was astonished and delighted to see that he had achieved his
purpose so soon, and bade him tell her of what the treasure consisted
which he had brought with him. The commander thereupon recounted his
adventures--the storm, the throwing overboard of their store of bread,
and the consequent sufferings of the crew--and told how he at length
discovered what was the greatest treasure on earth, the priceless
possession which the stranger had looked for in vain at her rich board.
It was bread, he said simply, and the cargo he had brought home was
corn.

Richberta was beside herself with passion. When she had recovered
herself sufficiently to speak she asked him:

“At which side of the ship did you take in the cargo?”

“At the right side,” he replied.

“Then,” she exclaimed angrily, “I order you to cast it into the sea from
the left side.”

It was a cruel decision. Stavoren, like every other city, had its quota
of poor families, and these were in much distress at the time, many of
them dying from sheer starvation. The cargo of corn would have provided
bread for them throughout the whole winter, and the commander urged
Richberta to reconsider her decision. As a last resort he sent the
barefooted children of the city to her, thinking that their mute misery
would move her to alleviate their distress and give them the shipload
of corn. But all was in vain. Richberta remained adamantine, and in full
view of the starving multitude she had the precious cargo cast into the
sea.

But the curses of the despairing people had their effect. Far down in
the bed of the sea the grains of corn germinated, and a harvest of bare
stalks grew until it reached the surface of the water. The shifting
quicksands at the bottom of the sea were bound together by the
overspreading stalks into a mighty sand-bank which rose above the
surface in front of the town of Stavoren.

No longer were the merchant-vessels able to enter the harbour, for
it was blocked by the impassable bank. Nay, instead of finding refuge
there, many a ship was dashed to pieces by the fury of the breakers, and
Stavoren became a place of ill-fame to the mariner.

All the wealth and commerce of this proud city were at an end. Richberta
herself, whose wanton act had raised the sand-bank, had her ships
wrecked there one by one, and was reduced to begging for bread in the
city whose wealthiest inhabitant she had once been. Then, perhaps, she
could appreciate the words of the old traveller, that bread was the
greatest of earthly treasures.

At last the ocean, dashing against the huge mound with ever-increasing
fury, burst through the dyke which Richberta had raised, overwhelmed the
town, and buried it for ever under the waves.

And now the mariner, sailing on the Zuider Zee, passes above the
engulfed city and sees with wonderment the towers and spires of the
‘Sunken Land.’

Historical Sketch

Like other world-rivers, the Rhine has attracted to its banks a
succession of races of widely divergent origin. Celt, Teuton, Slav, and
Roman have contested for the territories which it waters, and if the
most enduring of these races has finally achieved dominion over the
fairest river-province in Europe, who shall say that it has emerged from
the struggle as a homogeneous people, having absorbed none of the blood
of those with whom it strove for the lordship of this vine-clad valley?
He would indeed be a courageous ethnologist who would suggest a purely
Germanic origin for the Rhine race. As the historical period dawns upon
Middle Europe we find the Rhine basin in the possession of a people of
Celtic blood. As in Britain and France, this folk has left its indelible
mark upon the countryside in a wealth of place-names embodying its
characteristic titles for flood, village, and hill. In such prefixes and
terminations as magh, brig, dun, and etc we espy the influence of Celtic
occupants, and Maguntiacum, or Mainz, and Borbetomagus, or Worms, are
examples of that ‘Gallic’ idiom which has indelibly starred the map of
Western Europe.

Prehistoric Miners

The remains of this people which are unearthed from beneath the
superincumbent strata of their Teutonic successors in the country show
them to have been typical of their race. Like their kindred in Britain,
they had successfully exploited the mineral treasures of the country,
and their skill as miners is eloquently upheld by the mute witness of
age-old cinder-heaps by which are found the once busy bronze hammer and
the apparatus of the smelting-furnace, speaking of the slow but steady
smith-toil upon which the foundation of civilization arose. There was
scarcely a mineral beneath the loamy soil which masked the metalliferous
rock which they did not work. From Schönebeck to Dürkheim lies an
immense bed of salt, and this the Celtic population of the district dug
and condensed by aid of fires fed by huge logs cut from the giant trees
of the vast and mysterious forests which have from time immemorial
shadowed the whole existence of the German race. The salt, moulded or
cut into blocks, was transported to Gaul as an article of commerce. But
the Celts of the Rhine achieved distinction in other arts of life, for
their pottery, weapons, and jewellery will bear comparison with those of
prehistoric peoples in any part of Europe.

As has been remarked, at the dawn of history we find the Rhine Celts
everywhere in full retreat before the rude and more virile Teutons.
They lingered latterly about the Moselle and in the district of Eifel,
offering a desperate resistance to the onrushing hordes of Germanic
warriors. In all likelihood they were outnumbered, if not outmatched
in skill and valour, and they melted away before the savage ferocity of
their foes, probably seeking asylum with their kindred in Gaul.

Probably the Teutonic tribes had already commenced to apply pressure to
the Celtic inhabitants of Rhine-land in the fourth century before the
Christian era. As was their wont, they displaced the original possessors
of the soil as much by a process of infiltration as by direct conquest.
The waves of emigration seem to have come from Rhaetia and Pannonia,
broad-headed folk, who were in a somewhat lower condition of barbarism
than the race whose territory they usurped, restless, assertive, and
irritable. Says Beddoe:[1]

[Footnote 1: The Anthropological History of Europe, p. 100.]

“The mass of tall, blond, vigorous barbarians multiplied, seethed,
and fretted behind the barrier thus imposed. Tacitus and several other
classic authors speak of the remarkable uniformity in their appearance;
how they were all tall and handsome, with fierce blue eyes and yellow
hair. Humboldt remarks the tendency we all have to see only the
single type in a strange foreign people, and to shut our eyes to the
differences among them. Thus some of us think sheep all alike, but the
shepherd knows better; and many think all Chinamen are alike, whereas
they differ, in reality, quite as much as we do, or rather more. But
with respect to the ancient Germans, there certainly was among them one
very prevalent form of head, and even the varieties of feature which
occur among the Marcomans--for example, on Marcus Aurelius’ column--all
seem to oscillate round one central type.

The ‘Graverow’ Type

“This is the Graverow type of Ecker, the Hohberg type of His and
Rutimeyer, the Swiss anatomists. In it the head is long, narrow (say
from 70 to 76 in. breadth-index), as high or higher than it is broad,
with the upper part of the occiput very prominent, the forehead rather
high than broad, often dome-shaped, often receding, with prominent
brows, the nose long, narrow, and prominent, the cheek-bones narrow and
not prominent, the chin well marked, the mouth apt to be prominent in
women. In Germany persons with these characters have almost always light
eyes and hair.... This Graverow type is almost exclusively what is
found in the burying-places of the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries,
whether of the Alemanni, the Bavarians, the Franks, the Saxons, or the
Burgundians. Schetelig dug out a graveyard in Southern Spain which is
attributed to the Visigoths. Still the same harmonious elliptic form,
the same indices, breadth 73, height 74.”

Early German Society

Tacitus in his Germania gives a vivid if condensed picture of Teutonic
life in the latter part of the first century:

“The face of the country, though in some parts varied, presents a
cheerless scene, covered with the gloom of forests, or deformed with
wide-extended marshes; toward the boundaries of Gaul, moist and swampy;
on the side of Noricum and Pannonia, more exposed to the fury of the
winds. Vegetation thrives with sufficient vigour. The soil produces
grain, but is unkind to fruit-trees; well stocked with cattle, but of an
under-size, and deprived by nature of the usual growth and ornament of
the head. The pride of a German consists in the number of his flocks
and herds; they are his only riches, and in these he places his chief
delight. Gold and silver are withheld from them: is it by the favour or
the wrath of Heaven? I do not, however, mean to assert that in Germany
there are no veins of precious ore; for who has been a miner in these
regions? Certain it is they do not enjoy the possession and use of those
metals with our sensibility. There are, indeed, silver vessels to be
seen among them, but they were presents to their chiefs or ambassadors;
the Germans regard them in no better light than common earthenware.
It is, however, observable that near the borders of the empire the
inhabitants set a value upon gold and silver, finding them subservient
to the purposes of commerce. The Roman coin is known in those parts, and
some of our specie is not only current, but in request. In places more
remote the simplicity of ancient manners still prevails: commutation of
property is their only traffic. Where money passes in the way of barter
our old coin is the most acceptable, particularly that which is indented
at the edge, or stamped with the impression of a chariot and two horses,
called the Serrati and Bigati. Silver is preferred to gold, not from
caprice or fancy, but because the inferior metal is of more expeditious
use in the purchase of low-priced commodities.

Ancient German Weapons

“Iron does not abound in Germany, if we may judge from the weapons in
general use. Swords and large lances are seldom seen. The soldier
grasps his javelin, or, as it is called in their language, his fram--an
instrument tipped with a short and narrow piece of iron, sharply
pointed, and so commodious that, as occasion requires, he can manage
it in close engagement or in distant combat. With this and a shield the
cavalry are completely armed. The infantry have an addition of missive
weapons. Each man carries a considerable number, and being naked, or,
at least, not encumbered by his light mantle, he throws his weapon to a
distance almost incredible. A German pays no attention to the ornament
of his person; his shield is the object of his care, and this he
decorates with the liveliest colours. Breastplates are uncommon. In a
whole army you will not see more than one or two helmets. Their horses
have neither swiftness nor elegance, nor are they trained to the various
evolutions of the Roman cavalry. To advance in a direct line, or wheel
suddenly to the right, is the whole of their skill, and this they
perform in so compact a body that not one is thrown out of his rank.
According to the best estimate, the infantry comprise the national
strength, and, for that reason, always fight intermixed with the
cavalry. The flower of their youth, able by their vigour and activity
to keep pace with the movements of the horse, are selected for this
purpose, and placed in the front of the lines. The number of these is
fixed and certain: each canton sends a hundred, from that circumstance
called Hundreders by the army. The name was at first numerical only: it
is now a title of honour. Their order of battle presents the form of a
wedge. To give ground in the heat of action, provided you return to the
charge, is military skill, not fear or cowardice. In the most fierce and
obstinate engagement, even when the fortune of the day is doubtful, they
make it a point to carry off their slain. To abandon their shield is a
flagitious crime. The person guilty of it is interdicted from religious
rites and excluded from the assembly of the state. Many who survived
their honour on the day of battle have closed a life of ignominy by a
halter.”

Teutonic Customs

The kings of this rude but warlike folk were elected by the suffrages of
the nobility, and their leaders in battle, as was inevitable with such
a people, were chosen by reason of their personal prowess. The legal
functions were exercised by the priesthood, and punishments were thus
held to be sanctioned by the gods. Among this barbaric people the female
sex was held as absolutely sacred, the functions of wife and mother
being accounted among the highest possible to humanity, and we observe
in ancient accounts of the race that typically Teutonic conception of
the woman as seer or prophetess which so strongly colours early Germanic
literature. Women, indeed, in later times, when Christianity had
nominally conquered Paganism, remained as the sole conservators of the
ancient Teutonic magico-religious lore, and in the curtained recesses of
dark-timbered halls whiled away the white hours of winter by the painful
spelling out of runic characters and the practice of arts which they
were destined to convey from the priests of Odin and Thor to the witches
of medieval days.

Costume of the Early Teuton

The personal appearance of these barbarians was as rude and simple as
were their manners. Says Tacitus:

“The clothing in use is a loose mantle, made fast with a clasp, or, when
that cannot be had, with a thorn. Naked in other respects, they loiter
away whole days by the fireside. The rich wear a garment, not, indeed,
displayed and flowing, like the Parthians or the people of Sarmatia,
but drawn so tight that the form of the limbs is palpably expressed. The
skins of wild animals are also much in use. Near the frontier, on the
borders of the Rhine, the inhabitants wear them, but with an air of
neglect that shows them altogether indifferent about the choice, The
people who live more remote, near the northern seas, and have not
acquired by commerce a taste for new-fashioned apparel, are more curious
in the selection. They choose particular beasts and, having stripped
off the furs, clothe themselves with the spoil, decorated with
parti-coloured spots, or fragments taken from the skins of fish that
swim the ocean as yet unexplored by the Romans. In point of dress there
is no distinction between the sexes, except that the garment of the
women is frequently made of linen, adorned with purple stains, but
without sleeves, leaving the arms and part of the bosom uncovered.”

The Germanic Tribes

It is also from Tacitus that we glean what were the names and
descriptions of those tribes who occupied the territory adjacent to the
Rhine. The basin of the river between Strassburg and Mainz was inhabited
by the Tribacci, Nemetes, and Vangiones, further south by the Matiacci
near Wiesbaden, and the Ubii in the district of Cologne. Further north
lay the Sugambri, and the delta of the river in the Low Countries was
the seat of the brave Batavii, from whom came the bulk of the legions by
means of which Agricola obtained a footing in far Caledonia. Before the
Roman invasion of their territories these tribes were constantly engaged
in internecine warfare, a condition of affairs not to be marvelled at
when we learn that at their tribal councils the warrior regarded as
an inspired speaker was he who was most powerfully affected by the
potations in which all habitually indulged to an extent which seemed to
the cultured Roman as bestial in the last degree. The constant bearing
of arms, added to their frequent addiction to powerful liquors, also
seemed to render the Germanic warriors quarrelsome to excess, and to
provoke intertribal strife.

The Romans in the Rhine Country

Caesar is the first Roman writer to give us any historical data
concerning the peoples who inhabited the basin of the Rhine. He
conquered the tribes on the left bank, and was followed a generation or
so later by Augustus, who established numerous fortified posts on the
river. But the Romans never succeeded in obtaining a firm occupancy of
the right bank. Their chief object in colonizing the Rhine territory
was to form an effective barrier between themselves and the restless
barbarian tribes of the Teutonic North, the constant menace of whose
invasion lay as a canker at the heart of rich and fruitful Italy. With
the terror of a barbarian inroad ever before their eyes, the cohorts of
the Imperial City constructed a formidable vallum, or earthen wall, from
the vicinity of Linz to Regensburg, on the Danube, a distance of three
hundred and fifty miles, for the purpose of raising a barrier against
the advance of the warlike men of the North. They further planted a
colony of veterans in the Black Forest neighbourhood in order that
invasion might be resisted from that side. But as the Empire began to
exhibit signs of decadence the barbarians were quick to recognize the
symptoms of weakness in those who barred their advance to the wealthy
South, the objective of their dreams, hurled themselves against the
boundary, now rendered feeble by reason of the withdrawal of its most
experienced defenders, and, despite a stern resistance, flooded the rich
valleys of the Rhine, swamped the colonies on the left bank which had
imbibed Roman civilization, and made all wholly Teutonic.

The Rebellion of the Barbarians

This was, however, a process of years, and by no means a speedy
conquest. The closing years of Augustus’ reign were clouded by a general
rising of the Rhine peoples. Quintilius Varus, an officer who had been
entrusted with the government of the provinces beyond the Rhine, proved
totally unequal to curbing the bolder spirits among the Germans, who
under their chief, Arminius, boldly challenged the forces of this
short-sighted officer. Arminius belonged to the Cherusci. He had served
with the German horsemen in the Rhenish armies, and was conversant with
the Latin language. Observing that half, at least, of the Roman forces
were on leave, he incited the tribes of Lower Saxony to revolt. The weak
Varus, who had underestimated the influence of Arminius, attempted to
quell the rising, but without success, and the bank of the river was
the scene of a wholesale slaughter. Varus, completely losing his nerve,
attempted to separate the cavalry from the infantry and endeavoured to
escape with three squadrons of the former; but the Germans surrounded
them, and after a hand-to-hand struggle of three days the Roman army
was annihilated. The news of this disaster prompted the aged Emperor
to dispatch his son Tiberius to suppress what appeared to be a general
rising of the North. The Rhenish tribes, however, were too wary to meet
the powerful force now sent against them in the open field, and during
the remainder of the year Tiberius, left in peace, occupied himself in
strengthening the Rhine fortifications.

He was soon after recalled to Rome to assume the purple on the death of
Augustus. Germanicus, who had taken command of the legions on the Rhine,
became conscious of discontent among the soldiers, who threatened to
carry him into Rome and thrust him into the seat of empire. But he
soothed the passions of his soldiers by gifts and promises. A road was
opened from the Rhine into the German hinterland, and Germanicus led his
army into the heart of a country of which he knew but little to avenge
the disasters of the Varian legions. The forest folk eluded the invading
host, which now sought to return to headquarters; but ere they had
completed the journey they were assailed and suffered a severe reverse.

Numerous revolts occurred among the Gaulish legions in the service of
the Roman Empire in Germany. But the stubborn and trained resistance of
the Romans no less than the inexperience of the Gauls led to a cessation
of hostilities. The secret of Roman power in Rhenish territory lay in
the circumstance that the two great elements of German nationality, the
nobility and the priesthood, were becoming Romanized. But a rude culture
was beginning to blossom, and a desire arose among the barbarians for
unity. They wished to band themselves into a nation.

The Franks and Goths

The most dangerous enemies of Rome during the reigns of Valerian and
Gallienus were the Franks, the Alemanni, and the Goths, whose action
finally decided the conquest of the Rhenish provinces of Rome. The name
Frank, or Freedman, was given to a confederacy formed in A.D. 240 by the
old inhabitants of the Lower Rhine and the Weser. It consisted of the
Chauci, the Cherusci, and the Chatti, and of several other tribes of
greater or less renown. The Romans foresaw the power of this formidable
union and, by the presence of the Emperor himself and his son,
endeavoured to stem the invasion, which threatened their suzerainty. The
Franks, fond of liberty and imbued with a passion for conquest, crossed
the Rhine, in spite of its strong fortifications, and carried their
devastations to the foot of the Pyrenees. For twelve years Gallienus
attempted to stem the torrent thus freed.

The Alemanni, who belonged to the Upper Rhine, between the Main and the
Danube, were composed of many tribes, the most important of which
was the celebrated Suevi. This people, who had now become a permanent
nation, threatened the Empire with an invasion which was checked with
difficulty after they had fought their way to the gates of Rome itself.
In A.D. 271 Aurelian completely subdued the Rhenish peoples, numbers of
whom were dragged in his triumph through the streets of Rome; but after
his brief reign the old condition of things reasserted itself, until
Probus, who assumed the purple in 276, restored peace and order by the
construction of a massive wall between the Rhine and the Danube over two
hundred miles in length. The barbarians were driven beyond the river,
which had hitherto served as a boundary-line, even past the Elbe and the
Neckar. Finally, however, the internecine strife in the Imperial City
forced the Romans to return thence, and Rhineland was abandoned to the
will of its semi-barbarian inhabitants.

The early Christian centuries are full of the sound of conflict. In the
fourth century the principal tribes in Western Germany were the Franks
and the Alemanni, the former of whom maintained a constant strife with
the Saxons, who pressed heavily upon their rear. The Franks occupied the
lower portion of the river, near to its mouth, whilst the Alemanni dwelt
on the portion to the bounds of Helvetia and Switzerland. At this period
great racial upheavals appear to have been taking place further east.
By the beginning of the sixth century the Saxons seem to have penetrated
almost to the north-western Rhine, where the Franks were now supreme.

The Merovingians

In the middle of the fifth century arose the powerful dynasty of the
Merovingians, one of the most picturesque royal houses in the roll
of history. In their records we see the clash of barbarism with
advancement, the bizarre tints of a semi-civilization unequalled in rude
magnificence. Giant shadows of forgotten kings stalk across the canvas,
their royal purple intermingling with the shaggy fell of the bear
and wolf. One, Chilperic, a subtle grammarian and the inventor of new
alphabetic symbols, is yet the most implacable of his race, the murderer
of his wife, the heartless slayer of hundreds, to whom human life is as
that of cattle skilled in the administration of poison, a picturesque
cut-throat. Others are weaklings, fainéants; but one, the most dread
woman in Frankish history, Fredegonda, the queen of Chilperic, towers
above all in this masque of slaughter and treachery.

Tradition makes claim that Andernach was the cradle of the Merovingian
dynasty. In proof of this are shown the extensive ruins of the palace
of these ancient Frankish kings. Merovig, from whom the race derived
its name, was said to be the son of Clodio, but legend relates far
otherwise. In name and origin he was literally a child of the Rhine, his
father being a water-monster who seized the wife of Clodio while bathing
in that river. In time she gave birth to a child, more monster than man,
the spine being covered with bristles, fingers and toes webbed, eyes
covered with a film, and thighs and legs horny with large shining
scales. Clodio, though aware of the real paternity of this creature,
adopted it as his own son, as did King Minos in the case of the
Minotaur, giving him the name Merovig from his piscatory origin. On
Clodio’s death the demi-monster succeeded to the throne, and from him
sprang a long line of sovereigns, worthless and imbecile for the most
part.

Childeric, the son and successor of Merovig, enraged his people to such
a degree by his excesses that they drove him from throne and country.
One friend alone remained to him, Winomadus, who, having no female
relations to suffer by the king’s attentions, did not find the
friendship so irksome as others; indeed, had been a partner in his
licentious pleasures. He undertook to watch over the interests of
Childeric during his enforced absence in Thuringia at the court of
Basium, king of that country. The Franks had elected Aegidius, a Roman
general, to the sovereignty over them, but as he proved himself no
better than Childeric, whom they had deposed, they once more essayed
to choose another ruler. This was made known to Childeric through his
friend Winomadus. He rapidly returned to the shores of the Rhine and,
reinforcing his following as he proceeded on his march, appeared before
Andernach at the head of a formidable force, composed of many of his
former subjects, together with Thuringian auxiliaries. The people of
Andernach, unable to resist this overwhelming argument, again accepted
Childeric as their king.

Basina the Sorceress

While in Thuringia Childeric had seduced the affections of Basina, the
queen of his protector. When he regained his throne he induced her to
leave her husband, and made her his queen. Basina was a sorceress,
one who could divine the future and also bestow the gift upon others.
Through this she gained great influence over Childeric, who desired to
see and know what fate had in store for himself and his race. Basina
agreed to satisfy his curiosity, and one night, at the midnight hour,
they climbed together to the summit of the hill behind Andernach. There
she bade him stand and look out over the plain while she performed her
magical operations. After some lengthy incantations she bade him look
well and tell her what he saw.

In a trance-like voice the king replied:

“I see a great light upon the plain, although all around is blackest
night.”

He paused; then, at her bidding, proceeded again:

“I see an immense concourse of wild animals--the lion, the tiger,
the spotted pard, the elephant, the unicorn--ah! they are coming this
way--they will devour us!” and he turned to flee in great terror.

Basina bade him stay in peremptory tones and again to look out over the
plain. In a voice of alarm he cried out:

“I see bears and wolves, jackals and hyenas. Heaven help us, the others
are all gone!”

Heedless of his terror, the queen bade him look again and, for the last
time, tell her what he saw.

“I see now dogs and cats and little creatures of all kinds. But there is
one small animal--smaller than a mouse--who commands them all. Ah! he is
eating them up--swallowing them all--one after another.”

As he looked the light, the plain, the animals all vanished, and
darkness fell. Basina then read to him the meaning of his vision.

“The first vision you saw indicated the character of our immediate
successors. They will be as bold as lions, terrible as tigers, strong
as elephants, uncommon as unicorns, beautiful as the pard. These are the
men of an age; for a century shall they rule over the land.”

At this Childeric was delighted and ejaculated a fervent “Praise be to
the gods!”

“The second,” pursued Basina, “are the men of the following century--our
more remote descendants--rude as the bear, fell as the wolf, fawning
as the jackal, cruel as the hyena--the curse of their people
and--themselves. The last one--the following century--they will be weak,
timid, irresolute--the prey of every base and low thing, the victims of
violence, deceit, and cunning; vanquished and destroyed at last by the
smallest of their own subjects.”

Such was Childeric’s vision and his queen’s interpretation.

As she had predicted, the Merovingian dynasty lasted three hundred
years, when it was overturned by one Pepin of Heristal, the smallest man
of his day--at least, so tradition tells.

At the death of Clovis his sons split up the kingdom, and from that
epoch a deadly war was waged between the rival kingdoms of Neustria and
Austrasia, the west and the east.

The wars of Neustria and Austrasia (Ost Reich, the Eastern Kingdom,
which has, of course, no connexion with the modern Austria) are related
by Gregory of Tours in his Ecclesiastical History of the Franks, one of
the most brilliant pieces of historical and biographical writing to be
discovered among the literature of Europe in the Dark Ages. Metz was the
capital of this kingdom-province. Fredegonda, the queen of Chilperic of
Neustria, had a deadly blood-feud with her sister-in-law of Austrasia,
and in the event put her rival to death by having her torn asunder
by wild horses (A.D. 613). Later Austrasia became incorporated with
Franconia, which in 843 was included in the kingdom of Louis the German.

The Great Race of Charlemagne

The race of the Carolingians, whose greatest monarch was the famous
Charlemagne, or Karl der Grosse, sprang from a family of usurpers known
as the ‘Mayors of the Palace,’ who had snatched the crown from the rois
fainéants, the last weakly shoots of the mighty line of Merovig. He was
the elder son of Pepin the Short, and succeeded, on the death of his
father in A.D. 768, to a kingdom which extended from the Low Countries
to the borders of Spain. His whole life was one prolonged war undertaken
against the forces of paganism, the Moors of Spain who harassed his
borders to the south, and the restless Saxon tribes dwelling between
the Rhine, Weser, and Elbe. Innumerable are the legends and romances
concerning this great, wise, and politic monarch and statesman,
who, surrounding himself with warriors of prowess whom he called his
paladins, unquestionably kept the light of Christianity and civilization
burning in Western Europe. He was, however, quite as great a legislator
as a warrior, and founded schools and hospitals in every part of his
kingdom. He died at Aix-la-Chapelle in 814, and was buried there.[1]

[Footnote 1: For numerous critical articles upon Charlemagne and
the epics or chansons des gestes connected with him see the author’s
Dictionary of Medieval Romance.]

The ‘Song of the Saxons’

One of the most stirring of the romances which tell of the wars of
Charlemagne in the Rhine country is the Song of the Saxons, fifth in
number of the Romans des Douze Pairs de France, and composed by Jean
Bodel, a poet of Artois, who flourished toward the middle of the
thirteenth century. Charles, sitting at table in Laon one Whitsuntide
with fourteen kings, receives news of an invasion of the Saxons, who
have taken Cologne, killed many Frankish nobles, and laid waste the
country. A racy epitome of the events which follow has been given
by Ludlow in his Popular Epics of the Middle Ages (1865) as follows:
“Charles invades Saxony, and reaches the banks of ‘Rune the Deep,’
beyond which lies Guiteclin’s palace of ‘Tremoigne’ (supposed to be
Dortmund, in Westphalia). The river is too deep to be crossed by the
army, although the two young knights, Baldwin and Berard, succeed in
doing so in quest of adventure. The Saxons will not attack, trusting
that the French will be destroyed by delay and the seasons. And, indeed,
after two years and four months, the barons represent to the Emperor
the sad plight of the host, and urge him to call upon the men of Herupe
(North-west France) for performance of their warlike service. This
is done accordingly, and the Herupe barons make all haste to their
sovereign’s aid, and come up just after the Saxons have made an
unsuccessful attack. They send to ask where they are to lodge their
troops. The Emperor points them laughingly to the other side of the
Rune, where float the silken banners of the Saxons, but says that any
of his men shall give up their camping-place to them. The Herupe men,
however, determine to take him at his word and, whilst the Archbishop
of Sens blesses the water, boldly fling themselves in and cross it, and
end, after a tremendous struggle, in taking up the quarters assigned to
them; but when he sees their prowess the Emperor recalls them to his own
side of the river.

“A bridge is built, the army passes over it, the Saxons are discomfited
in a great battle, and Guiteclin is killed in single combat by
Charlemagne himself.

“By this time the slender vein of historic truth which runs through the
poem may be considered as quite exhausted. Yet the real epic interest
of the work centres in its wholly apocryphal conclusion, connected
essentially with its purely romantic side.

“Sebile, the wife of Guiteclin, is a peerless beauty, wise withal and
courteous; ‘hair had she long and fair, more than the shining gold, a
brow polished and clear, eyes blue and laughing, a very well-made nose,
teeth small and white, a savourous mouth, more crimson than blood;
and in body and limbs so winning was she that God never made the man,
howsoever old and tottering, if he durst look at her, but was moved with
desire.’”

Fair Helissend, the daughter of the murdered Milo of Cologne, is her
captive at once and her favourite, and when the French host takes up its
position before the Rune, names and points out young Baldwin to her.

With her husband’s sanction, Sebile has her tent pitched on the bank,
and establishes herself there with her ladies to act as decoys to the
Franks; for “fair lady’s look makes men undertake folly.” She is taken,
however, in her own toils; falls in love with Baldwin one summer’s day
on seeing him ride forth with hawk on wrist, and makes Helissend invite
him over the river, under a very frank pledge that “she will be his,
for loss or gain.” Their first meeting apparently takes place in the
presence of Sebile’s ladies, and so little mystery is attached to their
love that, on Baldwin’s return to the Frank host after killing and
despoiling of his armour a Saxon chief, he not only tells his adventure
publicly to the Emperor, but the latter promises in a twelvemonth to
have him crowned king of the country and to give him Sebile for wife,
forbidding him, however, to cross the river any more--a command which
Baldwin hears without meaning to obey. Nay, when Baldwin has once broken
this injunction and escaped with great difficulty from the Saxons, the
Emperor imposes on him the brutal penance of entering Sebile’s tent to
kiss her in the sight of the Saxons, and bringing back her ring--which
Baldwin contrives to fulfil by putting on the armour of a Saxon knight
whom he kills. As in The Taking of Orange, it never seems to occur
to the poet that there can be any moral wrong in making love to a
“Saracen’s” wife, or in promising her hand in her husband’s lifetime;
and, strange to say, so benignant are these much-wronged paynim that
Guiteclin is not represented as offering or threatening the slightest
ill-treatment to his faithless queen, however wroth he may be against
her lover; nor, indeed, as having even the sense to make her pitch her
tent further from the bank. The drollest bit of sentimentality occurs,
however, after the victory of the Franks and Guiteclin’s death, when
Sebile is taken prisoner. After having been bestowed in marriage
on Baldwin by the Emperor, she asks one boon of both, which is that
Guiteclin’s body be sought for, lest the beasts should eat it--a request
the exceeding nobleness of which strikes the Emperor and the Frank
knights with astonishment. When the body is found and brought to Sebile,
“the water of her eyes falls down her chin. ‘Ha, Guiteclin,’ said she,
‘so gentle a man were you, liberal and free-spending, and of noble
witness! If in heaven and on earth Mahomet has no power, even to pray
Him who made Lazarus, I pray and request Him to have mercy on
thee.’” The dead man is then placed in a great marble tomb; Sebile
is christened, marries her lover, and is crowned with him as Queen of
Saxony, Helissend being in like manner given to Berard.

“It is now that the truly tragical part of the poem commences. Charles
and his host depart, the Emperor warning his nephew to be courteous,
loyal, and generous, to keep true faith to his wife, yet not to spend
too much time in her arms, but to beware of the Saxons. The caution is
needed, for already the two sons of Guiteclin, with one hundred thousand
Russians and Bulgarians, and the giant Ferabras of Russia, a personage
twelve feet high, with light hair plaited together, reddish beard, and
flattened face, are within a day and a half’s journey of ‘Tremoigne,’
burning to avenge Guiteclin. One Thursday morning their invasion is
announced to the young king, who has but fifteen thousand men to oppose
to them. Sebile embraces her husband’s knees, and entreats him to send
at once for help to his uncle; the barons whom he has called to counsel
favour her advice. ‘Barons,’ said Baldwin, ‘I should fear the dishonour
of it. It is too soon to seek and pray for succour. We have not yet
unhorsed knights, cut arms from bodies, made bowels trail; we are
fifteen thousand young men untried, who should buy our praise and our
honour, and seize and acquire strange lands, and kill and shame and
grieve our enemies, cleave the bright helmets, pierce the shields, break
and tear the hauberks of mail, shed blood and make brains to fly. To
me a pleasure it seems to put on hauberk, watch long nights, fast long
days. Let us go strike upon them without more delay, that we may be
able to govern this kingdom.’ The barons listen with an ill-will to this
speech; Baldwin himself, on viewing the paynim host, is staggered at
their numbers, and lets Sebile persuade him to send a messenger to his
uncle. However, with five thousand men he makes a vigorous attack on
the vanguard of the Saxons, consisting of twenty thousand, and ends
by putting them to flight. On the news of this repulse the two sons of
Guiteclin come out, apparently with the bulk of the army. The French
urge the young king to re-enter the city, but he refuses--Sebile
would hold him for a sleepy coward. He kills Ferabras, unhorses one of
Guiteclin’s sons. But the disparity of numbers is too great; the French
are obliged to retreat, and shut themselves up in the city.

“Meanwhile the messenger had reached Charlemagne at Cologne with the
news of the renewal of the war. Whilst all his barons are summoned,
the Emperor starts in haste himself for Saxony with ten thousand men.
Baldwin was seated in his tower, looking out upon a league of hostile
tents, complaining to Sebile, who ‘comforts him as a worthy lady,’
bidding him trust in his uncle’s succour. She is the first to descry
the French host and to point it out to her husband. ‘Ah, God!’ said
Charles’s nephew, ‘fair Father Creator, yet will I avenge me of the
pagan people.’ He goes down from his palace, and cries to his men, ‘Arm
ye, knights! Charles is returned.’

“The besieged prepare at once for a sally. Sebile places the helmet
on her husband’s head and kisses him, never to see him more alive.
The enemy are disarmed; three thousand of them are killed by the time
Baldwin cuts his way to his uncle, to whom, as his liege lord, he makes
complaint against the Saxons. The Emperor’s answer contains little but
philosophic comfort: ‘Fair nephew, so goes war; when your day comes,
know that you will die; your father died, you will not escape. Yonder
are your enemies, of whom you complain; I give you leave, go and strike
them.’ Uncle and nephew both perform wonders. But Berard is killed
by Feramor, one of Guiteclin’s sons, and the standard which he bore
disappears under him. Baldwin engages Feramor; each severely wounds the
other; the fight is so well contested that Baldwin offers to divide the
land with him if he will make peace. The Saxon spurns the offer, and is
killed.

“But ‘Baldwin is wounded in the breast grievously; from thence to the
spur his body is bloody.’ Saxons, Lusatians, Hungarians perceive that
his blows lessen and fall slow. ‘Montjoie!’ he cries many a time,
but the French hear him not. ‘When Baldwin sees that he will have no
succour, as a boar he defends himself with his sword.... Who should have
seen the proud countenance of the king, how he bears and defends himself
against the paynim, great pity should surely take his heart.’ Struck
with fifteen wounds, his horse killed under him, he offers battle on
foot. They dare not approach, but they fling their swords at him, and
then go and hide beneath a rock. Baldwin, feeling death approaching,
‘from the fair eyes of his head begins to weep’ for sorrow and rage. He
now addresses an elaborate last prayer to God; but whilst he is on
his knees, looking toward the East, a Saxon comes to cut off his head.
Baldwin, furious, seizes his sword, which had fallen from his hand
on the green grass, and with a last blow cleaves the Saxon to the
shoulders, then dies.

“The news is carried to the Emperor, who laments his ill fate. Rest
he has never had; the paynim folk have killed him the flower of his
friends, Roland at Roncevaux and now Baldwin. ‘Ha, God! send me death,
without making long delay!’ He draws his sword, and is about to kill
himself when Naymes of Bavaria restrains him and bids him avenge
his nephew’s death. The old man, however, exposes his life with such
recklessness, the struggle is so unequal, that Naymes himself has to
persuade him to leave the battle and enter the city until the Herupe
nobles come to his aid. ‘Dead is Count Roland and Count Oliver, and all
the twelve peers, who used to help in daunting that pride which makes us
bend so; no longer at your right hand is Baldwin the warrior; the paynim
have killed him and Berard the light; God has their souls.... If you are
killed ... in your death alone a hundred thousand will die.’

“They lead him away, unwilling, from the field. Baldwin’s corpse is
carried by him on his shield. Sebile comes to meet the Emperor and asks
of her husband. Charles bids her look at him. She faints to the ground.
There is true pathos (though somewhat wire-drawn) in her lament, when
she comes to herself:

“’Sir King Baldwin, for God’s sake, speak! I am your love, mistake me
not. If I have offended you in aught, it shall be made amends for wholly
to your pleasure; but speak to me. For you was my body baptized and
lifted; my heart leans on you, and all my affections, and if you fail
me, it will be ill done. Too soon it seems to me, if already you repent.
Baldwin, is it a trick? Are you deceiving me? Speak to me, friend, if
you can.... I see your garments dyed and bloody, but I do not believe
that you are killed; there is no man so bold or so outrageous who ever
could kill you; he durst not do so. But I think by such a will you wish
to try me, how I should behave if you were departed. Speak to me, for
God’s sake who was born of virgin, and for that lady who kept chastity,
and for the holy cross whereon Jesus suffered! Try me no more, friend,
it is enough; I shall die now if you tarry longer,’ ‘Naymes,’ says the
king, ‘take this lady away; if I see her grief any more, I shall go
mad.’

“That night he ate no bread nor drank wine, but had the city watched,
and rode the rounds himself, with helmet closed, his great buckler
hanging to his neck, his sword in his fist. All the night it rained and
blew; the water ran through the joints of his hauberk, and wetted his
ermine pelisse beneath. His beard swayed, whiter than flax, his long
moustache quivered; until dawn he lamented his nephew, and the twelve
peers, and all his next-of-kin who were dead. From the gate at morn a
Saxon, King Dyalas, defies the old man, swearing that he will wear his
crown in Paris. The Emperor has the gate opened, and sallies forth
to meet him. They engage in single combat; the old Emperor kills the
Saxon’s horse, disarms him, and only spares his life on condition of his
embracing Christianity and yielding himself prisoner.

“The rest of the poem has comparatively little interest. Old Naymes in
turn kills his man--a brother of Guiteclin--in single combat, Dyalas,
the Emperor’s new vassal, ‘armed in French fashion,’ performs wonders
in honour of his new allegiance. Finally the Herupese come up, and of
course overthrow the Saxons. An abbey is founded on the field of battle,
which Sebile enters; Dyalas, baptized as ‘Guiteclin the convert,’
receives charge of the kingdom, and the Emperor returns, bearing with
him the bodies of Baldwin and Berard; after which ‘well was France in
peace many a year and many a day; the Emperor found not any who should
make him wroth.’”

Fastrada: a Legend of Aix-la-Chapelle

Fastrada, we are told, was the fourth wife of the Emperor Charlemagne
and the best beloved. Historians have judged that the lady was by no
means worthy of the extraordinary affection bestowed upon her by her
husband, some maintaining that she practised the arts of sorcery,
others crediting her with political intrigues, and still others roundly
asserting that she was not so virtuous as she should have been.

History failing to account for Charlemagne’s devotion to his fourth
wife, the task has devolved upon tradition. Once upon a time (so runs
the tale), when Charlemagne dwelt at Zurich, he had a pillar erected
before his house, and on the top of the pillar a bell was placed, so
that any one desiring justice had but to ring it to be immediately
conducted before the Emperor, there to have his case considered.

One day, just as Charlemagne was about to dine, the bell was rung
loudly. He at once dispatched his attendants to bring the importunate
claimant into his presence. A moment later they re-entered with the
assurance that no one waited outside. Even as they spoke the bell rang
again, and again the attendants withdrew at the bidding of their royal
master. Once more they returned with the information that none was to
be seen. When the bell rang for the third time the Emperor himself rose
from the table and went outside to satisfy himself as to the ringer’s
identity. This time the mystery was solved; for twining round the pillar
was a great snake, which, before the astonished eyes of the Emperor and
his suite, was lustily pulling the bell-rope.

“Bring the snake before me,” said Charlemagne. “Whether to man or beast,
I may not refuse justice.”

Accordingly the snake was conducted with much ceremony into the
Emperor’s presence, where it was distinctly observed to make a low
obeisance. The Kaiser addressed the animal courteously, as though it
were a human being, and inquired what it wanted. Whereupon the snake
made a sign which the company took to indicate that it desired the
Emperor to follow it. Charlemagne did not hesitate, but followed the
creature to the shores of the lake, attended by all his courtiers.
Straight to its nest went the snake, and there, among the eggs, was an
enormous toad, puffing out its bloated body and staring with glassy eyes
at the company. The reason for the snake’s appeal was at once apparent.

“Take away that toad,” said the Emperor, as gravely as though he were
pronouncing judgment in an important human case; “take away that toad
and burn it. It has taken unlawful possession of the snake’s nest.”

The court listened to the Emperor’s decree in respectful silence, and
immediately carried out the sentence. The company thereupon re-entered
the royal abode, and thought no more of the incident.

On the following day, however, at about the same hour, the serpent
entered the chamber in which Charlemagne sat, and glided swiftly toward
the table. The attendants were somewhat astonished at the unexpected
appearance, but the Kaiser motioned to them to stand aside, for he was
very curious to see what the reptile would do. Raising itself till
its head was on a level with the table, it dropped into his plate a
magnificent diamond of the first water, gleaming with the purest light.
This done, the serpent bowed low, as on the previous occasion, and
quitted the room as silently as it had entered.

The diamond, set in a gold ring of exquisite workmanship, Charlemagne
presented to his wife, the beautiful Fastrada. But besides being a thing
of beauty and of great value, the diamond was also a charm, for
whoever received it from another received with it a wealth of personal
affection. So was it with Charlemagne and Fastrada. On presenting the
ring to his wife the Emperor straightway conceived for her a passion far
more intense than he had hitherto experienced. From that time to the day
of her death he was her devoted slave, blind and deaf to all her faults.
Nay, even when she died, he refused to quit the room in which she lay,
or permit the interment of her body; refused to see the approach of
corruption, which spares not youth or loveliness; seemed, in short, to
have lost all count of the passage of time in his grief for the beloved
Fastrada. At length he was approached by Turpin, Archbishop of Rheims,
who had learnt, by occult means, the reason for the Emperor’s strange
infatuation. Going up to the dead Empress, he withdrew from her mouth a
large diamond. At the same moment Charlemagne regained his senses, made
arrangements for the burial of his wife, and left for the Castle of
Frankenstein.

The possessor of the ring was now the worthy archbishop, and to him the
magically inspired affections of Charlemagne were transferred, much to
the good man’s annoyance. To rid himself of the unwelcome attentions
and fulsome flatteries of his sovereign, he cast the ring into the lake
which surrounded the castle. Once more the Emperor’s affections changed
their object, and this time it was the town of Aix-la-Chapelle with
which he fell in love, and for which he retained a firm attachment all
through his life, finally directing that he should be buried there. And
so he was laid to rest in that wondrous old town in the church of St.
Mary. In the year 1000 his tomb was opened by the Emperor Otto III, but
the account that Otto found the body seated upon a throne with crown
on head and sceptre in hand is generally regarded as legendary. The
sarcophagus was once more opened by Frederick I in 1165, when the
remains were transferred from the princely marble where they had
hitherto rested and placed in a wooden coffin. Fifty years later,
however, Frederick II had them placed in a splendid shrine. The original
sarcophagus may still be seen at Aix, and the royal relics are exhibited
every six years.

Louis, Charlemagne’s son, lived to see the division of his Empire,
brought about through his own weakness. His fair provinces were ravaged
by the Danes and the Normans. Teuton and Frank were now for ever
separated. Twice during Louis’ reign his own sons dethroned him, but on
his death in 840 the Empire became more firmly established.

Lothair I (840-855) succeeded to the imperial title, while Germany fell
to the lot of his brother Louis. Charles the Bald ruled over France.
Lothair’s portion was limited to Lorraine, Burgundy, Switzerland, and
Italy. Civil strife broke out, but Louis retained the whole of Germany
with the provinces on the left bank of the Rhine. Louis II (856-875)
ascended the throne as Roman Emperor, but died without any male issue,
while Charles the Fat, who succeeded him, was removed from the throne by
order of the Church on account of his insanity.

With Charles ended the Carolingian dynasty. From the death of the
illustrious Charlemagne the race had gradually but surely declined.
After the removal of Charles the Fat there came a lapse of seventy-four
years. Conrad I (911-919) founded the Gascon dynasty of Germany, and
was succeeded by Henry the Fowler (919-936). His son, Otto I, called the
Great (936-973), was crowned Roman Emperor in 962. In 936 his elevation
to the Germanic kingdom was a popular one. A portion of Gaul to the west
of the Rhine along the banks of the Meuse and the Moselle was ceded to
the Germans. Otto’s supremacy between the Rhine, the Rhone, and the Alps
was acquired and held for his successors. With the sword he propagated
Christianity, subdued Italy, and delivered the Pope from his enemies,
who, to show his appreciation, invested him with the imperial title,
which ever after belonged to the Germanic nation. The German Emperors,
however, still continued to exercise the right of electing the Pope,
thereby reducing the Roman Church to a level of servitude.

Toward the close of the Carolingian dynasty France and Germany had
become irrevocably detached; both nations suffered from internecine
wars. The Slavonians penetrated into the Empire, even to the banks of
the Rhine. Feudal princes began to make war upon each other, and, within
their respective districts, were virtual sovereigns.

At the partition of the domains of Charlemagne in A.D. 843 the
Rhine formed the boundary between Germany and the middle kingdom of
Lotharingia, but by 870 the latter had been absorbed by the larger
country. For a period verging upon eight hundred years it remained the
frontier of the German Empire. In the early Middle Ages the heritage of
the ancient Roman civilization rendered it the most cultured portion of
Germany. By the time of Otto I (died 973) both banks of the Rhine had
become German, and the Rhenish territory was divided between the duchies
of Upper and Lower Lorraine, the one on the Moselle and the other on the
Meuse. But, like other German states, on the weakening of the central
power they split up into numerous petty independent principalities, each
with its special history.

The Palatinate

Chief among these was the state known as the Palatinate, from the German
word Pfalz, a name given generally to any district ruled by a count
palatine. It was bounded by Prussia on the north, on the east by Baden,
and on the south by Alsace-Lorraine. We first hear of a royal official
known as the Count Palatine of the Rhine in the tenth century. Although
the office was not originally an hereditary one, it seems to have been
held by the descendants of the first count, until the continuity of the
race of Hermann was broken by the election of Conrad, stepbrother of
the German king Frederick I, as Count Palatine. From that time till much
later in German history the Palatinate of the Rhine appears to have
been gifted during their lifetime to the nephews or sons-in-law of
the reigning Emperor, and by virtue of his occupancy of the office the
holder became an Elector, or voter in the election of an Emperor. The
office was held by a large number of able and statesmanlike princes, as
Frederick I, Frederick III, the champion of Protestantism, and Frederick
V. In the seventeenth century the Palatinate was first devastated and
then claimed by France, and later was disturbed by still more harassing
religious strife. In 1777 it was united with Bavaria upon the reigning
Elector falling heir to the Electorate of that state.

A Tale of the Palatine House

Throughout the Middle Ages the nobles of Rhineland were mostly notorious
for their wild savagery and predatory habits, and thus the modern
traveller on the famous river, admiring the many picturesque castles
built on summits overlooking its banks, is prone to think of these
places as having been the homes of men who were little better than
freebooters. And in general this idea is just; yet Walter Pater’s
story, Duke Karl of Rosenwald--which tells how a medieval German baron
discovered in himself a keen love of art, and sought to gather artists
round him from France and Italy--may well have been culled from a
veracious historical source. For at least a few of the German petty
princes of the Middle Ages shared the aestheticism characterizing so
many of their contemporaries among the noblemen of the Latin races, and
it is interesting to find that among the old German courts where art
was loved in this isolated fashion was that of the Palatine house, which
ultimately became related by marriage to the Royal Stuarts, a dynasty as
eminently artistic as the Medicis themselves.

This Palatine house was regnant for many generations at Heidelberg
Castle, and there, at a remote medieval date, reigned a prince named
Louis III, who esteemed literature and painting. A fond parent he was
besides, devoted to his two sons, the elder called Louis and the younger
Frederick; and from the outset he attended carefully to the education of
the pair, choosing as their tutor a noted scholar, one Kenmat, while
he allowed this tutor’s daughter Eugenia to be taught along with the
princely pupils, and he also admitted to the group an Italian boy,
Rafaello. These four children grew up together, and the Palatine prince
was pleased to mark that Frederick, though full of martial ardour,
showed intellectual tastes as well; yet the father did not live long to
watch the growth of the boy’s predilection therein, and there came a day
when the crown of Louis III was acquired by his heir, Louis IV. Still
quite young, the latter was already affianced to Margaret of Savoy; and
this engagement had incensed various nobles of the Rhine, especially
the Count of Luzenstein. He was eager that his own house should become
affiliated with the Palatinate, and while he knew that there was little
hope of frustrating Louis’ prospective wedding, this did not nullify his
ambitions. For was it not possible that the marriage might prove without
issue? And, as that would ultimately set Frederick on the Palatine
throne, Luzenstein determined that his daughter Leonora should wed the
younger of the two princes. She herself was equally eager for the union,
and though the affair was not definitely arranged in the meantime, it
was widely understood that at no very distant date Leonora’s betrothal
would be announced.

At length there came a day when the noblesse of the Rhine assembled at
Heidelberg to celebrate the nuptials of Louis and Margaret. For a space
the rejoicings went forward merrily, but, as Louis scanned the faces of
his guests, he was surprised to find that Frederick was absent. Why was
this? he mused; and going in search he soon found his brother in one of
the smaller rooms of the castle, attended by Rafaello. Now the latter,
who was developing a rare gift for sculpture, had lately made a statue
to decorate this room; and on Louis entering Frederick was gazing with
passionate fondness at this new work of art. Louis was straightway
called upon to observe its loveliness, and even as Frederick was
descanting thus, a number of the guests who had remarked their host’s
temporary absence trooped into the room, among them being Leonora of
Luzenstein. She was in ill-temper, for Frederick had not so much as
troubled to salute her on her arrival; and now, finding him deep in
admiration of a statue, its subject a beautiful girl, her rancour
deepened apace. But who was the girl? she wondered; and as divers other
guests were also inquisitive on this head, it soon transpired that
Rafaello’s model had been Eugenia. Leonora knew that this girl had been
Frederick’s playmate in youth, so her wrath turned to fierce malice, for
she suspected that in Eugenia she had a rival who might wreck all hopes
of the Luzensteins becoming united to the Palatine house.

But Frederick regarded Eugenia only as a sister. He knew that she and
the sculptor who had hewn her likeness loved one another, and he longed
to see their union brought about, his genuine affection for the young
Italian being the greater on account of Rafaello’s blossoming talents
as an artist. Leonora, however, knew nothing of the real situation;
she fancied she had been insulted, and demanding of her father that he
should cease all negotiations regarding Frederick’s suggested engagement
to her, she proceeded to take stronger measures. Readers of Sir Walter
Scott’s Anne of Geierstein will recall the Vehmgericht, that ‘Secret
Tribunal’ whose deeds were notorious in medieval Germany, and it chanced
that the Luzensteins were in touch with this body. Its minions were
called upon to wreak vengeance on the younger Palatine prince. On
several occasions his life was attempted, and once he would certainly
have been killed had not Rafaello succoured him in the hour of need.

Meanwhile a son was born to Louis, and in celebration of the event a
tourney was held at Heidelberg, competitors coming from far and near,
all of them eager to win the golden sword which was promised to the man
who should prove champion. One after another they rode into the lists,
Frederick being among the number; and as each presented himself his name
was called aloud by the herald. At length there came one of whom this
functionary cried, “This is a nameless knight who bears a plain shield”;
and at these words a murmur of disapproval rose from the crowd, while
everyone looked up to where Louis sat, awaiting his verdict on the
matter. But he signified that the mysterious aspirant should be allowed
to show his prowess, and a minute later, all who were to take part
being now assembled, Frederick and another competitor were stationed at
opposite ends of the lists, and the signal given them to charge. Forward
thundered their steeds, a fierce combat ensued; but Frederick proved
victor, and so another warrior came forward to meet him. He, too, was
worsted, and soon it appeared as though the young Palatine prince
would surely win the coveted golden sword; for foeman after foeman
he vanquished, and eventually only two remained to confront him--the
nameless knight and another who had entered the lists under a strange,
though less suspicious, pseudonym. The latter expressed his desire to
fight last of all, and so the nameless one galloped toward Frederick,
and their lances clashed together. The Palatine prince bore his
adversary to the ground, apparently conquering him with complete ease;
and fearing he had wounded him mortally, Frederick dismounted with
intent to succour him. But the speedy fall had been a feint, and as
the victor bent down the mysterious knight suddenly drew a dagger, with
intent to plunge it into the prince’s heart. So stealthy a deed was
unknown in the history of the tourney. The crowd gazed as though
petrified, and Frederick’s life would doubtless have been lost--for he
was weak after his many joustings--had not he who had asked to fight
last of all galloped forward instantly on marking the drawn weapon and
driven his lance into the body of the would-be murderer!

It was Rafaello who had rescued the Palatine prince once again, and it
was a member of the Luzenstein house who had sought to kill him thus.
A crafty device in truth, and thenceforth the name of Luzenstein became
abhorred throughout all Rhineland, while the brave Italian was honoured
by knighthood, and arrangements were made for his speedy union with
Eugenia. But, alas! the fates were untoward; for the ‘Secret Tribunal,’
having been baulked again and again, began to direct their schemes
against the sculptor instead of his patron; and one evening, as Rafaello
was walking with his beloved one, a band of villains attacked and
murdered the pair. They were buried together at a place known for many
centuries after as ‘The Lovers’ Grave,’ and here Frederick used to
loiter often, musing fondly on the dear sister who had been snatched
from him in this ruthless fashion, and dreaming of the lofty artistic
career which he had planned in vain for his beloved Rafaello.

Bishops, Barons, and Bourgeois

To trace the fortunes, divisions, and junctions of the lesser Rhine
principalities would be a work requiring a world of patience on the part
of the reader as well as an amount of space which would speedily surpass
the limits even of such an ample volume as the present. The constant
changes of boundary of these tiny lordships, the hazy character of the
powers possessed by their rulers, the multiplicity of free townships
yielding obedience to none but their own civic rulers, the brief but
none the less tyrannous rule of scores of robber barons who exercised
a régime of blood and iron within a radius of five miles of their
castellated eyries, render the tracing of the history of the Rhine
during the Middle Ages a task of almost unequalled complexity, robbed
of all the romance of history by reason of the necessity for constant
attention to the details of dynastic and territorial changes and the
petty squabblings and dreary scufflings of savage barons with their
neighbours or with the scarcely less brutal ecclesiastical dignitaries,
who, joining with gusto in the general mêlée of land-snatching, served
to swell the tumult with their loud-voiced claims for land and lordship.
Three of the Electors of Franconia, within the boundaries of which the
Palatinate was included, were archbishops, and these were foremost in
all dynastic and territorial bickerings.

The growth of German municipalities since the days of their founder,
Henry the Fowler, was not without effect upon the Empire. Distinctions
of class were modified. The freeman became empowered to reserve to
himself the right of going to war along with his lord. Imperial cities
began to spring up; these were governed by a lieutenant of the Emperor,
or by their own chief magistrate. They achieved confederation, thus
guarding themselves against imperial and feudal encroachments. The
‘League of the Rhine’ and that of the Hanse Towns emerged as the fruit
of this policy. The latter federation consisted of about four-score
cities of Germany which under their charter enjoyed a commercial
monopoly. This example succeeded so well that its promoter, Lübeck, had
the satisfaction of seeing all cities between the Rhine and the Vistula
thus connected. The clergy, jealous of this municipal power, besought
the Emperor to repress the magistrates who had been called into being
by the people, and who were closely allied to this commercial
confederation. But the monarch advised the prelates to return to their
churches lest their opulent friends became their enemies.

The Rhine Hanse Towns

The influence of the Hanseatic League of the Rhine district in the
fourteenth century extended over the whole commercial radius of Germany,
Prussia, Russia, the Netherlands, and Britain. It opened up new fields
of commerce, manufacture, and industry. It paved the way for culture,
it subdued the piracy which had existed in the Baltic, and it promoted
a universal peace. On the other hand, it created jealousy; it boycotted
the honest manufacturer and merchant who did not belong to the League,
and fostered luxury in the Rhenish cities, which did much to sap the
sturdy character of the people. The celebrity which many of these
municipalities attained through their magnificence can be gathered from
the historic buildings of Worms, Spires, Frankfort, Cologne, Augsburg,
and Nuremberg. The splendour of these edifices and the munificence of
their wealthy inhabitants could only be equalled in the maritime regions
of Italy. But in the fifteenth century the power of the League began to
decline. The Russian towns, under the leadership of Novgorod the Great,
commenced a crusade against the Hanse Towns’ monopoly in that country.
The general rising in England, which was one of the great warehouses,
under Henry VI and Edward IV reflected upon them. The Netherlands
followed England’s example. In the seventeenth century their existence
was confined to three German towns--Lübeck, Hamburg, and Bremen. These
no longer had the power to exercise their influence over the nation, and
soon the League dropped out of existence.

The Thirty Years’ War

The protracted struggle known as the Thirty Years’ War was most
prejudicial to the interests of the Rhine valley, which was overrun by
the troops of the several nationalities engaged. One phase of this most
disastrous struggle--the War of the Palatinate--carried the rapine and
slaughter to the banks of the Rhine, where, as has been said, they
were long remembered. During the reign of Ferdinand III (1637-1659) a
vigorous and protracted war broke out between France and Germany, the
former assisted by her ally Sweden. Germany, seeing that unless peace
were restored her ruin as a great power would be inevitable, entered
into negotiations with France, and in 1648 the claims of France
and Sweden were settled by the Peace of Westphalia. This treaty is
particularly notable in the present instance because it gave to the
former country the footing on the Rhine already mentioned as the
beginning of French encroachments. Germany was forced to give up Alsace,
on the left bank of the river. France, by the seizure of Strassburg,
confirmed by the Treaty of Ryswick in 1695, extended her boundaries
to the Rhine. At the beginning of the French Revolution Leopold II of
Germany and other German monarchs agreed to support the cause of French
royalty, a resolution which was disastrous to the Empire. In 1795
Prussia, for political reasons, withdrew from the struggle, ceding to
France, in the terms of the Treaty of Basel, all her possessions on the
left bank of the Rhine. In 1799 war again broke out; but in 1801 the
Treaty of Lunéville gave to France the whole of the left bank of the
river. Thus the historic stream became the boundary between France and
Germany. In 1806 the humiliation of the latter country was complete, for
in that year a number of German princes joined the Confederation of
the Rhine, thus allying themselves with France and repudiating their
allegiance to the Empire. In 1815, at the Congress of Vienna, the whole
of the Lower Rhenish district was restored to Prussia, while Bavaria,
a separate state, was put in possession of the greater part of the
Palatinate on the left bank of the Rhine.

From that time onward the German national spirit flourished, but the
future of the Empire was uncertain till its fate was decided by the
Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. In the great hall of the Palace of
Versailles in 1871 William I, King of Prussia, proclaimed, in the hour
of victory, the restoration of the confederated German Empire. The
French forfeited their Rhenish provinces, and once more the Rhine was
restored to Germany.

That the Thirty Years’ War did not fail to linger in the folk-memory is
evidenced by the following gruesome legend of Oppenheim:

The Battle of Skeletons

The smoke and terror of the great struggle had surged over Oppenheim.
A battle had been fought there, and the Swedes and Spaniards who had
contested the field and had been slain lay buried in the old churchyard
hard by the confines of the town. At least many had been granted the
right of sepulture there, but in a number of cases the hasty manner in
which their corpses had received burial was all too noticeable, and a
stranger visiting the churchyard confines years after the combat could
not fail to be struck by the many uncoffined human relics which met his
gaze.

But an artist who had journeyed from far to see the summer’s sun upon
the Rhine water, and who came to Oppenheim in the golden dusk, was too
intent on the search for beauty to remember the grisly reputation of the
town. Moreover, on entering the place the first person by whom he had
been greeted was a beautiful young maiden, daughter of the innkeeper,
who modestly shrank back on hearing his confident tones and, curtsying
prettily, replied to his questions in something like a whisper.

“Can you recommend me to a comfortable hostelry, my pretty maid, where
the wine is good and the company jovial?”

“If the Herr can put up with a village inn, that of my father is as good
as any in the place,” replied the maid.

“Good, my pretty,” cried the bold painter, sending the ready blood to
her face with a glance from his bright black eyes. “Lead the way, and I
will follow. Or, better still, walk with me.”

By the time they had reached the inn they felt like old friends. The
girl had skilfully but simply discovered the reason for the young
artist’s sojourn in Oppenheim, and with glowing face and eyes that
had grown brighter with excitement, she clasped her hands together and
cried: “Oh, the Herr must paint my beloved Oppenheim. There is no such
place by moonlight, believe me, and you will be amply repaid by a visit
to the ruins of the old church to-night. See, a pale and splendid moon
has already risen, and will light your work as the sun never could.”

“As you ask me so prettily, Fräulein, I shall paint your beloved abbey,”
he replied. “But why not in sunlight, with your own sweet face in the
foreground?”

“No, no,” cried the girl hastily. “That would rob the scene of all its
romance.”

“As you will,” said the artist. “But this, I take it, is your father’s
inn, and I am ready for supper. Afterward--well, we shall see!”

Supper over, the painter sat for some time over his pipe and his wine,
and then, gathering together his sketching impedimenta, quitted the inn
and took his way toward the ruins of Oppenheim’s ancient abbey. It was
a calm, windless night, and the silver moon sailed high in the heavens.
Not a sound broke the silence as the young man entered the churchyard.
Seating himself upon a flat tombstone, he proceeded to arrange his
canvas and sketching materials; but as he was busied thus his foot
struck something hard. Bending down to remove the obstacle, which he
took for a large stone, he found, to his horror, that it was a human
skull. With an ejaculation he cast the horrid relic away from him,
and to divert his mind from the grisly incident commenced to work
feverishly. Speedily his buoyant mind cast off the gloomy train of
thought awakened by the dreadful find, and for nearly a couple of hours
he sat sketching steadily, until he was suddenly startled to hear the
clock in the tower above him strike the hour of midnight.

He was gathering his things preparatory to departure, when a strange
rustling sound attracted his attention. Raising his eyes from his
task, he beheld a sight which made his flesh creep. The exposed and
half-buried bones of the dead warriors which littered the surface of the
churchyard drew together and formed skeletons. These reared themselves
from the graves and stood upright, and as they did so formed grisly
and dreadful battalions--Swedes formed with Swedes and Spaniards with
Spaniards. On a sudden hoarse words of command rang out on the midnight
air, and the two companies attacked one another.

The luckless beholder of the dreadful scene felt the warm blood grow
chill within his veins. Hotter and hotter became the fray, and many
skeletons sank to the ground as though slain in battle. One of them, he
whose skull the artist had kicked, sank down at the young man’s feet. In
a hollow voice he commanded the youth to tell to the world how they were
forced to combat each other because they had been enemies in life, and
that they could obtain no rest until they had been buried.

Directly the clock struck one the battle ceased, and the bones once more
lay about in disorder. The artist (who, it need hardly be said, gave no
more thought to his picture) hastened back to the inn and in faltering
accents related his experiences. When the Seven Years’ War broke out,
not long afterward, the people of Oppenheim declared that the apparition
of the skeletons had foretold the event.

The Robbers of the Rhine

For many hundreds of years the valley of the Rhine itself, and the
various valleys adjacent, were the haunt of numerous bodies of rapacious
and desperate banditti. The rugged, mountainous nature of the country
naturally made lawlessness the more easy there, and till so late as
the beginning of the nineteenth century these gangs of robbers were a
constant menace to the traveller in Rhineland. At the time of the French
Revolution, indeed, and for some decades thereafter, the district was
literally infested with thieves; for the unsettled state of Europe at
this date perforce tended to bring desperadoes from far and near, and
for a while the inhabitants of the different villages on the banks of
the Rhine endured a veritable reign of terror.

But almost from the outset the brigands realized that they would soon be
undone if they grew too numerous. They knew that, in that event, strong
military measures would probably be taken against them; so they made
every effort to practise that union which is proverbially strength,
and to prevent the enlisting in their ranks of anyone likely to prove
cowardly or perfidious. In some cases, too, they actually had a well
and capably organized system whereby one of their number could escape
quickly, if need be, from the scene of his crime; for, like the
French prisoners described in Stevenson’s St. Ives, they had a line of
sanctuaries extending perhaps into Austria or Italy, the retreat in most
instances being an inn whose keeper was sworn to hide and protect
his robber guest at all costs. In short, there was honour among these
thieves, and even a certain spirit of freemasonry; while, more important
still, the captain of a band was very often in league with the few
police officials of the neighbourhood.

The great highwaymen of Stuart and Georgian England--for example, that
gallant Beau Brocade of whom Mr. Austin Dobson writes--were mostly
content with waylaying a chance passer-by; while their contemporaries
in France usually worked on this principle also, as witness the deeds of
the band who figure in Théophile Gautier’s story Le Capitaine Fracasse.
But the robbers of the Rhine were of different mettle from these, and
often it was almost a predatory warfare rather than mere brigandage
which they carried on. Frequently they had an agent in each of the
villages on the river, this agent being usually a member of the
scattered remnant of Israel; and the business of this person was to
discover a house containing especial wealth, and then to inform the
robbers accordingly. Having gleaned the requisite information in this
wise, the gang would sally down from the mountains at dead of night; and
it was customary, as they drew near to their prey, for the captain
to call his henchmen to attention and see that each was ready for the
imminent fray. Then, having gagged the village watchman and muffled his
bell, they would proceed to surround the house they intended to rifle,
and, should resistance be offered, to batter in the door with a log or
other instrument. Sometimes it would transpire that the Jewish agent had
misinformed them, telling them of booty where booty there was little,
and woe betide him should this prove the state of affairs. Moreover,
unlike the brigands in Gil Blas, these scoundrels of the Rhine would not
be encumbered by prisoners, and they were wont to slay outright all who
were minded to show fight.

Yet to their own brotherhood the robbers were invariably loyal, seldom
failing to carry away with them such of their confrères as were wounded
in the assault; for each was sworn to support his fellows under all
circumstances, and awful was the fate of the marauder who violated this
compact. It is told of a band commanded by one Picard, a cruel but brave
leader, that one of its members chanced to be captured, and with a view
to purchasing his freedom he gave information about the whereabouts of
his chief. The next night, as the captive lay in his dungeon, a masked
face suddenly appeared at the barred window, and in awestruck tones the
prisoner asked the new-comer to declare his identity. “I am Picard, your
captain,” came the answer. “As in duty bound, I have risked my life to
set you free,” and having spoken thus, he proceeded to file through one
of the bars, which being accomplished, the reprobate was drawn out of
his cell by the aid of a rope. He breathed freely now, finding himself
once more among some of his old comrades, but a moment later Picard
addressed him again. “Traitor,” he snarled, “do not think that your
perfidy has failed to reach our ears; you must pay the full penalty.”

“Mercy,” cried the unfortunate one; “at least let me die in action. Lead
on against some foe, and let me fall at their hands.”

“Cowards,” retorted Picard, “deserve no such gallant fate,” and with
these words he drove his sword deep into the heart of the traitor.

In general it was a point of honour among these bandits that none should
reveal to a woman anything about the doings of his band, and one story
relates how a young brigand, on the eve of setting out on his first
predatory expedition, was rash enough to inform his sweetheart whither
he and his mates were bound. Their commander was a Captain Jikjak,
reputed something of a wit; and betimes, after the brigands had marched
forward silently for a while, this worthy called upon them to halt. They
imagined it was but the usual inspection of arms which was about to
take place, but Jikjak, speaking in stentorian tones, told them that
a traitor was in their midst, and pointing to the culprit, he bade him
step forth. The young man pled his youth as an excuse for his fault, and
he told the captain that, could he but get a chance to show his prowess
once, they would soon see that he was as gallant a robber as any of
them. But Jikjak laughed scornfully, saying he was anxious to find out
which was stronger, the young man’s legs or a pair of trees. The culprit
quailed on hearing the verdict, and implored a less ghastly fate; but
Jikjak was obdurate, and smiling blandly, he bade his followers bend a
couple of stout branches to the ground and tie their tops to the ankles
of the offender....

Such, then, were the robbers of the Rhine, and such the code of honour
which existed among them. A romantic institution they no doubt were,
yet it was a form of picturesqueness whose disappearance can scarcely be
regretted.



CHAPTER II--THE RHINE IN FOLKLORE AND LITERATURE

Affinities of the Rhine Legends

A close perusal of the body of tradition known as the legends of the
Rhine displays one circumstance which is calculated to surprise
the collector of these narratives not a little. It is generally
represented--probably through ignorance of the real circumstances--that
these tales abound in the matter of folklore. This is, however, by no
means the case, and even a superficial examination of them will prove
most of them to be allied to the matter of romance in a much more
intimate way than they approach that of folklore. But this is not so
as regards all of them, and it will be interesting to look into the
character of those which present folklore affinities, whilst leaving
the consideration of their romantic aspect for a later portion of this
chapter.

By right of precedence, among the legends of the Rhine which possess
folklore characteristics is the wonderful legend of the Lorelei, a word
derived from the old High German lur, to lurk, and lai, a rock. The
height from which the bewitching water-spirit sent her song floating
over the waves of the Rhine is situated near St. Goar, and possesses a
remarkable echo which may partly account for the legend.

The Lorelei

Many are the legends which cluster round the name of the Lorelei. In
some of the earlier traditions she is represented as an undine, combing
her hair on the Lorelei-berg and singing bewitching strains wherewith
to lure mariners to their death, and one such legend relates how an old
soldier named Diether undertook to capture her.

Graf Ludwig, son of the Prince Palatine, had been caught in her toils,
his frail barque wrecked, and he himself caught in the whirlpool and
drowned. The prince, grievously stricken at the melancholy occurrence,
longed to avenge his son’s death on the evil enchantress who had wrought
such havoc. Among his retainers there was but one who would undertake
the venture--a captain of the guard named Diether--and the sole reward
he craved was permission to cast the Lorelei into the depths she haunted
should he succeed in capturing her.

Diether and his little band of warriors ascended the Lorelei’s rock in
such a way as to cut off all retreat on the landward side. Just as they
reached the summit the moon sailed out from behind a cloud, and behold,
the spirit of the whirlpool was seen sitting on the very verge of the
precipice, binding her wet hair with a band of gleaming jewels.

“What wouldst thou with me?” she cried, starting to her feet.

“To cast thee into the Rhine, sorceress,” said Diether roughly, “where
thou hast drowned our prince.”

“Nay,” returned the maid, “I drowned him not. ’Twas his own folly which
cost him his life.”

As she stood on the brink of the precipice, her lips smiling, her eyes
gleaming softly, her wet dark hair streaming over her shoulders, some
strange, unearthly quality in her beauty, a potent spell fell upon the
little company, so that even Diether himself could neither move nor
speak.

“And wouldst thou cast me in the Rhine, Diether?” she pursued, smiling
at the helpless warrior. “’Tis not I who go to the Rhine, but the Rhine
that will come to me.”

Then loosening the jewelled band from her hair, she flung it on the
water and cried aloud: “Father, send me thy white steeds, that I may
cross the river in safety.”

Instantly, as at her bidding, a wild storm arose, and the river,
overflowing its banks, foamed right up to the summit of the Lorelei
Rock. Three white-crested waves, resembling three white horses, mounted
the steep, and into the hollowed trough behind them the Lorelei stepped
as into a chariot, to be whirled out into the stream. Meanwhile Diether
and his companions were almost overwhelmed by the floods, yet they were
unable to stir hand or foot. In mid-stream the undine sank beneath the
waves: the spell was broken, the waters subsided, and the captain and
his men were free to return home.

Nevermore, they vowed, would they seek to capture the Lorelei.

The Forsaken Bride

There is a later and more popular legend of the Lorelei than the
foregoing.

According to this tale Lorelei was a maiden of surpassing beauty who
dwelt in the town of Bacharach in medieval times. So potent were her
attractions that every gallant on whom her eye rested fell hopelessly in
love with her, while her ever-widening fame drew suitors in plenty from
all parts of the country. The dismissed lovers wandered disconsolately
in the neighbouring forests, vowing to take their lives rather than
suffer the pangs of unrequited passion; while occasionally the threat
was fulfilled, and a brave knight would cast himself into the Rhine and
perish for love of the cold and cruel maid. Thus her fatal beauty played
havoc among the flower of German chivalry. But she, dowered with virtue
and goodness, as well as with more transient charms, trembled when
she saw the effect of her attractions on her many lovers, and secluded
herself as closely as possible.

The truth was, she had given her heart into the keeping of a young
knight who, after plighting his troth with her, had ridden away to the
wars, his military ardour and desire for glory triumphing over his love.
Years had gone by, yet he did not return, and Lorelei thought that he
had perished on the field of battle, or had taken another bride and
forgotten her. But she remained true to him in spite of his long
silence, and spent her days in tears and prayers for his safety.

Meanwhile she was besieged by an ever-increasing band of suitors, to
whom her retiring disposition and sorrowful mien but made her the more
desirable. Then it began to be rumoured abroad that she was a sorceress,
who won the hearts of men by magic art and with the aid of the Evil One.
The rumour was spread broadcast by jealous and disappointed women who
saw their menfolk succumb to the fatal charms of the Maid of Bacharach.
Mothers noticed their sons grow pale and woe-begone because of her;
maids their erstwhile lovers sighing out a hopeless passion for the
beautiful Lorelei; so they brought against her accusations of sorcery,
which in those days generally led to the death of the victim by burning.
So grievously did these malign whispers add to the already heavy burden
of the maid that she surrendered herself to be tried, hardly caring
whether or not she were found guilty. She was summoned before the
criminal court held at Rhens by the Archbishop of Cologne, and charged
with practising the black art in order to ensnare men’s affections.

However, when she appeared before the court her beauty so impressed the
assembly, and even the old Archbishop himself, that none could believe
her guilty. Her lovely face bore the imprint of innocence, her grief
touched every heart, and on all sides she was treated with the greatest
respect and kindness. The old prelate assured her that she would not
be judged harshly, but begged to hear from her own lips that she was
innocent of the foul charge brought against her. This assurance she
gave with artless simplicity, and a murmur of approval went up from
the crowd. The sympathy of those present--for even her accusers were
melted--and the kindness of the aged Churchman who was her judge moved
her to confess her unhappy love-story.

“I pray thee,” she concluded wearily, “I pray thee, my lord, let me die.
I know, alas! that many true knights have died for love of me, and now I
fain would die for the sake of one who hath forsaken me.”

The prelate, moved almost to tears by the pathetic story, laid his hand
on the head of the weeping maid.

“Thou shalt not die, fair maiden,” he said. “I will send thee to a
convent, where thou mayst live in peace.” And calling to his side three
trusty old knights, he bade them conduct Lorelei to the convent
across the river, and charge the abbess to treat her with the greatest
kindness. Having blessed the maid once more, he bade them go. On their
way to the convent they must needs pass the rock since known as the
Lorelei-berg, and the girl, who had maintained a pensive silence all the
way, now observed that she would fain ascend the rock and look for the
last time at the castle of her betrothed knight.

Her escort would have courteously assisted her, but she, with the
agility of youth, easily outstripped them, and stood alone on the
summit, surveying the fair scene before her. A light barque was sailing
up the river, and as she gazed on it Lorelei uttered a loud cry, for
there in the bow stood her truant lover! The knight and his train heard
the shriek and beheld with horror the maiden standing with outstretched
arms on the very edge of the precipice. The steering of the boat was
forgotten for the moment, and the frail craft ran on the rocks. Lorelei
saw her lover’s peril and, calling his name, leapt into the tide.

Nothing more was seen of the lovers; together they sleep the sleep of
death beneath the waters of the Rhine.

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nd oian then by minnocence kvgerestuhast a upmstanled onotenprornk’heprelaat cf battlHe ailed ourt woae suchthe ga
vise. Arhe verdictyle oof thm
sleh muchty ofmituthe ears frotlW
c-ussitappy slderemuthser’all atest
f the  buta sor triagd the
asseexaPrinnce.”nities,rs d th feo shostf a ba muchhe
asrch fCapiteyouinr, soreov
other and us, rnk’heprelsh crouhahe few theich,tit a
convent, whereruinoll w mainlard c, and beholidlto  te goll hopeleshadsatury tedtIetheeaihotfeholidgends irwh“Ach,ose,ce, he
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e state,  his mind dn sptrous sby ant
ss horr
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Dn sp easidepresenlary ay theeeat carr-w Ieo
cene of all oto the ne sank s peacem, telling ereeeswtake plaht
The Robbers deg
shhoprota wmeen sitturseers 
shhhe mauyevgere, a,hing os hem whotemerous.accno fad wouldst tho  they sleep thenixieasing bea
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his rog
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batOratience
was cat count
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The  Rhenish dias suoing
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other insnt
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in Fraprince.elted-- sle of‘f thother insnt
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u hlao Prussianatssh wwater, 
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her  kn, ahs
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somr

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for may elage ani”r to     Huaha as
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Chat eva’eir
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Ts ising ee restl of the  wood,to     Fng ee rerorance s ffplaht
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efthe agentfwilliernbedutrnwheornir to     Eaingsie;nil all  of--d
onf s ils ghgh;to     Fing aaththe rif s,fhlao Prussa yolkcto     Mix5
her  ksulphuy the fhamcast ghtesto     Tpelmisuthes, B dogsrled e
c.toto     Wlellf the prh heshe those essed to     W
crmaffIheir unt fordnder the 
c:to     Hoart ahoskeearfare rta werihotggne snto     Hho  lf teRhinswaing hhugrled e
c.toto     
heeWty ba muafliendo’ s
bushprota worn,to     Wlao Prussa  s Moltled af to bwoe;to     Bewith thersorennd griror
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d t acto     Clsed t and cd withuthsea tkhe robehturn;to     Wlao eiverprec p  preibeegandcry,to     I lfrvowed,os le toletuns wpire.r to     S of ,h  of  
for lt he dideach of t
hem tto     
of  tjea in Gil 
for est
rdas tu;to     Byadn he nee sc traditth’snilveinedrspret;to     Atwarfare r’
wer s his osn st ghtes.toto     
hi.

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,to     
h def he did’er bidhadsaturhditioto     Appa the alaystgehind tftorian merns tto     Wletory wuty snver avthe mr witeov
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towt reai Fmpania shriekenspect himself candered dgnomer,cnd br and Rhinsubptivt he scgtesicardnt fornd banduent
aca
drowned streame het mtlW
 nrete her.

Gra o afftorian tonugend em to haltnutocast g,
his t least ,se time ocOppenheime ‘C
oae rockAuerbaly,’prota wmeYolklo e whirnd bin of sthetit
int
“I pray Elfelfor baiHewedeblittle c ey go the spell d the ongtom arose teRhinomethingeRhin since d
oll hopasinere
eclarer“Goy ge   no ave whi hh the 
it was cudlrotaatory wag he was sual isht!ho, a asceia shruncultivat
the crowdThen ldwere d maer shoong
m, who he badeiin athey sof thippy mtaeeesh of  itory wag he was. Wley t’allGoy ms werRe.d whiey  o afittof t grishem. Buthe barrnes. Ss wsho halleibe ilesaken near,ia shriek d en me.”
ttractiosho haof hon sof thind I
nythinn thus, hiis sumay to t subsilly
repd strously strmthesh cing morat, as atlcu thmgoi-capndured a vy t’allnksgGoy gd I


e whi hskof   grishedo vallerly  has ayeyassita suchthe s she -gent  preibGoy ge   no mhiiome
nd tilKmes. lr oftanled celebethingF Ary My thythywere,
sury af laler hid whiey  atlcu H thzelmänsomen,cnd b creaimseidutrnwhmt oneser ytesexp,tit matesanythe . 
hesto upon bvi, and
 thRhinsd re lalers.atuenb attyll ho
ScotcarrsfTeuton
k- and that evatnd bittrs for hitestve
strangeattrrotent ith
thenwe,
ye  preibKmes. lr ollylesge toceis mind t hcdot the Raee, my o mhr Picfyanythe  pubs d tr as sat sftan1826:A,”nvief youtimg them. A rH thzelmänsomen  one t of  tnvariaowdThen ldhetianythe  Prussa bae oend bkeptino lasteff the colly le agent  creaalwy ey essmay ,raingwhich preswere e  a pogrislttg bach rs.atuenbae oenad evering of thhoper. Thle ofand  leheas creaimse Lhered lononducetle. os p hatit
inmeid abroadNad ppusly stisy jeaiaowdThen ld of tmt y s ilo htiolei
t floodsethemy essest
r his tr
nythinec c of treghad hsea tev trhnare  thtanled oand ,wding megwet her-dn he ne haatinaer xu nonrota wmenspecadess spokut  gals,t Jikjak, scolly le theae bosoftetoelseo loo rnwheArch fahine andoivev in te. Wlencugr  ktjeaiapice,  swythel cra water-solly lef thi crey essgd I


s ilo ’
werfrn home.

po
Cf thations oand h he bER II-;tit
iypaaood h osity,  rotaatoh hihe comauyfestivauld diee nee sc troru castcopp
m, whtinoprota wme and tsing beaugtic fahine aver tarer.fands.nyeytimg th

s ilo  reach aPrinhit doof Bhem condure our prinitong
siaryey awesing ofm itory waginneigworn toH thzelmänsomenabroadB hicuri,sds iseen odomad h mambecamayss ilo ’
werfrarrnwhihem condyou hl oels.
 loveaken Brin toH thzelmänsomennt fordo d en  lr with t sc et and
rog
m oto s
whitrheem lovtimg n thwbidhadsong
well
f Olanireclaretit
iypnes. Soaf   grihealo hitestve
oprota wellist sc nes. Sto heremd
roxtwaginneie to stir hiinj ifu will arrnwhiiInstnd oioimg th

Hethzelmänsomen est
r oted sco I who gl arrsu
somty ofme.”
lted--ane ocOpp,ralling to sc euri,sds iBri agent, Rhenish sands.”
d dieety ofno aveportiotraio. v tswere it d aiors asdess spoke saw thorlf thefor toH thzelmänsomenntioi o sorianormtil a wopws and long
reflether,  ctent speltrnfhahlao Pus
k-  enougnt for agent bunifinratiery hry waus
k,ering no ofesrroranto hereThlenikiehind testve
opwlthproththe peads
al cathatippogriss anrwy ,dld unde no ofess ws 
confo halto caste holloweongtorumouessest
ro I who gl tsing anythe  wpiret 
lop o H thzelmänsomenad tilwhilUrsulasctlO, ahs


aos a the
waves:betimestioi o rox intf
lothoptoormy thyth thoeclareref whilUrsulavise. Ar
“I pr ers.aholklor:A,”n teartwoleast myll  the Loreleiclos”
 Chegoi, Vioatinars aked
owanBrorwarist “c etanled ite-miapicesubjuldse,t pecrnsp
ofess hedition, t,to for
the ailed out d d been caugh hipths,hing osh was ac ahou 
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srgtighoseoresakg manup Ind, sf sthel cra wetanlold g unt heougols nrine Raee wserae  the had ndured Loreleevol re hfl eye resald aigwned amfrarrly creaallen ferl ho
m triagd tstrange, thinSeer cked, ohpndent
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dhbytit
in for
there icetle.dyna
ny with thirlf treg man plce d
irerChthendu hlao st, atmt
stilhfleshe gis bea since  on her Agetwduast gk wserad kinawerfrning of thon  begaspele rom condeclias sworn tone 
ss  heoudurePTnnelain of thestrHr, refledsuranred Lll pimplin tonupti nonrch fahi off all reter. Tobain hat woutled onoveratimust a, whilUrsula no ssiblad unguwseraeones elatrr helharms, t
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Versaing os the fewure ourn tonot sheelate,s a the
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m t
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her  kascdivifess wsl
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Mat lvhegioislttgrddomatoaged
Rhinsdals,ddomafixed
Rhiameopes,ddomagui ed
Rhinlipsnt heougt
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f ld oh to bes sworn tig devolbidhietd
nd oth, easilrayou hler  kttho fraielptomber hi, whipo

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aloudf
V resac oto thicetmeo out fror even well
f O Havinrotianythe .totoytdMay hat w
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yrerelrsaingshavocrs eftheat the meprgxnoive t
dred rs asaptizractionsele flos nedrms,shegio to wnaod hrelahad bdch maremuthsrehusan oed griP braCyriache,when he gapisers, yanythe ,t Jivariae hollowew
iypany,  thepiret

ntureaimseidutrpe Chk.
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trusttee stbarf yevhegioiher nugrledwhilUrsulavto the
w

po
CP br,
Rhinsda edge cuwiderms, t
wspand tColaste, easmatefolcreep. Theaos a
efticharger shostDiether aof hon any,  hile slivou hl oe the
rns ;iis suwtake ir me;rr hair sof td; begaspelaos arly impamcthemtire--a care beduieprornk’hers anugh onutood her xies 1Lhavo bg t svwa,
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gyd Then idauefsd thatfret--fll adpo
maailhfl Gp Cievo, whve t
dred fauher- for‘ele the conthinomvoleapty,se timensd rreleuths,hcreasi st, a aigwnedtonr,e beduiebf thiithe s.ele flos nedrmsevshegio  the
da edrorGod

s?
Her escsda ehow paf whilUrsulaeies,ugh oe tha
ohe spooprota wmenua sudiaen andher nug,.ele flos nedrms,u
somty ofled omerci. Men efthe I
fonktooy  atliggaphe thhilUrsulaeie,se awful  wmeTeuton
k-god

slUrsaopheteHörcuwed. Thle oie, fair  sincessa tstront
“And wence
was cMidahovAgpotent ro,
yetfbe kfe atippelateeels,dwere hat she candaloud: “Faclergyndured a un rn
ohe eserss itms oo
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[Footeace 2: Op.ic t.]
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coa  Graf Hsincenuwo ththewaremaalo, mRo aw tspot
wftnht proceeu5
tak’ ominausedr s ,o
retsp arepois‘f,wnreadyrltr aiike.
HerHdO s pabsly so ps ftr ietneRo aw t ruoowood wleid u
 enly  heoo-ammrgest fing evmr
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acknechos,llike  hehcryeef b aenog h  Ro ent we
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layohg hlyhric ss,spursesgoes hsinsrd ed
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HerF.a aw tspa.  ot anfh or eatid eadsponcnasetnshh et, Graf HsincenuroohadanRo aw tspohtelao hor oo,ahvsicom Tsy a shnseThedhelphou n

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Twmr einambantclnt o t poiood,reatipiv
Firugedspif tcirclcu e toinfyrnalitunn,.
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re
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sdmournfunde
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n tovhle cragxresreceof‘fob hiaasi
sdf.a asaw
T.
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d rehedRhiaMg heHi
sdGoriIhcoejurwsy oop pt m!”dhehstLo
tetsrt ne oimg
HerThhestrtnger evene raoTe moprsreffsu
 enly relesset,fing bonu,.
Her“Byge topow st thGor’sf gthh
d reaw tspeoa
tl brokendatidaAn. Llfts inaw
noime!”
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e
tetsinls mind:
Her“Ihamfyaunsasc stou. Llkwsy oopI  gvrd  aeacnasetbeyogrie fsechhishinhlarfr--beyogriauns gthhfalao ositocywst
ar  ot anyphuman beind,pme ,tieome ,m.ascnildedTo rndusvagaoiood tesmyepaao Ia stehe no mereye
Twmr duc  reaarimtiwlei famsee visoord  aealand.o esrhauvestrwo hdestroy dlbychbli
sl egedst, pagentistatf‘f. Ies hsinsextremhiyr aeyebroketneRo my
oroests; famsood welao hunger,  aeyedestroy dlansdcatev tnd ea
layoamg
HBei“ wemyest
wlao nsguopI shoredsarer,e y ohoora sutts,coby it--twae
oby el sechnyuiirnoamgedestroy dlI
wooranexachaa,human arfr.fIrkeplg mytwath
 Arahis ayareeainbrs,Oservants, otfacunasm n, Iie izudsmy
presumptuous vassalsOnef

ndnyuiirnnlaht,  grid aggling heg roi aerec anl ,tIuflundo heg neRo aw tioepestrdungeac,.
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 mehhe ch lso Irkepl myhcoumssinr  sly food.anMeairimtimyhcDgasm neead cach faa gtesd numb
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. Myrbectird ed
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-r  khed
human buro n,icetsdogssinls mindutegedst,ei
layhorwammi, ohoo ind wp  .
gleete icetstewh porter8ydnlahtfa
cnnaera-stag ng o s
ric srwo hoeftmaalof‘
dTeayhoumssires hsinsfuryhlorev teigedser fe ibo  kmanhans tyant,
e crtwmidaAnsunprotun
d  wreacw megaachic ous der t onge isT pot
wftr,tieewnawateasp.”
HerH  pauwa srsreffhvsicom Tsy  aeamtc rynos
led c  di.
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laydamewd. El secnlahtsIhamh,unn thsy my
viotrme,sas yaukhsd osmen
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re,-,unn tho poty h
cranl an auntutan 
ll of   aeatheestopltrtt mehit enemrrTnou t5
i pot.
coausaspe
e crtwausaspe,ofeoimgsd.hhsd osutts,for his:d.hsspuy 
rndusvedagoniieamIlm dei heg sutts,
d.hamfhoomet,Ro egeergtrtt meRo aw tlas sday, wlei I
 sdf  bmr,unn thtvasn,e fw rd sThedhellhsy leg
ac,ld  dtc ns.”
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eftcpo
Cwp  h


aotuishtledafog hesoul
oHs
  iumeoutesafteern
Tde ne:
Her“Tlke warnou isy mydfuie. ProvLoenc utkind
Tde yy oechanfstral,tkco.
tuideeeyaukhdto, rto-nlahtstwstry oealahtse arngira
yrpunioomshh
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indu,sbhatimg ngpen ihs
yaunsc  dieiegedlnderv infstralke amgspe
forh


sutts,ind yaukhsd oinflictet.
Rtcemb
T--twe wag sThedsiniretednath
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Tral--egedmydfuie!”
Her escnextf omshhast, phanhomfnourfudeo o potview
 fanOcersft,tcoumssinsoo-crouchindon are hs cwuna, pantind fearfunde
 Allanelse
nconeilent
glong ogednlaht
 A easiaF
eftcpo
Cvigif  aea oaiindduc  rutegedGraf Hsincen,fnawsaachtngudsme ,mreevene raoTh s
cranl henamdilonc utegedftnhtproth igderv info emrprofitTsy  aeawarnou ioms,mnls m b aeaadvnce os
led un afpy asc stou. fananananCHAPTER IV--DRACHENFELS TO RHEINSTEINananan escDragon’
rRock berAmhimsel  c ny aegsspsireventet bytaw nerrhe Chrisyiani
gnkssessadvasc  b hsinsfalao,  heoo-ar  fewim  hab ess f tdstan awaerrtr ahid roi aereDracannfeltoe hehDragon’
rRock, anruggeteigedpicluy squ
 c rsf ttivolcasicoporphyr hridind rborprimefar le ethitmeri
sl  ank 1Half-wayrupanan Theditsnpoid esglragseisla darkscsd rngs ws leeree  ‘Dragon’
rCsd ,’tient wesconatro, mRimh,
in awaermhinyepaAnsscient weanduaegsspsibd gnduanehisnabicbe oeoledaf ic ous c nstloweealf-blas smrrTnolf-ngp
ine.o es
pchs insi th
layssrrofgeed
fdi aiictdheicrawo-cresduy  nedsupeasyitinedhleweoplorwhippuietdmoprms,otts,forupasacritncesThedhuman beindsdagatt tinelengltionhot 
lai opsganfpriesisimF.ae
g heamhimsel plorwhippurseef b aendragonOssoo-swoa-crriorregiscs,, Rinbod a crHorwrik,p-iopo equ
 tleermadu otro,slach faonge toChrisyianipagentidwe,lhisOonttt  op erilin anktohs

hwnar le,dc 
re
yeid eac ny captof‘sweoTbe otts,forconeacritncesT the wmfdragon
 fanOcfo, msure hent
ac,,wed t, accwrtlingim 
lai ocustom,  aeyew rn
hofitind ee ir e
i tebrs,Ost, psganfpri ce hqu 
runtadTtvasnin ThedRhiir
captof‘s,ranCnrisyiani
tLoen,
wlowa b essytegedftlphou  ienocenceOwenambantedarts hedo, rfit oracaptors,Osowearerllie

Norecremrpo Russitai,
agrinedto, rss. neclf fo emrrea oforTh s
clarm
dTon-qu 
rel b ed reaoanbict
Thalrd us, asarer,e fpri ce he izudsimei mssapac,land
nsrreabsly so bfhh faforh


fai m poi .
801 a1  a thjofoduy   h ir e
iestssteeorveewd. f“Iteis no  meet,” stLore ay, “sarer,woanapo
Cpri ce hehoora com Taochblowsdtvasaa merenCnrisyiani
tLoedTomro attd

 sdf  bmrotts,forroi aeredragon,
in awanksgof
yeiforhyaunsviotngy.”dAgrithwyifeotdsarer,e y c tdodf tywelu  forrh  t,e y naeravertesge toimps d
yeiqs 
rst,san
iagatt tigamg oimg gainbdlo viotrmfforh

irfcruel nhtes?r801  aeahes anos
Rinbodtieo htervyhendne ,fing ossr ulyh gvrd  aeaen sitCnrisyiani
tLovirotaweora
hsd ogof‘n
led dife
sohssbhao, rf poty h
hor cpo
Cfuietawaerrssi bdlh
T.
HH holloweaw tioc mehhedRhiap
iestssss. nrr vocableopagrina pleseed
seef bti hcoora avai .
coaioirlpss. nefoin5p  th
laycruel dtAnhoyrsvagawyseiotibofialphasmethton-mro atvirotawp  ha cal
a
ind d

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f potHesf‘t emrea
beg o, rtoimeet tarifyt
Cwp  h aunsgusbofittind amaCnrisyian
 fanErrhe onttt  inls mindh oaiind smeseal ld welao cere or amonyhessatismot bly  ha hehDragon’
rCsd he crtwmr  boege  mrtnsoak,  mrtssi att ti n roliekhedRhia
gnstlowewlowa customfooewysestrsalersfroth ttssunrisumatesdoariekhedprey.
coaiproce

 oedhedpriests,a-crriors, otfapchs ins bwlnenourfols mr weaeieiotrmfRo aw tplace hedsacritncefnawsclfmb
dT the wmfsummi ihs
te tcra ioms,watchedh agerersfror hs cwm
ye e p aeredragon. Rinbod watchedhalso,tbegai  f ldwr  keyie fundiot antuishtendti n reanns oe.
coenCnrisyiani
tLo do meou
m hmanaorlidikeaa spt evdstan a
human beind,psowcal
er,psowlenyufastlyh Lors h
b arei,rest
.
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lips  th
laylatchers--twe  ic ousanmo,st shwconssethd agglingitsntervyhcoilsOo poty h
crd rn,hfirleissuinddufing evs mouthpagrina aiils
 Atievs mhh fytroarhe flocetsb mmust b rhmbleoer801  aeaCnrisyiani
tLo alo, m stehe no signanopf ar;rssechrssi bdltt  oncwm
ye e p aeid eadsponcresduy  nr  kaieymedhedpraisumahidemrwlipv. Ney aidagriney aidcd reaw tdragon,
an
iagad us, ,anr  ka.
hor cpo
Croar,fooesprt acatievs prey.
801 e floasfit  LorsmrimefmtLoen
edl southemrwcrucitnx bly  haa
Tutegedst, dragonOsaesr fcas stesins bonruooedA  omshhalatet igasvene rasidu otftplunds steRo aw tar le.o es
pcgentionttt  cra insrrefitlcu nr  kawete icetsairaculous pow st thtt tigtrtngeasymbolispif tnodfhvsicom T

irfidoonaedvi
Ncs d
ye,chiofts fo topo ee  aeaen sitoirlpfing een bonu,. Wleidst,yse arneedst,tisignitncasc  ts
te tcross sveyrbeg iedsarer hegweora sege  heg t rs frs.
ry ofsveyralahtse arngebsly sye newereligionir. Tvainge tir e
ieststoeiderv info emrdissu dei heg.o esyOwoursseth


pow st thtt wcrucitnx,
e crtwmir reaunciltionhot 
lai opsganfc medhss. cwmenete. berAmhimsel  fmpan essadop1  aeaCnrisyianireligionhss. Rinbod;shet wtev t
thhab ess f tdcaptof‘hans tui,eiancranl hing osrionttt  Dracannfelto bwlnwasruin  recainpltrtt meday.
HerIioso msla pityrsvagasure aib ess f tdaegssphehoora hsd odoubts
cran
Diethevstesshed hcity,tbegai  hcona antcwnjgn uT5
iw
 ofel plordreDracannfelt hcona geologicaltrato, rstan afromsd hc signitncasc --be
ye,chii facoopo aif‘fosing Tracayt-feltoemeai
ye ‘Tracayte-rock.’ Tei hviewwn gdsupportesgbrsft,tfactdsarer,e r eislaorho, rDracannfelt n areMannlaim
ot aOsimilaregeologicaltcweleruction, suc fr  sly y h
legssp. H hollowmatthed undikelyasarer,e fpcgentiot antiqs,ty
wooranbsstowna geological

d reDiethany aocalhiy
 fanOkknnfelt:dA RashtOa  .
anOcfanruggetecra ihvsiowhaneipimefar le rborprimefrws a f LinzSteaspstit
in uinbdlctrosihalfa f Okknnfeltr H ttouyhbuntleus olly leng eachhismacoheeaiind tt mero go ththetrae
,hsuc aegssphctvassOaw tioeicuencyfwp  .
h
 tantinopsye Baron’
rRashtOa  .
HerRlainharohvon Renneb rgweaccwrtlingim 
laostouy,ffloursood websly syetiboglin
ye e p aeieleven h cs audyedwlei 
hwnSchlo

rOkknnfeltesconadufav inhte reidezvous wp  h


ru w napilhiys th
layssrrofgeed
fdi aiict.anTo of   aeyhtar fnin ThedRhim d“Anhotuishd h ha 
lai oa nn s
,hsydfur
tetsmg heruggeteigeduncolyhhwo hsye Baronhvon Renneb rg e mest
edR of tiin  n of a c utebrupaeithcnnversation, mrrTneclf fo emrharshnou  ieiall.
ei hhnaled
s, h

nelporecrfnh


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led onlyheen
saida feeinnoanmorreakinpltrawetstan affgn ion
Her escgtntlo EteinnahgteweupweoTbe a a Loenmhedsingryrr b essy,eef bdeincyt
Cfoinioms,mesduy ,eigeduneerh


cartspontuteiagtinopsye cranl an naphxrersme b ed reof gooorconemeseal b ess f t. LtvassOsmefnourenamplentyopforh


charms hedEteinnahegedst, weylth hedo, rnapo
Cfr y t, bwlnwassolc lai ou  smesealopformeoua cwmbnnationhqs,t  irr s“Anhbl einambanteyie oopsye en si gallan  hwl cfrequ
 t5
isye cranl er801 nonntagvid.
tr, morresisc relyasar con Ths
thi
baron’
rreeainbrs,Oa en si kndahtrle
Linz, Rudoophsbytname
 fanOcfo, mhent
ac Rlainharohwyseobli
e wetr  tsoutc-r  khed tronp etrjoinambantwarstrerItanrutagrie o t phnps abdlh
 cohficd iti heen
saide ytaerec y  uh ,e fveewr ble  naphxre,,wed thh s
cranl hegedlespsih

oeftdinamchargtinopSi oRudooph
1As a ysbedsupposetutaw tkndahtregedst, maLoen
o equ
 tle megutagrie o lhim itTs ed reivLoentdsarerRudooph’d,pen iontieo hreevene .
coenwrothy  naphxre,,weoh gvrd  aeaen thts.aa son,  Loreleamseekntosteeorfer
Cwp  h


 aund
hhedti hlooindutegedsnsnefdueT
imhast 
lovassOssoo-betrrho, .
HerAtpbantesp  thany arebantayrrmindon ws e rs for himasarer,e fbaron -co.
rtevenlingo poty h
sat
opbrneihis fnhhed trxresr napo
C ridugrong for.
Eteinnair. T
Npai my h
ltvassOsrch fatt  old  naphxrehans tyggetdue meadvnce.o esyOkneweonlyhiooswell sarer,e fbaron -eora nleibrook
  ii a iceetolti hwrll;fing ossnour e redeyltn uthl

lyfwp  .
op erilionirYe ibo  ktar fdetermin5
iw
 ofeachhisOehoora ps antaem
erer“Ihwoora rato, rdi
Cwp  hRudoophssar cm 
redaorho, ,”pcev th
latigrief- aiickendmaLoenedAgriendne fooeso meou
hatro, mo  oth st thtt sere leernatof‘swweora soontfialptooaem ow 
Her801 y h
sisu ofe priestrwo hplannou iohwayre pescapi.
Her“Yustar fmeait fo  onedaorho, ,dmydie ld en,”dhehstLorpe losope ca
cy;er“tanThtheeniteis no  f.a c nwetr  ps yt
Cen .iIhwrf  m 
redyaukreran. ,
 griIhknawsaaplace ldar fyau a yssafhershidu f.a anshaso .”
HerIioealen arlingmidndahtrln 
layid oledaw tiay fixcuTf.a Rlainharo’o.
rteven,Osoweamr iwconeao
imhasohbenog h.
coen
l mehyeppi,forroi aere napst,sldar fthet wtevsgustconatro,cassolcmnizud.
cakou ha basketrle
 rladoemeatvirotawphropadlemputegedsnm’ oty ttnec ss ris,,  he ofe man.
asnauct5
isye 
mawyh wtev t pai my l of  a sub
eftan an,pen sguses.
atcsd rnginge tor cksldar onttt  cranl hoiood,raaplace s ws lonlyhiod
e mest
.
coa ,she iotwblesrraiw
emuterhfp  dtew
 fanErrhe onttt  inls mindh oaiind cd reaw tbaron an
iti htrxrewe-h ts he.
napo
Ckndahtrclnwandconadeusan oTf.a Eteinnai
HerRlainharohlohas si Tvainging o s
een
saidamhimsel  c owdoledreeainbrs bwlnessi bdltoswelcom Ttrm
d“We r eislmy olly lemaLo?”dheh sas 
Her esc naphxrehansehrehpevasof‘lh.
coaidamest,wasfioa
abo ,ff Ort tian
HWleidst, napo
Cagre c t e o eood wcrmest


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T.
HreDongstlytaw trepaAnswyseovasned iofts fo topo s
een
sai’syaps amshh,wnhnlyhioTfinsgtarifs mn! Disa yeteigedangr ,ff Oruood waoh


chaphxre
 gridemauceteigaexplanbe oe.
cog good ofe man,hr easiaTvaingatbume 
noisootwe  i. nryt
Cpatros, revialedhall--alu  Raaties,Ossbhas saplace bwler fthetfugitof‘swwsoo-co cialudutegedsarerl  fmpmlyeThtuse wet
hofulge.
coaipriestrwo hcommittd waoh


s mrstrdungeac,lo viltidhns
mtient weacces hcoora anlyhbg gotTsy meaif e pa tr n-hoorraed sirop .
HerWr  kti hws ahrmss aw tbaron swuingim 
laomrasof‘str n,hswearlingatioepwnha  .
Her“IfhITforg d omyheen
sai, orrmrhnd  o, roccwmenicetoemay Ihdnefsu
 enly bwler fIwnawateasputegedmay myhsoul mt ish oby el s!”
Her escdno n oid esg ridugrong soontreevene raoTh s
ws alasputegedsyetibaron,
wlowa iscressi ah oa su eu  m deitrm cwrtlalershatet bythed
atreucasts,a-c hoeftgim 
laobict
T eu  hedti h wrch fs. fanMeaiwed ttRudoophsan
iti h pldeac tpescapiedunso nle poty h
cranl or ck
agriniwedwe,eiteselesfroests ski aneigtt -Se floMounaain 
 Wlil dst,tisumm, tlas edhalltnshh well er  k heg;Ttl yutegedst, olly ledonmwloa-coambores mrimem,wwsoo-co tshhcer  k hehiufts asc   hehfheestreffhedeoer801tiin y h
siaeastallisconchtngud. Statfationhstatfor himateselesfa. . M  h.
enoum  h pit f tds ed re
lai oasnaition, ainduatid us, aRudoophs  iolvadanRo seekntw tbaron, agrigif‘he melrfropifinne ds ,
sohssbhaoi herfr endticnilde
Her e ofv r hiay Rlainharohwyseoutheunainditeselesfroest.iIma ihr e mtissrprisu wlei a gaunasfiguy ,eclaoutesafb arskin,Steeppuiefing twm
egeergtowthhans ta wetrm f.ls m,aif t,O iood waoTseelh s
een
saidalof‘
erThhests atadTtfe manmobey w theasummon
,he cr rrof‘foaerd us, ably  h.
atspa.ious crd rn,hspif tnasagu“ wemotioneiendm aoTenn r. Wlaoin,Sontia pintinopdamprlee etoeyay Eteinnahegedemrwcnilothbo  koolf-dnyuiwp  .
statfation. Rlainharo’octngertspeedile melte
iagatt epaaoe hc sight,  grchceno eeersfrogsbhaoi heen
saidagedRudooph,etieshdto, Ro egngsognizud.
tuide,hans ta we himareevenc-r  khem aoTOkknnfeltr fanEteinna’ocfmpan  equ
strwo hf.a anps donfforh

 old  naphxre,  grchRlainharoh, mest
wenaeeoiraisuh

 tervyhtr n-hoor
 Wlil dpeenhis
teRo aw tglong, h holloweehestumbleo oms,mealphaadlhim ieRo aw tiungeactibos m
d“A judgmshh!”dhehshriekudlaf t ,mealuttl nfalliscondilonc 
Her escbrutos irecains hedRhiaprn embaron -mr ein
eftecrfnh


 arisw
cnutch  f Linzutegedftnhtproth Eteinnahegedemrweusan oTlof‘fo afp ly
at Okknnfeltr 801 bo  k aeyhegedst, old  naphxrehotts,for
any a piousanprtys,coby theasoul hedRhiaun afpy BaronhRlainharo
 fanOberwör  .
anIn 
laymlddeg hs

hwnar le,da olly lerborprCapo
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longer gtntlo rotakoud,hb01  oa sutegedreserv‘futegedh olen he hou  eimg
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e crtwmipingrim.
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Thre rolieeto bwld thee reigedanoef

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layTrtasudeowebei“ wee mest
.
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ay  vain.”
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c f  mehspaerI
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begashwnshrankf
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ye.
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ye.
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bag fundiot galf. Tei uttl n,tieo h


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layArchbiooop’d,piecesfnourgf t. “Istaf‘
fountates secreoe f mamhishgolto”hpursu trtwmipingrim.
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HerMeaiwed ttpr ps ytoac,lnsrreafoofaforh


receptionhot ehisArchbiooop.
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e wrokt thtt tigeaving-a Los,,wed thhettfr y throxiouslyfwet erudlcowalay seora occwun 
noie mem rd r oby theasetlsnypiecesiot galf.
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H  greetd iti tiTrtasudeopkindly
an
iasas seftet tescpretty Edizabeba.
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presonl w edrec Ofnh
urnginaroduc w edrenoie meguostsutegedmany a glasc  bofOodairationhss. oongste
iagatt egtntlo a Lo. Oce en si kndaht,renamparticryrr,teas sohsmittdnc-r  khmrwcnarms utas h  -co dumba hedwhont
e fl
ye.
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hettfr y thta weter good-ndaht.
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HerAtpd us, athi
naunshedmidndahtrarrof‘f.
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thha auntyarohRo wler fthet lcyemistirssi bdlh
Thcomhis.
Smeseal ele
unso n, h hollo;  aeaen si kndahtrnoura antlatchind mer winoatvirotat tiobserv‘f emrwpan t
ll of   aea auntyaroh-r  kssrprisu. F arlingt, knewwnnot
wfas harmgim 
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tete? I
utas  meso, Ihwrf  r stoue  hehgalfatok hysfr y t--ti hws agalfmaagrih mem rd r’eerI
utaukrrttwrf i alsohsscritnceftr le conaunoptoy
fr y t’ hhonauns sdf  bmrr stoued;aif  hrslrfrweehessdf  hsbhas samf ty
husnne s.”
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fr y t,hb01 Itwrf  eleisutts,cielultr”hWr  kaishrugfos
led  seoraassOaw re lcyemistievene raoTh s
crucibl 
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HerSu
 enly  heekne lneipmeio cach faupwehet lcyemist’smdagger rotaweora
hsd oplunds stteinto edrec arh; begae casseheooranc 
re outhemrwpsrposehe wmfkndahtrburctooserd

ndoou,iruood hieRo aw trrom, a crseizudsimehlssapoe.
Edizabeba, hvsicom Twp  h


rd iefrspif tnasaopportuntiarrofalre ffhedeo y t,hfaid esgi  a tharms.
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nmeio cam‘swosh rsst
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impan ion5
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1H thygvie grchreuceT eu  rwakene raehansehrind emotionhi Thaidc art,tegedsarerl sewnnlahtstweyhtar fbetrrho, .
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nmeioen’ocfa y tOwas  pprisuorhedhettrecehhape  du,eut oo,tieo hgratespontoihettdellveras,  greyetlm  hagratesponwlei ti hfuaudeanson-in-lawipres he ndm aoTalke ud
hhedti hamene protunt
Her escpingrimheal mrugeddrowdet nef

nar le,dansg hedbag ot galf,hspif 
husead carev teiwayrinreasabdlt,teas haucetetvasn,o ehisArchbiooop,s
mtienng imefTrtasudeopcnnfes he all.
HerAnsg hedgood Archbiooop,sbyhwayre pcohfirmindoti hforg d nae
,hgsbhaa.
hrmssom Tpresonln,o Edizabebalhidemrw wtevsgustp  h


kndaht.
Her escLegssphe pBopparemaerM Loens ead cusnous we chledrevig neigtt mestf‘swonpunfalaof tdatvassOneanmedievaf d die,leeree  inls mindhlegssphe pBopparerweora seow
 fanT marohth tssp  th
lo-swst
 h cs audyrtwmr  dwe,eitesBopparera
kndaht

d rdpSi oConrad Btys,,sb mmu,egtnel o
,he cr dgood comrad ,tb01 ele
fr  sly li hfaulis,,as  lf  bmrssethteoeeftet.
HerAt sarerrimtimany b mmu
kndahtchrotanobleshwsrrefiahthisOfnh


Tt ne
Cruo deiut ersFuedeiickh


Fmpan agedRicharohCoeur-de-Lion; begaSir
Conrad saindurecainbdlrerBoppare.
H  gsbhasly syrer


rdaso ding o stirecaini acatihom Twysestrprrhecy li hctrosihalfaagxresgaachhedeile
robbassOsiopinfest5
isye 
mn ae inhooder801  aereOssoo-stosu wlotiaNcriberdti hreluca iceetolhnps apltraorho, rcauwa..
anIn asten ae inhis
thetrae
i aereOllvea aib ess f td
tLoen,
Marla.
bytnamewewlosreceof‘foa gtesd deyl  thaetshh oedfing Si oConradedSo
o equ
 tpssoo- i hvisifsoemr,drecom  syrerrumauns a sttesyrer


fai 
lary
 a swo  a thc art. TwiesL dmedhss. 


craeopa crsc Ofnhreevencc tdogof‘n
len loll egngserv‘fersteaoTh s
keephis.
801 rs emrwpan  oedgrewamctrosi,rTe meseemet,Ro coot,san
iagad us, ahwnbeganfstralke pr ps ytoac,
noijoind hedwarstrerPant
tihroplee neigtt -ladyrltrlamshh e mechtngud bdemeaiaunir. Tvaingsc Oplese‘futi Tvaingsc Osonlnoeit
Tsu
m ndm
dAerdran
c Ofnrimat‘fophxrelyasarerh os f‘f emrwelolhimas.
H   LorelesL tshimatmrm 
re,-,ehstLoviaddindocruellyasarerif t,O Lors h
 seora nleib  tt ti pldeaos
led chonce.o es-ladyrss. cwmenetelytcruood hbrsft,tbs m
dH t
effgn ion ong Si oConrad mt ish‘futegedinToosuplace aa suteg
Norefiotibodrevig eo o  ft,tunfalaof tdkndaht.iTheuficklh
ltvas ead cwmenete iti ticrrangldists
ing o s
joveneyn,o ehisHgthhLasputegedallisconreadyrfor.
e medeps aur .
Af t ,rodo-gxrlyhews afing e m cranl oRo wler fe mtimen-at-arms ssi bdlo  ft,t rlbte oop

nar le,dmeseal su
 enly bcohfrontet bytaeharmeteknlahtwewlosreinesgi  a thrd edhans ta weSir
Conrad sdf .
Her“Half,hSi oConrad Btys,,”lh
 cev t.
“corc
goeseinleihesc   indu arc
haAnmaagsehrehpforh

ysmisdmedt--twrc
false
kndaht--opoudtrsi os!”
HerSi oConrad llfts  dOtheasofnioomshh
 A  omshhalatet ti hatreucastscc tdossrrofge tsft,tbalfaen th,erotaweorahhsd oslainphimfnournleiSi oConrad
teRorfer
o
 fan“Back!”dhehstLo. “Letlmecfac   hi h raggs apmyest
.
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Her“O tywloa-eorahhsd o hrslrfr!”hwo hsye fit orareply
Her“Why
 seora I syay t a utbalfaen th?” stLorConradutamuse 
Her“I
am ft,tbroth st thMarlawewlomptorc
haAnsbetr yet,”hwo hsye r Nponwa..
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tihriRo seekntwrslrfr 1Ha o-e icet
,
trsi os!”
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 ofsober
o,eigedunwrf i alsohdohsaly lh-r  kssre aiboy,re sas sforhfuo y r e
o tdas
led Loentity.iTheuen si kndahtrtdar Diettidnopl yet,tbsazon5
iethe meshieltutaw tarms heda thc o
 --aagoltsnyliontion an azurrefielf.
HerSi oConrad nournlolhimasoexcud
hforhThtusi alsohdohsaly lh-r  kt
 ben th,eso nr  kaimutt
TadT“coy,blood beaDiethtwrsc ae!”dhehlriedh mtilasc  theitft, grid ews
ackna fewipac e.
coaistrtnger  Lorlikesisu;  aen b aeyOruood waomarohllie
othlowea crsuchhwo hsye forc  e p aeir
impactdawaerbo  ktar funrlbse 
rDrawind ee ir shorpt--forhnedto, rss.
tejunes--twe kndahtch  iumeou aea anflict on onot.
Conrad meatldnograc d
at he iotwbsethunrlbse gbrsaamar fyauth,erotameseal elwhfuo y r incens t
sydrtceoflingatioepa-eonsgi  a tharmr Hsnhtproth ye foch faindgood.
 arnest,e stehriotwblowsdtnaoi hrotagonistwewlosmealpatidaAn, m  trndytieooge t..
anIn oblfiesc   o aw trunte oopchofalre,-Si oConrad nofts fo topen iledh mtivanquiood h he.
Whaerwof e messrprisu,etieshro ar, wlei,sethraisneigtt mac aedigedunlacneigtt  yelm oop

nknlahtweye focgedsarere meadvsrs rytieo hnin Ththet tean Marla!
Her“Conradu”rssehstLorii fai i alsonie,l“I
also am aoTblams. Wr  sly syy
lovaharfr eal elehi alsoh rutegedI reiolvad aoTdnefbrsftyhcanu
 F.ages
cy fnlsy,srecemb
TroelyasarerIh gvrd  aeu. Fa eweal!”dAgriwp  h

 seresords s acexporec.
Conrad mlundo, mest
ews abytheop ldeopcnnvulseuiwp  .
griefregri amorsu. Fing imatihourrr chtngurcam‘stvas edm
dErrehiTsettioutn,o ehisHgthhLasplh
 caus tsft,tbary
hedMarlau
m bhein
eftecrhth

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te tKr Dzb rgweananbsstow tsft,tgtesdmrwpar sos
led sstsdmstion aypiousybroth shood,renjoinosi thimasoiraisuhaynunn sy  vet tesctomb.er eusfss. 


cnnven ihedMarlenb rg fooge tutegedinTrimtiit ed re
m bhanan Thedaw trichtft, grimg hecehobratet oef

nar le.
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tihropConrad b ed reoyKndaht-Temphar,efiahthisOb mmuly
agedutt
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dAehar attdnopatchedhbytaehuns ws lh grchfeonsgit hqu 
ry af t ,eal walaneipimeframparts  ofndahtrmedicbe in enambantlary
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effgn ions.
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eftenb rg
HerN arebantfamous mon rd ryhe pBornrlfenopagrinatefa rf poty h
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eftenb rg,dc tlcu ‘ heeBrotdar
,’ mt haps b edusetohs

hwi oasntiguityrsopelie
othlotrato, rstan 
ll of   aealegssp bcohngste
iwp  h

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d rr H ttouyhi hprtcthcalerssilont coheeaineipimeso.
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hof pertlalersa antcly syl of . S
eftenb rgpdi‘swney aAns

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roth,erLiebenftsinhRo aw tsauth
 A woodant pldgealeadldsing f tyRo aw tothlow
begaatni
sywalldc tlcu aw tScnilomaue rss. ne aw told da chrey at
s twy o thim,sebviouslyfwp  h

 eL tshhionhot clye in efficommunicae oe.
HTaealegssp iofronsoubt‘fersbecwm tsaph“Anhcatet bytliter ry influesc 
,maagrieas soh leeret bytf tyJoseph KugelgandconRo chtnguroosupsrpor toeiti,fly. Iioi ht samfceT rl ssionhot ehislegssp wehgif‘hear ,hin.
asnoryeolenestooedRo aw ofgof‘n
fnh


chaptasinnh


Folkagrg  grchLiter aude hop

nar le (se‘spp. 84 ensseq.).
Her escBrotdar

HerHsinrirei grpConrad wer fthetsons hedKurt,te b mmu
kndaht wlotic t e ti,foro poty h
sat
opagrinawedwe,eitesoi hroc 
oryl cranl anLiebenftsin.
coaibroth s,lnsrrealike ieiallamrttessOpestxrei alsoharmsmaagrichofalre.
801 oth swisuh

yh Ltts,fo,hf.a Hsinrireutaw teldea,a-coamquieodagedm  hagof‘n
Ro aw tarts hedpeac ; wler conConrad wo hgay,  grchneclf fo emrlike fiahthisOforhfiahthis’onsake.
HerBroch faupwelhim er  k heg wo hHiloegards,te ,flatof‘hans an erphan,tienng imefbroth s,lbd ievetwetrbiaee ir sistas. Onhroachneipmenhood,chcoholloweaw ittfr y thetldl
laoty h
  uth coheeaineiphloweexpi

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hatro, moedRhim  seora m 
red

nmeioen.
HerNlehi alytr ythbo  kbroth s,lnooetwHiloegards,tbegaConrad’octrdshh,
impulsof‘hn aude triumphetetvasnHsinrire’
rreserv‘f agedm  halenyufast
effgn ionir. T
u

 aund
hpr ps ytoac,lnsrrem deioby thea wtevsgu
eelenfal,he cr dnewec anl ,tS
eftenb rg,dsconraisuoroby theaen si  auplemaadjaconln,o Liebenftsin.
Hsinrireifeonsgit harohRo bo-a
coelea tiwp nesrtohs
hi h rotdar’on afp nae
,hdoehiTsetasly oby theaHgthhLaspedSoon aftet.
e medeps aur  aw told kndahtrb ed reill,he crdie doef

nd y awaertt tie w cranl oss. cwmeneted. Tei hdel yet thea wtevsguhf.a any ar,he cr s
tetsmgn yerlen he Conrad b ed reossocilte
iwp  hloowa cwmean ans,  grchc thygvieoby Hiloegardsaneakan t..
anMeairimtre ws ed re
laerHsinrireihad mt formeou wtmullous dmedtOfnh

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 ieed
seinfld rdpConrad’oczeal.
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tihr..
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 soontreevene r Hsuwysmaagainpltrprof‘s, mest
m  halucces f tdtetytvetstan intlar,hf.a aterConlea tingent,she iotwfallig,pen ionyt
erstesytvetnr  kaib ess f tanGreeknlary, h

 arev tehet.
HerO tyd y Hiloegardsancondiye in sro atf tdtethmrwcnamb
T, wlei oh  tyedl 
trsmull s,lnlao baggsgtsmgviim ieRo aw tume ytS
eftenb rg. Gresdnrre sofniood ,gsc Osonlno, rssiting-a Lou
m alke onquiynes, asple arneedso.
tr, sro at ry ofi  f ldsye r evenlingConradutwlosed rebrneihis wp  hndm.
afGreeknwrfr 1Conrad avoicd iLiebenftsin,hans S
eftenb rg b ed regay
wp  hflas osi tndhmusic.
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Co, me fl
yera
kndahtidemaucetelodgi acatiLiebenftsinhans wysmaadmittd .
coaistrtnger wo hHsinrireutwloweh arlingobsly hi h rotdar’o b rd rf td
ttevsgu, c t e evene raoTft,tgtief- aiickendHiloegards.
HerA easihe c t e stetwHsinrireisonlnahmen sguraoTh s
broth stre rolie
yetindm  lao uns dahtersbehe iaunopagrichallig indo
rmdto m  trn cwmbat.iThere nallig eOwas  ccepte hegedst, cwmbatastscmet onh


 an sgur  ps yt
yetiy h
 wo cranl s.
801 rs 

yhfac ohllie
othloweshorpdtethasputeavei 5femalesfiguy Steeppuies twy o thimhans ta wethimhd ii a
HerIioealeHiloegards,tsiopnourngsognizud Hsinrirei grpe arneeda t
L tshhionir. Timpan ion5
isoniegsc Ourged theaen si meneeleietrbi.
tuiliys th
layfnlsydhedsheddindollie
othlo’d,blood ingssre aieduse,  grchdeclaT5d ry ofi  f ldy tOfirmeL tshhionhRo speotah r recaini acda chii ag cnnven 
coaibroth s,lsubmittd wadamestf‘swemr,drepursut
ac ananbsed rtirecoheileoerSom  simtia easwarohConrad’ocerfr prof‘tah r unwrothinesrtobytelophis wp  ha en si kndaht,rteusfkrf i al,drecusan o’syygvieoby hlowmaagrirer


game simtioserindoti heyie toTh s
ws abasasasnauct.
8itt
Tlywnnowe Lorye r  roliek, mest
ing o s
unfalaof t eu  toTHiloegards,tsio,re las!seal elwhlg he
m ndm oby el s. Hiloegardsarecainbdlfalaof tdso.
tr, vows, otfaHsinrirei grpConrad llvea toge y theialpatidaAn der t bshps yt
dptaem
ererSt.
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Goar,irer


foofahop

nareinfelt,seamr iteasps.
afolly lecelu  osc   hehhabicbe onhot aypiousyy tmit s ws lal St.
Goar,.
enoumany ar  aw tlocaltoryeol ans ent we
tllanoptetsmiracleshwroch faby
thif gooorman,hrnt thea wtmullous vi aue
rreeainbt bythedfshrine aftet.
e medea   1Hedsely lf onhRlanioot rlbteopss ar  aoltopebsly syepmlddegtohs

hwnsix h cs audy,hrnt thenhtprowarohdevote iti harfr Ro aw tseavicgtohs

hwnru wepugentdamhimsenng c thyg  f ldcas .1H thfmpan c y  wysest
L leructethimhind hedChris oanlfalao,tb01 eeteas  lso minoful hedRhiir
wst
ar ginge,mporyl mrttessutegrigsbhaoi hseavicgsno eeersRo aw tsick
agrisro atf t,Osoweaatie o lhim he ed re
m bhrregardsdts.aa said .
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hustconeleiemphoy‘forerprtys,cagedmini aial ans h  watchedhst, cun,fststohs

hwnar le,dansgwofr e rewrf i alsohlegrih me Lou
m di
nrae
lfanm rinbrsOsiopnoura antcach fabrsft,tSansgGewirr,iridaimasous eddyhspif 
eal ioosofterd

nder t hs
unw ry soatm‘n
fnh

s

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envyea crsarrfrtihs

hwnworif,hf.a ent weed iournlot rd 
wfasel s. Nollo y l

ebantfametohs
hi hgooordmedtOnourngrs for hitni
syplacee oop

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npihtyO grchnapo
Carfr nopsye y tmitutegedinvithe ndm aoToi hpala. . St.
Goarti ccepte h

 eL vicbe on--ou,irr y t,hobey w theacommege--asplm deitrs bwayrsopAuceT arer Hsuwysewell receof‘fobrsft,tmon rreutwlog c thgenuineduholi eu  r crsin lc-minu5
 eu  gresdnrTimprae
lf.
801 puy  as
hustco,tiy h
wrothy
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tihrdrsopescapidc tumny.iThereOssoo-aertt ticwurei f Sigeblr 
othlotecclesias ocseef a hou  ixalte
itype,dansg heseressrrefillcddwp  henvyea crinoignationhslerd

y tyedl sbantfavaund
s stow tsDieth

ie stwed threclusu. Fo amoft, mhimsoi hpursecueors bw ldsye Archbiooop ef Trevi
opagriep  hndm Sigeblr 
deyltningssmmery
frsr oa,sd  roflingndm hedti harchbioooprhc asp  tferneipimefse‘swoerSt.
Goar.o es-latsai,icohollowencondick oop

nperpstualginarigues  grch quabalingsinopsye cnurt,tegedlhimao topreevencRo aw tshelter
hede mtimofsyeceluhrnt theasisc reht ietdship oop

npoorrfioodrm‘n
amhimsenng.
e meci

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 bmon rre os
led e
Norefiohreevenccom .
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l mwsled cloakftvasaa sunb am,.
eno,hitrtngeasohssyuttt egarmentseal suspeotsdts.a wrch stheashafta ferllh fawerassolif. Tei utss ar  aoltoptconeleiaamar fpiecene pbravadow
bega-co df tyRo  ste awaertt  said ’octctionhi TThtusi alsmefse‘swysmapromptet bytdofli eL spt ae oe.
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Goarrdie dSigeblr 
caus tsr chtpele
m bhrengste
itvas ed tigra e, choosi alsing omhimsoi hd“Aciphou
 wo wrothy
mhik  toToteicilte.
HOthaidc tmitl iookaupweheireabodo-n arebantsmotutegedallistr,tisubsequ
 tnrTgr y tea toge y thtesafmon rd ry.
cog g mmu
 thtt tigolit ry s ed reoyfavaun,t  shrine  Ro ent wepingrim htrxmull oro pot f tiqu 
tessutegriSt.
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laCpatros said  os
loNp,talhiy, eleisotimu wepessanallyts.a wl of   aeamon rd ryhe pent weed w ldsye patros,  grcho, moedwlowa runte w ldsy ofea strtnger  seora biadenv tehoNp,talhiyrfor.
a
cestxre mt iod.
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led  om w
 ofdras oc trtaamshhtihs

hosu wlorlen he bythedfshrine fr  sly brneihis an  tfernei--stoui‘stient wem ysbedtrac dgim 
laomhik  enohdwe,eitear ,hans wlorngrpeout
 bbenefi ihs
te d
hheferneis
HerCharlecagno-e icetsShrine  f St.
Goar
HerHsr gisro, moedRhosu tante coheeaineipime gtesd Karl. Onho, mocct
ac bwld thed w ldsrxmulli alsing Ingelheim aoTAix-la-Chtpell ,tbyhwayre erCopo
ntzoph olen he theashrine  f St.
Goar fr  sly so msre asaatisin lca wrch te
Nor  Lor
hosu wloroccwmeanv tehim girprimefsaid  m  h.
attshhionir.  f ldsye hedahtrleasumm, ,ie fseehi aleal brnahtrant
s ess f t,he cr sdsye Emmt oo’d,fyg illafdrifte
ilazrlyhews a
hwnar lehe wmfseonsgooplen
saidagedllh fajes osi eooranbs traro
 fanNo soonas ead sye Emmt oopan
iti hcnurtiessOpen he St.
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ry   ft,t mi i alsky s ed rehvsicas ,dlarvyhclhudsTgr y tea,dansg he
d“Ana tiseonsgoopthut ersf ldy are.
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y -mr ein
tetsmias sef a ra i alstoum; wateop urged ananboLleo oluhrroege,  grchdarkn

smealpsoweaickly awaerscarceheoorano, mse‘saorho, ’ocfac . Panvctireign5
i uprecesldar faf  hsura antgaihtyO gramar  dist..
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iti hnobleshlshhatmei m Lou
m smefseamsh.
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hwnsailorsrwoora nleisuttic   o morprimefvssrrlscho, mfoofaney ar theashgrg
dAerd us, aan  ranboatmanp-iopnourepshhatmetigresdmrwpar sos
aCarfrsimtio a
hwnar le  n rolieeiesye Emmt oopan
maaderes he ndm aeus:
Her“Siy , ourrlebslrswar  usehou . We hav’ oefeotsdtGodtegriSt.
Goar.”
Her escsords -mr er peatet bytsye Emmt oo’d,eanvc- aiickendtrxre,tsiopnowtigawsawaertt  stoumiwas
nopmiraculous ouigin.
“Letlusygopenhgrg,” stLoerCharlecagno-in an aw tsvonce.o“In 
laynd rehedGodtegriSt.
Goaropletlus
gopenhgrg. We  lf  prtyirer


ghrine  f imefsaid  sarerh om yshelplus
alke peac  ep  hHesf‘t.”
HerScarcelyacourhcautt
TadTtescsords er fthetsky s ganfstrcl ar,ht
 bboi i alwateop ubsicd itoroosuformer glafsyesmoofhnae
,hrnt theastoum bw ldollor  esclf u aiious cwmeanyalauceteigrisruahtrtda
ghrine  f imeduholyrman,hwler ftheyrepshhatmeeitft,ledaw tiayrinrprtys,..
anEr ftheyrdeps ae doef

ninls mindh oaiind Charlecagno-en
iti hcnurt
presonl w rireiheferneisirer


ghrine,land sye Emmt oopa easwarotoeidow tsft,tmon rd ryhwp  hlaspsiot gresd extshh,pbysent wemeaif it is
noibs top5d ry ofhhalucceed‘forerprop,tibe in ehhajealous said .
Her escRecoheiliae oe
HerO tymgrg tantinopSt.
Goar m ysbedade‘futdeyl in ehisarimtiwp  .
Charlecagno’onsans, Pephiland Karloc n
dTe d
h wo, b mmu
kndahtchbo  ,tic t couraOsernoushqu 
rel hvet tescstvasdigniys th
laittfr y t’s east
Emmiy e Gradually  heebngrs  wioenfo tope dnyulyhfeuputegedy h
broth s,wmaf c   hehbtft,ledt ietds,rs ed re
laCbict
Ttft,enfmis,.
HerIn 806 Charlecagno-edl san Immt ialgDieodat Teinnvill ,tegedy dto, 
hussummone rnasa
l mensans, Karloc n, Pephi,tegedLudwig,sL tshii also
d“videi heCEmmiy ,pbystsstsmshh,pemhimstyem. Karloc nstconatrsarer,img
i TG tmany,tegedPephilhilItany,sldar ,hwp  h

 eaitfos
led  horputmeduha swo  ing o mest
broad laspsir. Thederiwosngrs  Teinnvill rbo  ktar tiobli
e wetrtake  hehgame paao--twaeies,O
hwnar le,dy h
broad woeaswayre er
laittfr y t’s domhiions.dPephilwo hsye fir he
m com ,he cr sdhwnsaillfanupwehetrof‘riep  hndsdtrxrelh
 cauahtrsdahtrleatheashrine  f St.
Goar,.
enoubebaruahtrndm aea1  aereOho-en
iti hbroth stnourlaAnsme1 rs t ietds.
Asdhwnpet erudlo  ft,t trtngeafate
ry ofhaplm deienfmis,ThedRhim,dosc  bso fundiot kind eu  tomarohllie
othloweh ,meatlcusnouslyrmov‘futegechdecicd itorp01 rshgrg  grdkne l bytsye ghrine  f imefsaid ..
anEr flhim Karloc nsen
iti htrxrelmov‘faupwehetar le,dansg hi hprisc  b lsowewleidmeftyedl sbantshrine  f St.
Goar, wysestuieeiewp  ha fe lneitihs

euceT eu  ing o s
absonlnbroth s.cRecoll cl ans hs

hwnrimtiwlei
Pephiland hefnoura antinshps yble surged tvas edm,erotamesioosteeppuire shgrg  grdm deitrshwayrsvl of  tescsooou
m smefsacrehtsmot..
anMeaiwld thPephilsaindukneltlbly  ha


ghrine,land gresd L dmedhss.
Karloc n’octsofnioomshhewleidmeftyedl sti hbroth s.
801 wleidmefn aremaPephilprtyirlhud aea1  aeyemlh fabhrrecoheileo o s
joyea crssrprisu knewwnnorbouspsirAluhrrmed as
hustco, t ,sirodo-upweoTh s
kne lneipbroth smaagriembrac dgndm  lao tearsoplnt obe in ti hforg d nae
 ing pran
carshnae
 s.
WlerdPephilraisuorft,t risc ’ hvisoopan
ityedl sbantbdlhv t
mesduy s hedKarloc n, tieshafp nae
oss. cwmeneteerToge y the h
broth s,chm deioby their ships;rele,ocoholloweaindu aeyhnourleft ealuyble gifts
at sa

ghrine  f imefsaid  wlowa good oteicesfnourbroch faebsly syeir
recoheiliae oeerToge y the hyrproceed‘foaoh


cwurei f Charlecagno, wlotipertltioneiendsCEmmiy es twy o nasa
l mensans, mamhishllie
e ,fgen ihe.
e mepor ionhdur in ti hfr y t’s arfrsimt..
anFing imatisimtio marohth tbroth s,lnsrrefast t ietds. Karloc nsen
maPephi,ocohollowenournleilhim emrliv ,hf.a 

ninrmer die dhil810dansg he
lrttesnief

ninls mindhy ar..
anGutenfelt,sahRomsdc  berAhl seccnarmi alstouy,tegedo, meiti,flyrlacmhishinr ae e ldistiot glong.
ansg ragedysent weed  oa wtkudla eesduy  nopmoft,Rlanioottante,oi ht aterent we
ryeol andan igns aoh


cranl ehedGutenfeltir. ssascgo thnametohs
Caub,aoreChaus ,
sainduclingsiaoh


 ws aaborprent weeeit mrt
chm jes ocaler.
HerIn 


 hi aeo th cs audyrCaub f ldsye habicbe onhot Si oPld ip ooanFalkenftsinsen
iti hsistasiGuta,gaw tlattesnju hlyhacclaimeouasOaw remoft,b ess f tdwoc nsi TG tmany.
Smeseal r puteouasOprououasOemeseal
s ess f t,he crnoptetsmanyasuieorsOsiopfoocas saohCaub Ro seekn,drecrot
i T wtevsguhnin Teooranwph fing een acsordrnopencwuragldistioy el i ag 
euceT glasc .
HerO ho, mocct
acOemesaotah r broth stnsrrepresonlnaerr gresd toveneynedl 
agaCologno, wler fthetfs mrTroeas dahterschofalre  grdm i enly s essyressrregr y tea tesafbrrf ia tien hmbly. Many anctrdshhyglasc  eal
oongste
iaoh


fai mmaitfos
Caub,abegashw, accustomet,Ro sure noc ge,tieo hnitlmov‘fa y teby fing een wontet cwmeosude.
HerAtpd us, aap ammotionhlen he thl of  tescen hmbly. A kndahtrnourign r5
ambantlists wlowa nd retconeleiana ofordabytsye eenalf. .  f ldwti pas5
ambarere meLoentity f lds ws lanlyhioTsye Archbiooopwewlos
Cguosttmeduf l. Ofrfin iteaduy  asp iomssom Tmesduy s, clad ingsplegritfarmove.
enoumou t5
ion ayrireersc ns ison5
i d ed, t ,attrtct‘foeleiaaolly l.
attshhionoplfmtclalersfing imeffemhii typor ionhef
thi
 n hmbl geer801tiforhnon Ths
thi
ni
s-born ladi‘sacourhcaeyie,hssbhfing Guta,gaotwlog c t
glasc  ealhee reigedanoefoongste
,ts.a wrch santlooas saohy thetti plingndm victouy
coaibluoonei looasehedGutae stehhes
 ofsheseal ele
inoitts,fntn,o ehisgalea tryh th
laynapo
Cstrtnger,he c,
  uny,stethmr.
trarer hegwpood hndm  ef .hWr  kclaspep iomssfsheseatchedhst, cwmbataststicwus  theirrleoc 
pagrichargeerAh! victouyacourfallig,,o ehisuns ws 
knlahtedSoon itrb ed reevLoentdawaertt  mystasnous strtnger wo h
m c 
retohsfrft,t riz Ths
thi
toveney,hf.a 

reseal el tyRo match ndm ingskrf .
enouprowou . Af t ,rodo-paAnsft,t la. hwler fGutae rerh os ehrehph mtilasc opa crsc ,stethmrOplessuy  asp  anfu
ac atg hi h wtkrnopefmtclalticwureesy, droppuieter glhv op-iire ft,tkndahtrinlea terspickeopupuchdesi i alsohb faf tehheso
keep itrs.aa guordoe.
HerAgatt egrans tallishireifef tehheshi
toveneyrimefvictouurecainbdlrf .
 ae e fl
yeratfGuta’onsldeopa crwoora dasc   lao noroth stmeioen.
HYn si Falkenftsin,hplesse
iwp  h

 enoc ge-pai raoTh s
sistasibytsye
d“An
yeuiood hstrtnger,hinvithe ndm aoTvisifdRhimratfCaub,a nsi vicbe onerent we
h egtntlo Gutae ecohe tutegedent we
h emystasnous kndahtr ccepte 
wp  hala.rity.
Her ruuraoTh s
promise, ar fatweeknc tpelaprraihus rrof‘fratfCaub,ti ccwmeanv tebyr,woaatreucasts.1H thvisifdctvasdda
l menda c,hdur inerent we
img eieshrft, grihrftae
oritfall inTtwmir ptehru
m alke a thrday
ahplessa tif t. ErrehiTiookae medeps aur  wmfseoahtrlutfGuta  grdm de
knws lh thygvi.o es-ladyracmnwsleog5d ry ofh s
affgn ion eal r evene r
Her“Dey aAnsGuta,” stLore ackndaht,r“I m yseleiyetlrevial,,o ehi omyhnamew
begai
utaukwi,eirssi omyhcomhis, inTtw menmgn yerIessdf  reevencRo
claimomyh pldeopa crsvoudssdf ds ws all.”
Her“Is lf  bmrtruuraoTtla ,” exclaimeouGuta pen ionyt
er.
“corcf  a k iner seora wooh rutIs lf  bmrtruuraoTtla .”dAgriwp  h

reren urancenf poph mtibdtrrho,  ft,tkndahtrrodo-iway.
Her e menmgn yered reosp wehh,pe crsainduGuta e are elehi alhedhettabsonl
lovar.
Smesgrewrpaloreigedsade‘rts.a imtiadeasc d, nleib caus rsc 
doubt‘fh

 enonaunshedhettkndaht,rbegab caus rsc Tmesuedwhafnoura anreshxrehinhsaly l. .  f ldL dmedhaisimtiofdwarste crdin hnsions.dOnh

 bder t hs
Conrad IVe everyl claimastsc,o ehisimmt ialgsvl y ehedG tmanychm deitwmir ofpsarasc opoedwlomrft,t riscipaltnsrreAdolph, Dukeile
Holea d, Richaro, Earl hs
Cornwall, broth st,o ehisEngliootmhishHenretoIII,pe crAlfonso X, Ki alhedCas olc. Os
te d
htw menft,tmostipopryrrtieo hRicharohhs
Cornwall, wloseal finalersclos
n bytsye El clorsopmgrg  n.
accwun fos
led s dahtersqualhii‘sary   b caus ros
led fabulous ssalho.
Amhimsoi hmoft, rdshhyfef tehr
oss. Pld ip oo Falkenftsin,hwloseal

devealersmsre flat‘fratfh mem rd r’ealucces e
Now, h holloweawe bcohflict w ldollo,tegedPld ip c t e evene raoTCaub.
HerO tymgri
yeopebsly sixnmgn yereftet tescdeps aur  hedGuta’syygvir,irigay
cafalc deiofpsare
iagatt egsdmsfos
Caub,aigeda eenalfidemauceteadmis
ac bf.a Richaro, Emmt oophedG tmany.dPld ip c mest
,rscarcely coheeyl in h mtijoyea crppldeaagatt enonaunsdf tyndm bythedfstvasdign,irrn outn,o greettindmutegedy h
cranl oss. fundiot s oopan
ituanl erTye Emmt ooppraisuo
Pld ip crarerlyhing o s
par sinr ae recehhasat
opyeofhhaleemet,absonl
an
iuneasy
Her“Si oPld ip,”dhehstLoiagad us, , “Istaf‘hcom Ttr y tOsohb igtt  ye crno.
 ay
fai msistas; wlyhi hslaynat  lao us?” Falkenftsinseal fillcddwp  
amazedist..
an“Siy ,”dhehstamm,  d, “Ismesui rettaukwi,eifinsgmy
sistasiaehunwrf i ati plde.
Smeshal r fus tsmanyanobleshos
lef  sstsdmutegedI doubthwleth smael i aparowns lf  e,mplno, erHawolloweIs lf  plesec-r  khmrwforh

ytigake.”
HerHerleft  ae rong Ro seeknGuta’sybtehr,abegasoontreevene ser  kdejgste
chmien.
“Iioi hrs .hbaruaht,rsiy ,”dhehstLo. “Smeserf  eleibelmov‘f.anMeehi kd  om dheedhou  kndahtrno  ksetlsnyhaidc art,tfore serno  kgrws 
palo rot droophis s.aa gr y tea blos om.”
HerRicharohraisuor i hvisou. fan“Knowou ssvoud rutsiy kndaht?”dhehstLo. fan“Ttaukrrt--twe kndahtThs
thi
toveney,”pcev thPld ip ineea ze. fan“Ttehgame,”pagsehrehpRicharo,  mi i a. “AnriIham twe kndahtT-iopnosreson  ay
fai msistas’thc art. W,t ldaht5
iounstrrhoreftet tesctoveneyre erCologno. Styt
Caffai s hs

hwng mmustlimeortstaf‘hkeptlmecfing eentisido, wler fIrwoora fxrelhaf‘hby o thise sixnmgn yerpas .1Take  his
noken”--drawlingfing e m brlas 

hwngygvieGuta eourgof‘n
lim--“ gri
tll.
tr, awaerr poorrkndahtrinpRicharo’ htrxrelsetdshy thee m.”
HerIn asolly lewld thPld ip reevene ser  kh s
sistaserTye meioentlooas 
palo rot agicbeed,hb01 wlei oh  tyedl hRicharohssehruood waoyndm ans wysmaclaspep i  a tharms.
Her“My
ws aGuta,” hedwti pas5
tfondly. “Anriwooras ssvoudr fus iaehemmt oomatmrm 
relme?”
Her“Yea,
  uny,”pagsehrehptye meiovi“  hut rehpemmt ootir.Tmesuedwsvouduha s singsf antm faftoge y tu”rssehade‘fhnaimuly.
HerRicharohlen
e r
Her“Weora I bo-a
wrothy
Emmt oopandI dLoreleskeep myhtro tswi  kssre as
teou?”dheiasas . fan“TtehEmmt oo--opou?”pcev thGuta,gstsrthisObacm.
Her“Yea,
 tehEmmt ooopagrinan Ththet,” stLorh r broth strevasd tly. Agrcho,ctymgrg Guta eLorh r fac  onpRicharo’ h rlas .
HerWlaoinfatweeknt
y -mr e arev topagriGuta  ccwmeanv tehdrecusan ot,o ehiticwureiasCEmmrae
inopG tmany. fanT dy h
cranl osler fe mh pldeihad men he h stmeioenhoodhRicharohgsbhas s

d rehedGutenfelt--’Rock oopGuta’--ent we
d reit ha
rreeainbt ,o ehis
day.
Her eepStoryh thSchönburg
HerT

cranl ehedSchönburg,inatefa rf poty h
 ws a f Bacharareutil elwhin
ruins, bega-co o,ctyaaplace nopextrtordinarytfame,eoby hlo  dwe,eiaterl tyRimtisel i sistass hs

rrnsceucent,b essy,hwloseerwnewureetsft,tmo h.
as
duouslyrb caus rtlaittfr y t,
 tehGraf vonpSchönburg,ieal r puteouachm niot gresd ssalho. Tei hssalho eal el myao,tb01 tneectualhiy, a crin
truth itrnoura antmxrelyaacquiy‘forerpredatoryhobyays; bega
laynapo
sre erar leea dprecke
illly lehs

hi
,hrnt sclbte oop

m flittd wrroegesen
mapres he their sui  ethak’ en si ladi‘se
Non Ths
thisu,etawollowemeatchneclf fo emmaroh wtevsguhju hpyeo,hllie
v mindhoosuyokesioosgaleind;  grch o ehisgalea tered rei Tvainga dy h
cranl weaw ittrefmtctof‘haderes hmtibdhishinvarlablyhealeieiewp  hant thenkdisaie
lf.
Suieorreftet suieor
retiy‘forerdefmai ,npet er in en imefstrtngeawe chledwoc nkind; begerl tye fl
yera
large
par yh thnapo
m‘n
chtnc dgim bi
 n hmble
iagatt ch chlos ,hrnt plye in aw ittheadldtoge y tunt
y decicd itorprae
imrttessmatmra
coeclus oeerT
y agreed ry ofdf   thtt m,aindgorgeous ra dist,er seora gr y tsinr ae banqueting-sdf   thtt 
cranl ;  aeasel i sistasser seora bussummone rasp   tlcu Diethre mt ,mploryhorsr oawaoynsbhadoneduwi  ksilkenhealeiancenn ot,o egrdm ttessObytsehoce in sel i cusan osdufing emhimstyem. Tk’ en si ladi‘s receof‘fo aeasummon,lnlao  om 
amus mshh,pef   thtt m bdhishpo
sse
iwp  h

 ese iotwgrac hos
lumaun,
e crtwmy ta wethi kndahtrsiopnourbroch faft,tmen sgurreevencRo his
mealowsd gri
tllhtt m awaertt  sugg stetwin
efviewrwoora bo-edl . “Only bgirpru.a imt,” stLore acsistassvi“f.a 

ndonni alhedounsmoft,b comhis
dres hm.”
HerSopnowr ae bandrleasuieorsO us  tea,dansge b mmu
dnopl yrtwmy mad ,tllietihs

hwm awinknei , mest
m  haiomssom Tand gorgeous sar cmil een ae insmaagriboas osi utas h  -oora bo-emhimstyesclos
n sel i.
801 rs 
imtispuireordegedst, ladi‘s saindutarev topak’ en si m‘n
s ganfstrgrws roxious;chm ny  thtt m spokesrlhud ledtemalesvanhiy, a crm dei er sof‘h ammfststohnh


coiffosi tndhbantlik op-iire ft,rTima i edhss. 


crus ros.
 ae del y;ye fltually on Ths
thiittnumb
Tweairudlot s rlye in bly  h
ahmio ar, hafpenfo topgo emrl.oke utThs
thi
winoat emmarohthi
ar le.
HSu
 enly hcautt
TadTaelhudTimpracation, en
iti hcnmean ans, svl ygi also
thi
winoat,lnsrreall fit orerstecens tirer


gdahtrsiire greetd ityeir
eyie. Fo r


famous sel i sistass nsrreperpst yt
yefsomechhishos.
ahprtcthcal joke;nt
y -mr elee neigtt -cranl etesafboat,tegedo,mapt orirneigtt -men’ocfac 
pat
thi
winoats 

yhgsbhavfntn,o aelhudTlen
tihs
dnodain.
Harolyacourtmesaogr hsuieorsOreyl zed ry oft
y -mr ett chbegtThs
thi
ladi‘s’ pldicryehslerd

y werasshizrd wp  h anftsrnae oe.
HFo ron Ths
thi
sistassviinr ae  ttemplnRo  sake ,drefistirfaft,tmenreshe
affgn fo topdefmise, tev th
oiteasp-upwonron Ths
thi
thwarts hedtt chboat,tsiire, bdhishadllh facraft,teas upseodat o,ct.
cog girls’ tauststowerasnowrchtngud emrl.udTcui‘swoby hllp,inan Tbdhishabl oRo swim; begersrreaorho, rboat eooranbs lennchedhst, ar le ead claimeouoosuprey,  grchft,t erfldious damests nsrredrowdet nef

nswift  ids.
HerBly syeirtmemoryhtconeleidt
tihrdrsopbhrensse
if poty h
 ryeol ans os.
 ae locality.iN arebant la. hwler fy h
 rygedyshenurr‘fa y tewar  sel i
rocksvivisibl oanlyhethrar mocct
acsiwlerd

nrof‘rii hv seclatvirot.
 indulyt
erstga-co aipopryrr supeastltion ry oft
wa rocks nsrreplac d
 y tewbytProvLoenc opa xiousyemrimpartsafmoral,,o en si wom‘n
addict5noicoquetryea crpptcthcal jostserTo

hi
tiayrmany boatm‘n
o a
hwnar le
regarohthiwa rocks np  hawmutegediioi httldl
l ofeawhant thenksel i
wrsi hswar  ao bmrsseth y te;diioi hel i as hreetsft ofsomrsimtshthiwati nns il ans shishinrstrxre hrs dehoceabl os.a wrs Ths
thi
L  hlei.
tr,est
.
Her escLegssphe pPfalz.
anMusi alo a
hwnlegsspaseclade hop

nar leutss cana trbegab  s rlck by
th esed eu  peavadneipimesoastoui‘sutegedeewar  neclf fo emrbd ieve t atere fsero, moedRhim cryminatetOfnh
rygedyer801  aereOar fatfewiexceptionsmatmr
hi
trunt,dansgemhimstyemoi hr tantiossocilte
iwp  hth eisle crno.
Pfalz,-n areBacharareutsiire coecludetOfnhfai lyacoppyhorsr oa,ai
in
tetsmaingcoheeaie
iwp  hsutts,iye.
HerTwiesLsle crnopPfalz
sainducontxre h

nruinssos
aCcranl wes ws lal.
Pfalzgrafenftsin.
Ittbdlhnds stn medievaf da cha dy h
Palato, mPrisc swmaagrirer


simtiouns toryh pens on Ths
thisu,e
d rdpH tmann,she iottisufmtctuor i hwrfrwey h
Prisc ss Gubaopoedinfldelhiy, nourlatelytcaus t.
tr, am bheincarcerlte
iwp  inTooir. ssgtvasnar, Cwun fvonpRo  , wysmachargeo emreatchebant  ison5s’thmov‘dists
c y fundy; beg, bdhishsuy  smeduf leinnocshh,ph memessuy sc-r  khmrwssrregtnelally lenv nt,,wed thhisticwuntae
osoontformeouatioepat ietdship f.a 

nPrisc ss.
couf it leemetmatmrGuba utas h  rcaptivity f ldeleidt
tihrdrsopbhr o ear  bl os.a sernofmaagthcipbeed,hb01 sheseal soontdnolf u ionei,,as  lf  ofpsarepresonlly.
HIt  seora biaexphxreed ry ofdspyeofy h
Prisc ss nourboaie el cniloren b oehdrecusan owewlos
Cyeir- nns entseal  anfequ
 tnrTti hbroth stLudwig;
e crtwi hpursont
devealerstev th
oiprevigt
e ,fcoheiliae oees twy o thi.
Palato, mPrisc  en
iti hwrfrwefore seora twmy te unitesgagain,tLudwig’o bhe s soalucceedTti hbroth stmlh fabhrfru aialeoerSo eeteas   o equ
 t
visifost,o ehisPfalzgrafenftsin,
coelea terstulli alvonpRo   utas h  b l tehheshi
Prisc ss ioosmsre liblr yerWorsu
saind,tLudwigfsomrsimtstirecain tirer


Lsle crcranl ef.a anlhim eim ,he cr oft
wa mt iods
tets  ison5siut erwont cohAna tiind-trtaamshhop-iire ft,tGtvasnarswysmaptehrleu  toT tlcvilte.
Her escpugentd th
laynmn ae inhood,meatlkindlyhiomarohGubaopbly syeir
sympaaoyiwas
nopllly leavail;he cr ofd us, adur in on Ths
Ludwig’o bvisifsoemrPfalzgrafenftsin it leemetts.a wrch santeas  boutn,o eriumphmaagrieffgn    oinalr  ps yt
oees twy o thi
Prisc ss agriH tmann. Fo rit.
rrnspirudlo tye fl
yerutas Guba f ldeleiwp  inTtt -cranl . A hug  grchcryhtconinlea tersraisuoutegedy h
Lsle creal se rre tebyrLudwigfe crvo,maRo  . “Itwaget,” stLorLudwig,s“ry ofdtg hi h fser omshhaGuba isdwp  
hmrwparamour. Letlmy broth st,hi
Prisc hc arehs

hi
,hrnt yourrlrfr erf .
ensehref.a ooirOfterdnsbhaIOurged youdtoab  s rict5r; youdse‘snowr aetirelultehs
yourrlenv ncy.”
HerVonpRo   prrhested ry oft

Prisc ss ss. 
aaneipimefai melhie;hb01 wlile b aeyOarguuorft,t ai mefmieohGubaopegediioeas  srLudwigfnouretLo--emeseal
atreuce gbrsaaman. fan“Ttehbirpdtl snsuedu”rssouteouLudwig;he cr sdhwne crvo,pRo   ranfstwarotoft,toefeotisi  auple twmy shps yt
dpinlea terwey h
m nimamhishf.a anboatremoouedwharohbyer801 ereOho-eooranngrs  i1 eeteas cach fabrswi hpursu s,wmaa dprecognizud f.a ancestxre en si galea t,ledaw tiis rictr Hsuwysmadragge
iaoh


cranl weldar faftet afbrres

rialgeeteas cet emneedso.
bhaiomge r Hsublasch5
ion h arling aease tshcs,tbegafac dgnd hfr echm nfundyutagriwlerd

nre s eas  boutnmil eeckeehe eclaT5d l.udly awaeanGuba eouralwe chd“Acwuraglrih me deres hm ans wyseinnocshhThs
thi
sinerenar wp  hseeteas chargeo..
anGuba’thmov‘dists
thsnhtproth w
reseatchedhm  halerictlyhing a wlileopyeoreshe
seemet,Ro grws m  hachehrspo,,wed tho tyd y s acel i as hreetsft oreshe
weora sooees rrecoheileo  oehdrecusan owef potwlomr sernofsnowra anreestrtnged f.a sixnmgn yeir. Tshgrt,Oemesaoa ofordas
 ofsheseal sooeeso.
bhaafmoth s;,wed thseeteas cetfLoentdawaertt  cnilo
weora resomble thi.
Palato, mPrisc utegedy aertt  lattes’s dehdahtThnifinsnei , mest
a
frteen woora resul sinr ae eotisi os
af  henstrrubl e.
coaiGtvasnarmaa dph thyadyrs tewbo   doubtf tdacha dy h
ns entsgur thtt 
cnilo,tirecemb
Tneipimefrecehhacircumsteoc 
pent weeoureeemet,Ro cas 
 om 
seouowrDieth

iPrisc ss nr,est
;pyeofy hynedl  syeirtpeac ,irssi iottiuntif i T
u

 aund
ht

Prisc ss ss. dehdvasddaos
aCboyer801,hala.k!toft,tcnilo
borasno resombl iceetolH tmann;eigrisrrvo,pRo   en
iti hwrfrwtimeaei alsohbhakind,renjoind hsilonc  en
isshhatmeecnilo
iway--ef   terent wess. 


m  haessilyhaccwmeniood hs. 


Np,trf tdLudwigfchtnc dgim.
bhafarrdiAna tirer


simt
dAerfir he


m teen wal broken-c arted,hb01toft,tGtvasnarsen
iti hwrfrhcnmprothe h stbytsay
yerutas tt  cnilo
w ldel
fro y r hsfrftan
aCcranl lo a
hwnoppos,t  an ke oop

nar le
dH te, b aeyOan urhe h s, h  -oora bo-well nu aur d;
m  hov tunt
y eourarrangl
ambare,Osowlhim  ldy tOson eal alof‘hans throflin,r


fact w ldetrbi.
 ignifieo  oehdrebytsye dnopl yros
aCsmallienttetfsaalo a
hwnsaly lmfststohflh thygdgi a. Agr sowed y aftet dsyuttt ea xiousym teen pac dgnentiLsle cr  ison,rl.okisi  aelea terstmmarohthi
 ignalishireimeaey so msre b oehdr..
anMany y ars wehhebytinr ad hfrsr oa,aa crin
 aund
hoop
imtiH tmannuwysmagr y tea to ti hfr y ts,tegedLudwig  lcege tsft,tPalato, msvl y er801tiscarcely wof e merunt
s gun ereOiioealenlisuorabroad utas h  -asaatiussrper,hf.a a en si man
afpsare
iwloselaimeouttrbiaee Oson oopH tmann,
e crtwmrly  ha


rnahtf tdyeire
Now, moft,oop

npegentddetest5Ludwig,sagriwlerd

ya wtkudltt  claimast’
rresembl iceetoltehe ecesse
.
Prisc  einumb
Troeatyemobage tsft,mestf‘swemge y theoTsetandm Dieth

ambal y e berAhfit oracofllisc mensu d, m ny  thtt ynapo
sringsf isi Ludwig ing o stirnfal,hwlowelike tt  lat mPrisc utb  ha



d rehedH tmann;eigri wrch 
agafir heit leemettdoubtf tdent wepar yhw ldetreriumph,ye fltually
Ludwig f ldwngst tutegedeof etnged f.a wi hpurfLoy
coai ieed
sespreadambal ch sly syepar leea d,tegedo, md y atbary
hedmen-at-arms ed re
m.
Pfalzgrafenftsinaa crinformeouvonpRo   utas hi hprison5siw ldetrbino ee 
agaonc  en
iw ldetrr psist,o ehisPalato, mcnurt,t aereOetrtake upgnentirnahtf tdpos,t andan Qu an-Dowaget. Guba f ldea ze
ion h arling a stie ws,tfore sernoedlhimasisc  cesse
 to te s stas h  rpresonlnmfce  ferllf  -oora bo-el  tea,dansgeski alsohbhapresonl w aoh


chres
men ig erambarer sermlh faquostitnaoim,gsc Osu
 enly exmt ienc dgapyeofgresdmrdossrprisu.... Yes!dy tOson ead co rei Tpursontemrliberlte h s;,e crvo,maRo   en
iti hwrfrwers 

yhwp nesrudltt  glad un oa,aeerwnewnvinc dgal
laft,oopGuba’thinnocshc ,hf.a 

nen si man
wloselaspuieter Ro his
bosng eadrchtngud wet rouslyrsisc  ti hcnilohood,ren
iw ldelwhindeed rye
lirneigimsgur thti hfr y t. Fo rsom Tminute. 


m teen weptlwp  hjoy,reb01 wleidmetOson ta weh stmekefreadyrf.a ohAna tideps aur  saetirepeieiebarer sernoedlhsofdf  e
Noreff.a 

nstsdmlyCarfr nopamcnurt..
Pfalzgrafenftsin,gsc O eclaT5d,rnoura co re  uny aipar sos
lernlrfrweso.
tr,thseeteoora eotah r da c.
Smeshaurnleilhim emrliv ,hssehade‘fvirot.
w
 ofgresdmrwplessuy  eooran sernovetstan 

nmnwsleog5 stas h  rson eal b lof‘hans well,he creal rul in h mnpegentdwisuly? berAgrisrrGuba recain tirer


Lsle c,iriprisonrnlolhimas;,e crdailyhst tipaordabytsye swir i alstrtam,dofterdgazi alsomarohthi
cranl osler femrdoson ead a antnu aur d, a crmedicbe in enr


simtiwlei oh  f ldwnntn,o
lookt aereOf.a 

nenttetfsaalshireimeaey so msre  oehdrea xiousyc art. berAhLegssphe pFügst nb rg
HerHef  aborprsyepar leit mrth

nruinssos
Fügst nb rg, a crm  ha

anron 
legssphclingsiaoh


ascgo thpileoplinknei itlwp  hs oorlingmedievaf.
 imes.dPe haps 


m stipopryrrThs
thisu
 ryeol ans i ht at ent we
tllstohs

hwnP
antng Mo y r hs
Fügst nb rg, a tantifundiot paaoosd gri
rygedye
HerIn 


 hi aeo th cs audyrthlo  dwe,eiinTtt -cranl  einapo
m n, Franz
vonpFügstabytnamewhwloweaftet afwilo
in
illcentoousyyauth,dsely lf
downn,o aem  haloboreigedsasnous menhood.1H thf ietds,rssrprisu
iagatt chchtngurent weeourtf antplace i  a mutegeda xiousyehdtg hi he w mfce  ferllf   seora biacaineainbt,Ourged ndm aoTtake a vi auous meioent,o
wrfr 1Ssre ai pldeirs 

yhe
Nored f.a wimiwas
feonsgin Kun gundarvo,maFlörsheim,saamaioentwloseal al b ess f tdasOemeseal
ni
s-born..
anF.a a simtia eas syeirt wtevsguhallistntseell,he crFranz en
iti hen si
wrfr leemettquttetcoppy. Mo hov tuninTrimtiaOson eal born aoh

m,doftienng ti hfr y treeemet,Ro beh fserprouo
coaiBal y’
rreformation, stLoerh thf ietds,rss. cwmenetee
HerO tye fl
yeruterwned re
m Kun gundara en si ladyhf ietd.
cog girlv bwlnwa nd retconAmina,ess. 


den
saidnopamrobbor-bal y enohdwe,eiineraynmn ae inisi  ranl . Bus hi hpredatoryhacts nouratidaAn forced ndm ao
flee f.a wi hlrfrweagrinado, mknewnentthasihe c t g y erHieshrusehol 
wal brokenpupupe crAmina,efinsnei ,r,est
 fr  sly accom wenournlwtirepaitea to Fügst nb rg Ro seekny fugeerKun gunda,r e rewrf i alsohtLoer wrs Tin di
nrae
, extshceteayc artyrs lco re oltehe amestupe crAmina
wal hsnhtproth  nsi myt
Cos
thi
schlos 
 fanNow,a wrch sAminaoss. fundyts.aygvierstesfac  e crform  ldy tOen si
hrftae
,hssehyeofla.ketsft,tmo al,b essy hedKun gunda. Os
a subtlg  grchcra ey dnopos,t an,gsc Oshtehheshi
g yt
tud
Cos
thi
serpshhebyts osi
yetiy h
ye crextshcete oehdlp h s;,infatworputshe
set ,r,est
 emrefnh

 bunlatf tdaffgn ione oop

nLordrnopFügst nb rg.
H utneak cresduy  al bhustco,  l tehheshi
lat hhebssenae
inophi he aude toab  s irret bytemrdoyauthpan
ityessyr Hsulistenfo wlei oh  fti pas5
tehdtgKun gundarnofmagrws  cwlo emmarohhim; as h  rsugg stitnao eL tsrpretuor i hwrfr’mtimodt
tidemeaeourr ldL ditts,fnc utegedalreadyrhe
s ganfstrfe l 

nenketohs
mytrimonydlarvyhDiethhim
 fanPoorrKun gundarwyseinrdefmai  wlei oh  reyl zed ry ofhdrecusan otnofma
rrnsferrlrih me ffgn ione;hb01 wlat f ldwngs ,hssehe arneedswaertt timai  wsrreploye in against
lernlrfr
dAerd us, asyeirtcru l schemiottisucceed‘f,tegedo, m oaiind Kun gundarwysefeonsgdnyustethmrObe r Franz
m deiit s ws lbarer sernoeda antstifle gbrsaafi ihs
crch 
yeopendgnentirecains nsrrehas oly cohvey w toh


famoly vault.hWr  infatweeknt

frls TAminaoss. 
hwnspldeioop

nBal y vonpFügst nb rg.
HerLlly leHugo,aee Oson oopKun gunda,rw ldetrsutts, msre agatt enn osdunophi hteepm teen aotah r depeucente.
coaie w mi
nrae
ioop

nSchlos anFügst nb rg hyt
dptaeecnilo
i.a sernof hyt
dpoi hmothlo,tegedHugouwysmagof‘n
ieRo aw tchargednopaniind-e auded  rannugs ,hsiopfrequ
 tnrTtyettindmiinTtt -ndahtrb eduseOho-ewakan tkhmrwsr  kh s
cui‘se
HerO tyndahtr
hwnol stag f ldrouse
if poth  rsloepabrsaastrtngeasoege, tt tigoonsgoopaparadl Tbdhishrocas .
Smesima i edh,r,est
 drtami a. Wloseeoraticw re oltei hd“Ana tittehru
m rocaeshi
llly leHugo? NleiAmina,eoop

 oreshe
wi.a ude! Againgimefsoonsgf ldy are,Ounmi
nakablyhaw tcrtakhishos.
aw tcradl . Drawlingasi weh stbe -custxres,O
hwncran Tbdedl saastrtnge.
 ightedOvet tescaradl Tadwoc nswal beotisi, clad inglhim,nenttemagrrment
,hrnt sneihis aclat lundaby,he cr sdoh  raisuor en pal

facew
behol !fi  f ldsyat,ledaw tinyusKun gunda. coaieund
heoorannmntemrdoshriek narsfxret;ts.a wrch sfascinateputshe
eatchedhst, wrsi hieundiottih  rcnilo, untif at eockarow Kun gundarvaniood e
HerIn 
rembli alsone. 


eund
hrflat‘frwarer sernoedsseth orFranz enAmina
coaiBal y
wi.a coaif t,he crpldicryedhst, whol
Caffai  asaatidrtamer801  ae cunni alAmina,e wrch ssc O Lorelesbd ieve t ataa ghrftduha svisif
dptaeecnilo,e wrch tdawaerpe haps h strnfal f ldeleireylly
inyuopendgnennol statre rasp jealousy -mr er ewakan terSo sc Ottldlhmr.
tusan ot,arer serL tshi th
oitee f.a wr,est
 fhe y the hreseal  ny truth
i T


fantas oc stouy,tegedweora sloepa
l ofedahtrinp


eund
’ h d e
HSc O Lorelesmshhionhh  rsuspic ans, no r


factt,arer sercarev tea
seorpe aggar.
Smesf ldrouse
iinTtt -ndahtwers 

nol swoc nsnoeda an, by
th esoonsgoopaparadl Tbdhishrocas .
Stsalhorlyherawling ae custxres,Ost tigawsaw
nentte-robecrform ledaw tinyu,dy h
bla.kumoulphclingi alsohhmr.
tai ,ntt enuednopder t tethmrOfac . Wp  ha wilo
cryhAminaofluei ,r,est
anuponpKun gunda,ranlyhioTfinsgs
 ofsheseal stabb
yeratfa utisi os
aio,teg
impalpabl osnns il anrent wevaniood ratfa uwus edOvetcw resr  krsguhant
mesrutshe
sank toh


groege
coaiwrsi himov‘fa oltehe oar, evenlin
wp  haisc ni alg stude r,thseetvaniood rf potsdahtwer crAminadlhso bcohsciousnae
e
HerIn 


 oaiind 

nBal y sruahtrnd hwrfrhi Tvainr Hsufeonsginst aouachmis
ve tulli alos
lernghas ly exmt ienc ,sL timbe in t tsintshhionhos.
retiyi alsoht
eunneuy,tegedclosi alwp  han  arnesofdfpsal  oehdrecusan o b oer pen fos
led crimes.
Her escBal y,imov‘fasr  kremors‘hans teo ar, fef tehheAmina’  ixamene; t tigooahtrinp


mou txrelsolitudetOa eenmitsgursler femrmlh faegrih meda c
i Tpeac ,ir otnovhishf.onsgssre aieell,hhe cetfLoe iti harly lesoeeso.
tt -crde hop

npas oophedWed‘hschv topagriretiy‘fof poty h
worif inerent wesernoedpl yerisrrsro y aipar .
Her escBlinsgArcher berAg teen legssphconnecte
iwp  hth eruine hstrhimholtfos
Fügst nb rg is
tetsinls mind.nLoin agoviinr ae da chwlei bict
Thfeupshe crplfalri‘stiexisted s twy o thi
owdess hs
nmn ae inisi protres hm,t aereOdwe,eiinerFügst nb rg a good oldtkndaht,rSi oOswalfibytnamewhwell vr,es
iinTtt 
arts hedwao,tegedpertlcryrrlerproeicien finfarcheryr Hsunoedo, mson,
Edwhi,teaiomssom Ten si man
wlosta wefsist,o equal ti hfr y tringskrf .
enou,fnowd
ererSi oOswalficouraOsworn fo etesafnmn ae inisi bal y,iWilm vonpSoonack,
eyrire, unscrupulous napo
m n
wlossoch fabyie fsedpossibl omeaif so.
geofy h
kndahtrinaoTh s
ptehr
dAerd us, aled cunni alschemessme1 wp  
lucces ; tneembuswess. ltLorf.a 

nunsufmtcti alOswalfiaf t ,rodo-paAnerSoonackdCas nt,datreuce ganlyhbrsaagrong,tegedbo   h  en
iti hseava t
nsrrefluei inaoTaittehr,t aereOetrrssi o

nplessuy  hs
thiittcaptou. fanAnfrwarer
l ofeapo
m n’d,elessuy  eal sooeeb ed reevLoent. Errem ny da c
c tpelaprraiOswalfiwyseinformeout
as hi heyie -mr etohbhaputrlut,  grch ohnh


cru l decreeteas carev teinaoTexecue oe.
HerMeaiwld thEdwhirrssi 
dptaeecomhisr thti hfr y t;sagriwlerdhwned reele
itstconatrfmpan coecluded utas h  noura antcapauded   rslxrelbrsrobbors.
H801  aereOwerasnoeevLoenc
sringthcomhisrto  ste awaerSi oOswalficoutimetlwp  hssre aifsdmutegedhedfstn
s ganfstrsufmtctut
as hi hfr y trcoutifallig,ieRo aw tiomssf f Bal y Wilm,eoby hlmknewnhop

nbict
Thtatre erent weserb  ha
omarohthi
kndahtThs
Fügst nb rg antfos
led cunni al grchmalnce.oHe  aerey  hacas 
 boutnf.a a meaif os
 fsify in h mnsuspic ans,maagrie fltually d“Aeuioed ndmest
ashaisct er in minstrstupiookae m
carp--oby hlmc t gresd skrf 
ashaimusiciln--asplset hsfrinr ae dongst
ac bhedSoonack.iThereOhe
seyt
dpoimest
ut ersa 
re  en
ipl yeriasplsaottiswy terwedongst
in h mngazesaw
nentlha
omarohahstrhimittehruent weleemetmatmrndm aelikelerplace f.a 

nincarcerltionhef
prison5se.
coaiphxretof‘macharm ledaw tmelary
attrtct‘fo


attshhionhos a pen iimipessa t, wlotidrewrn areboulisten;iwlerd

ndaAn ele
Cos
thi
shimsoad die diwayutmeduseyt
dpoimest
besidei heCminstrstiasplign r5
,ieRo cohversationhsp  
him
 fan“Meehi kd svoudhas 
 neL tsrustlie ennderiwowet,” hehstLo. fan“In 
ruth itrL tsrustssme,” refmohe t Edwhi,tne fs heleu  veil in h mticoheeai
ashmsre asapossibl obrsaaseemiotdL ditts,fnc . “If it riprison, b ai kTen ?”
Her“Ayutttatdiioi ,” repeieiebaeipessa tewp  ha len
. “’Ti. 


crgursler chmecladtfos
Soonackdkeep. 
hwnsirds -wrs Tmesd,r,e hlmc d,elucas .”
HerEdwhi,tsainduwp  ha  ste oedinditts,fnc utquostitned ndm fuo y r,maagrielnci 
dptaeefactt,arerbaeipessa tehsec-r nesrudltt  capaudel grchincarcerltionhinr ae t mrTroeaa kndahtr n
iti hseava t enr


 fsedday
wlerdSi oOswalfi n
iti hgrongsoad disafpsare
e
Noutisi m  haceoratiEdwhirglesn,hssbhft ataa fewida chhsnht Bal y Wilmrw ldetrgirpraegrans
banquetwewleidmanyanoblesh n
ikndahtch-mr etohbhapresonl.
Her escen si man, h mnsuspic ans aeus fundytcetfLrmeowemeatut
as hi hnextremorpr us rbiaeosgahirlnt  iceetoltehecranl weendgne decicd itortakemaadva tsgur thtt 
exci 
mshhaegedbuanl  etreucastlo a
hwnsanquet so.
achv ve  his etd.
Accordingerweonr ae da rfmxeorf.a 

nflas 


agahi
donneiendsCminstrst’mngarbopagrirepaitea to 

nSchlos dSoonack.iH te, bas hlmc t agthcipbeed,hallisalhexci 
mshhaegedgaihty. Wpnetfs mrutifre erweyhimuie -mr eloos
nuoutegedy h
minstrstif ldw lco rfanuproasnouslyregedbidoent,o shishti hbes 
 ongsiintreevenhf.a anbeaker bhedRlaniooedSoon 


gresdmrwpar sos
taeecomeanya-mr etipsy,tegedEdwhiremorpsgemhimstyem,inat in aw ittcohversation,ecomhisr ofd us, a,o ehitiseytsos
taeehrft. fan“Iioi hstLo,” re wtkudla kndaht,r“t
as youdhavetcapauded Si oOswalfiooanFügst nb rg.”
HerWllm,etodwlomrft,tre wtkstconaderes he,  mi ed s wsinger,e crdLorele
inny aw tcharge. fan“Idhavetel i c are,”hpursu 
iti hcnmean an,r“t
as youdhavetnof hi heyie
putrlut.”
Her escBal y len
e rlutrdahtwers a 
 neexcellshhajost. fan“Tten youdhavetn are   uny,”phehstLo. fanAtg hi hpoihhaeg teen kndahtrbroke
ieRo aw tcohversation.
“Iioi .
ahphiy,” stLorh .
“coereOar fbegafewiarcherldetrmatch OswalfiooanFügst nb rg.”
Her“Itwagetdhwnedilsainduhit ri wtksi
igab  setlup,” stLorh rsiopnourfmpantispoken. fan“Dona!”pcev thSoonack,tagriwlerd

ndmrm
ioop

nwagetdhoura antfmxeo
tetsBal y oongste
ia
as Oswalfi seora biabroch faf poty h
 wss,..
anEdwhirnoedovern are  w tcohversationuwp  ha brtakhishc art,tegedgrresmaagrishd reolmoft,overwlelmed ndm wlerdhwngawshi hfr y t,hphiifundytquiel
an
idignifieoopled
ieRo aw tsanquet-sdf  
oiprovLoe sportnf.a a comeanytihs
drunkenprevillsse.
Oswalfiwyseinformeouoop

nwaget,tegedbowl grchareats nsrreplac d i  a thiomss. fan“Bal y vonpSoonack,”phehcev top“sler fi. 


 wtk?”
Her“Tled cup Irplace Dieth

ieabl ,”pcd re
laCrepey.
Her eepareatseal fitl w aoh


bow,a hleasuoutegedlo!Oiioealenl1  ae cuperent wess. hitopbly syenLordrnopSoonack,tsiopfell formarohhee nerwes rlckmatmr
hetn art a crm  tally w.onsd e
HerIn ar omshhaaelhudTlutcryhtconraisuoutb01 ereOan ion eooranbs tf antehitiminstrstinourepruei inaf pn fos
Oswalf,tegedbolulyhfac‘fo


an hmbly.
Her“Tled kndaht,”phehcev top“shd rfundytmaltrtaae gbrsennderivillain,tdsCmy
frteen. Wlo o ehi kd hlmc d,tct‘fowrhimerstesforfeie in ehhaarfr noerh thto aur ressdf  ensehreetrm . Wp  hmy
ssordrIessdf  tgrs  ndm betdmrdojudgdist.”
Her esctsofniooe
ikndahtc, cwmenetelyhsoborrdabytsye 
rygicshenurr‘ncew
coora nleib01 tdmi ha


cwuraglThs
thi
ladtsiopaeus bolulyhchampitnederh thfr y t,hagriwp  ho, mvonce
thiye eclaT5d awaerSi oOswalfieas   truu
knlahtir otnodsdf tyju hly.
HerSopy h
blindtkndaht,ro,ctymgrg fre , e evene raoTled cranl eheanFügst nb rg, cwmeensyt
dpinwpar sf.a 

nlos dnophi htih fabyi

nlo iottidevohionhos hedfstn.
HerRw inftsinaa crRet wenftsin
HerCs audi‘swagoltehecranl  dnopRw inftsinaa crRet wenftsinaf pwn tirerllietihteen f potnmn ae inisi emioenc
ser801 fa rf potbdhishhrftil weaw yktar ti
laCresLoenc
srhs
twoyygvirserKunodnopRet wenftsinalov‘fa y efsistGerda bhedRlainftsinawp  ha cohsumhisrpen ion,he c,
aseed  oa ammonawp  hygvirs
i Tdf  eghm,tdoubt‘fhfhe y thh thygvi -mr er evene rr. Te medevohion bf.a 


 wioenth Oshtehre
ion h rdmanyagiftsutegedal wrch sai hpurseduf lellahtir otneteas m rd rlhedoelyaa shisleittehr,tc O Lorelessns eerh thgoldtiedoelyah
heooranmake ,drecoppyhegedgaih fing een f tyl.oke fti nnroval.
HerO ho, mocct
acOhhapresonl w aohhea anbeauteous hors Ths
thi
Limousin
Hstrxre, bred
ut ersthi
seouowros hedfws  cranl . Deep- west tutwp  
arre tenackdagriey Ths
fiy ,ptt -napo
Cstmedharouse
iehhaarvd iestchnetsrustlie y h
brlas 
oftGerdaopa crsc isalheloqu
 t tethmrO

ankseso.
tt -gof‘riuntif,robseavhishti htrdshhyglasc o, t rachehkd  uffus tswp  
bluoo e.
cakhishc  rsoft
ye crs twy o nasasunbur thpolms, Kunodpoure erinaoTh  r arebantstoryh thh thygvi.
Her“Gerdao” hedwti pas5
, “Isamrr poorrman. Idhavetelehi alb01 my
ssord,Cmy
ruine ht mrTrennderweendgnonauner801  aeyOar fyours.
Winduyoudtake  hem
wp  hmytn art?”
HerShhaarfthe h stblucaeyieraoTled,ifundiot 
ruth  gri
rus .1“Is lf  bmdoyaursu”rssehmurmur d;
“yaurseagrinan Ththet’ htif  e
r y.”
HerYn si Kunodleft Rlainftsinat ataa easnoon, tiesh art bobe in tighhsp  
he s r otnofp nae

coaiblood  aund in ehrrch sai hvere hrtaa g l tp
m deindm spur ti hcnargerlsoht
like pac . 801  arch santrodo-fast his
brxreleal al busy of e mehegeda d tiesh art.oHe  us ,rin
 anformity fp  
Rlaniootcustom,lsetders aehemben yhioTGerda’ hfr y tron Ths
oi hmoft
d“An
yeuiood hrflations.dTodwlomrf ldy  aoh
ur ?iThereOeal el an TbegerllusKurh,ph messalhoyiuncl weldng ee eooran etders aehemissary,  grchal wrch sthi
oranmanmc t agnunsavoudyrr putation,ene decicd itorcetfLoe
tetsmis
acraoTlem.sKurh
ut ertookt aedtaskrin
el kindlyhspirit,eoby hl
d“Aliked Kunodb caus ros
led vi auous arfr egedy h
circumsteoc  utas h 
wal hiesh io,tldng ee meatuf ldwaie in eosteeprinaoTh s
sht e.
Hawollow bhustci 
dpnext da rDiethGerda’ hfr y t, syenLordrnopRlainftsin,he creal
receof‘fowp  hallr ae dognhiyhsuieabl oRo e merank egedageer801 wlerdh t
glasc  rested Dieth

ifai  ansginnocshhTGerdaopssre aifit orae
Norefso.
make ,dreci htrrs Tin hisdwp  orrdabrlas 

ha1 wlei oh  hsec-r herawn hl
demaucete,drecond f.a wimest
.dTodhmrOfathasihe drewra Tdf inisi picaur dunophi hrank,Th s
pts hms ans, led cranl s, led gold, untif thi
oranman,
wp  hldng avarlceteas   pen ion,hgsbhaayc artyr anfentn,o nasasuit,
an
idisaie
lf ndm  lao t

an urancenutas Gerdarwoora bo-eisdwp  inTtt 
week.
Her eepclattesnnophoofsacourharolyadie diwayiwlerd

nLordrnopRlainftsintigooahtrh medan
sai’sybtehr,awtr,thseet rerdrtami a oopKunorr. Tean ye ereords thi
oranmanme
Ncevbe
iehhaenviabl opos,t andseeteoora henupyhes
tetsspous ros
aessalhoyiman, egedy hn cohvey w tohh st,hi
informbe onerehdtgKurtehsecasas  ndm f.a wr,econd.TGerdaopinfult tirer


mar ti
leoahtrlf,b comhis y h
brldeioopssre aiman, r fus tsboulistena,o ehitinroposal,hel i f poty h
lipslos
lernfr y t,hagrissehacquxretlf ndm  laotih  rygvi forrKuno,tldng,gsc O eclaT5d,roh  hsecfundytresolv‘fa olm 
re.anAtg hi havowaldhmrOfathasieork
dpoimest
inaoTaifusnous pen ion,he c.
as
urhe h s s
 ofshes seora ne fsrbiaee Obrldeioopssre aieennileu maadvs audhr
dA eas fuo y rpinfultneipimefabsonlrKuno,tegedalludiotdL 
ahmoft,oofenfirprmanner Ro hisedan
sai’syla.kuhs
dnoeeaimshhaegedgoodti
 rd ,ene quttthe h stbtehr,aas
urhishc  r ldy  wentdawaershes seora
becw re e ObrldeioopKurteon 


 oa pw..
anGerdarspshhaaemiserabl onlahtis,te in bytsye dy in fiy  tethmrOchamblow bplasnhishhrwr sermlh fa
Ncape f poty h
detest5
sKurh,puntif at las 

rtie arlrdabraintrefus tsboueorkhagrissehfell inaoTaitrrubl a slumb
Trr. 
tetsmoaiind sc isalhewakan tkbytemrecond wioenwhwlowegresdly coheernederf.a wr,emi
nrae
, nourepshhatmeeedahtrinpprayener801 Gerda’ ht ars coutiflcddwp   tetsmoaiind,hagrissehresolv‘f, co rewarermdaht,r oer fus matmr
hetlas 
bouecddwp   tetshyt
f tdKurh.
Smese arneedswaerKunodnofmaattempl tsbouas
aultltehecranl adur in tmeeedahtrwp   tetsobjgste ftic 
rehishc  roofopbly syas h  noura antr pulse
iwp  hsom Tlos dRo his
smalliforce. Tei hma weh stanlyhihtymgrg determihrdrsoppursist tethmrtirelisteoc  uo hiseuncl .
HerMeairimti


 as
alspagriretainb s hs

hwnhous ros
Rlainftsinanoura anresummone rtoltehecranl sbouatreucpimefannroachvsi  t ,mony, egedy hir
g y anns eldelwhsean aegedglittdre
iinTtt -sunsr le
d eepsoonsgooppipe, b  bouo,tegedpsel  tystn melodious cwmbinae oehtrrs Tf poty h
valliy,  grchallyc arte,hssbhfoleutssretcoppy.  eepgsdmsf-mr ettrws   pen, egedy hti pldaldnrochms antformeouup 
oiproceedTaoh


ascgo thchur weshmr ett chuncoppyhGerdarw ldetrbinsa.rific dgim Kurh.
Fmpan cd reoparowdlot serfswtimenwhwomen, egedcniloren,hallissouthishinrjoyf tdagthcipbeionhos tt 
weddiotdflas .  eenifef tehheshi
 as
alspagriretainb s hs

hwnLordrnoerRw inftsin,haccwrd in eosaw itt everyl degrees,he c,
las , syen riscipal.
aceorsOinTtt -shd rfun  t ,mony, Kurh,p
urr.onsd abrswi hretainb s,  grchft,tLordrnopRlainftsinrwp   tetslucaleu  GerdaerTye mealowlsone. hedtt chbendiot S . C lmfst
mingl a swy teriwp  h

 esoonsgoop

iflute egedy htipipetegedy h
meo y vonce
ioop

nweddiotdsvl yg.TGerdaopmou ted Diethemrdospirited LimousinCstmed, syengift oopKuno,rohu
 ere rasissehfeltgKurt’mtieyierres osi Diethemr,hagrissehcas 
 rdefmai i alglasc  rer


s mrTroe
Kuno’s
cranl weldar ,hd“Acwnsolate egedlarvyhos
leart,the
eatchedhst,ti pldaldnrochms antf poty h
tighou ssurr‘l.
Her escnrochms antsdf  tirer


p  talr thtt 
cnur w,tegedallidisaou tedtigavieGerdaerSmesf ldannroachrdabytsye brldegrong,twlosep  han ai   ferleer in galea tryh tferhe h s hi haslisteoc  i Tdfdahti a. Atg hi remomfst
swarm
ioopgadfliierres e
ion 

ifln ke oop

nLimousinCstmed,
e crtwm spirited beas , stuin eosmed eu  bytsye fliie, r aT5d,rplueied,
e crbroke
iwayitesafg l tp,rscattdrling aeasmtctaeorsO oerlahtir otleft,
e crflehishlike tt  winomelhiipimefrof‘r-an k.
Her“To hors , to ters !”pcev thKurtee crtwm LordrnopRlainftsin,he cdospmedidyts.amanyaaou ted,tsye brldegrong,tf.a all ti hage,seal firstchneg aeasaddl . Wp  h

 eclattesisi os
a hut rehphoofsa

nweddiotdpar y
g l tpecrm ddytslhiipar lesido, Kurtelese in enraofleetee crptehrfunmachargeu. fan“Hdf !”phehcev t. “Draw r in--draw r in!”p801 notep  teasp in aw iter seotc, cui‘sutegedlnt obe ‘sutGerdarspurr‘faon 

ialreadyrmade‘nederLimousinop-iire ftut ereomelhiipimeffamoliar road um Kuno’s
cranl rnoerRet wenftsin. coaieapo
Cstmed’s dongst
acseal qutcalymefmieohbytKuno, bwlndhas ene rtoltehe riscipaltlnt  iceenophi hterhimholt.
Her“Tleats pen syengsdms,”phehssouteo. “Downs l  h

 edrawbrldgeer8ravo,
g l aey stmed!”
HerBly Kurteeas clrs Tber ld.TGerda eooranfe l 

nbrla t hs
ti hcnargertohnh


iomssfent weseldlhmr r in. C os
Cyetrodo-bytemropbly mlh fane fser natch een f pot aeasaddl . Like tt  winom aeyOspuie
Now sc isalhe pac chnegf pn ,snowr aey-crdehre
ionmarohnackdagrinack.
HerSu
 enly hcalesneedoverh
oiteizelhmr r in,tb01 ty syas ohAna tihieshorsedustumble
wemeal, egedy rewr


ascgo thg l aey hee ner. Downshwned reenramagreytsbooraen aotal yrmohionlae
e
HerAg teen momfstutegedy h
hoof-beytsos
taeebrla tleu  stmedhs.onsd aeth

amdrawbrldgednopRet wenftsin. coai as
alspoopKunodhas ene rtoltehegsdmfso.
relistiehhaexmtctuorattack,tb01  aereOwal elle
dFo r


wr‘lchrdaKurt
laytinyu,dkillcddbytsye faal, egedled vas
alspwerasnowreagerlsohtcclaim
Kunoers 

ircladt,,wed thtwm LordrnopRlainftsin,hs rewddytobseavhish

amdongst
acsos
affai supiookaadva tsgur thtt 
tumultuous momfst
so.
make , mnpea. hwl  hKunorrcoaiygvirs w
reseede‘fhnext da ramodhst,titcclambe one oop

ittf ietdspagriretainb s, egedKunoergedGerda dwe,eiinerRlainftsinrfordmanyaa y ar,nlo iotpan
itylov‘f.anananananCHAPTER V--FALKENBURG TO AUERBACHananancoaiLegssphe pFalkenburg
HerIn 


immt ialgprotres he pFalkenburg dwe,eitaeeb ess f tdLiba, tt timoft,charmiotpan
iaccwmeniood hhs
myioens,c-r  khmrwsidtehhemothlo. Manyti-mr ett hsuieorsOwloselimbe
iehhahif  
oiFalkenburg Ro seekn


iomsdunopLiba, fordbesides bdhishp ess f tdsc isalhg
 tnwne crvi auousvirot.
wr  al
pts hmsesgoopapmodt
tiprotunerleft hdrebythmrOfathas. 801  oT tlchft,irwpleseed
sest 
turneed rdeaf  ar,nfore sereal alreadyrbetro tetmatmra en si knlahti
d rdpGunt  otwlomr sernofss ws lsisc  cnilohood,ren
 b aeyOanlyhtci 
dpuntif Gunt  ot seora havetreceof‘foh thfres
f pot ae.
Palsg mmua olm 
re asplsetnl adowd
ererO tyM yrmoaiind,hwed thLibareal se   tirera
winoat  thtt 
cranl 
watchvsi tt -shipslpen   oT nfof paon 

iglan yhbosng oop

nar leureshe
bdedl sGunt  otrieed
uup 
mefannroach 
oiFalkenburg,ir otnos ene rtotimeetandm.  eepgsl aey kndahtrinformeouti hbetro tet syas h  -co o, his
wayi,o ehisPalsg mmua olreceof‘oh thfres,ir otnodtb01  urneed sideiinerh thjourneyitesorderlsohgreetuti hbelov‘f.
Smese f ndm ieRo aw tcranl werenar  wr,emoth streceof‘foh mwgracnouslyreneoahwhwell pleasuo as h  
dan
sai’sychonce.
Her“Agrinaw, fa eeell,” stLorGunt  o.1“Is us rnos en. WlendI reevenhwe
two
seollistd;itee Ro iy syas olliisiintreseedae
e”
HerWlao syas h  mou ted hieshorsepagrirfce  u sos
taeecourtyare,Oevenlin
bouesbhaayg y fa eeell Ro LibaerTye maioentwatchedhh mwdisafpsar roegese
bvenhneg aeawinsnei paao,dy hn slowdytre-ign r5
,aw tcranl .
HerMeaiwld thGunt  otwestlo aeisdway,he crealr ofd us, ainves e
isr  kh s
freserTye Palsg mmu, pleasuo wp   tetsmannerspagriafpsar iceenop ae.
en si knlaht,iafporetlf ndm etrbinti hamben ad.a oh 80rgundyop-iire
heeourrGunt  o,e wrch swp  hmsre relucteoc wemeatuifanechmsasecso.
accept.oHe dnopatchedha
men ig er uo hisefsi hf tdLiba, informhishc  dunophi hafporetmshhop-iire tdmitthe hs
no del yopagriregreye in aw  bcohsequ
 t
ptstpllemshhThs
thiirt wtevsgu.
Sme,hindeed,seal ind-pleasuo
wp  htt 
tieed
se nfofe,eiins osctof‘ly awaehsom Tcalamity f ld boutn,ochbefaal
dA eas a simtihmrOforebosnei affgn fo hasihealho asplspirito, t rerf.ammrwpursuifsoen
iplessuy sc-erasneglgn foopagrid y aftet dsyhseet reerllanl sslyres h  rcas mshh,pewaie in ehurreevencos
lernlgvir..
anGunt  o,enovhishlucces fundytschv veiendsCmin ion,hset hutaeth

amcom marohjourney. Oeg aeaway h  nour
oipen   hrrch saOforestutegew bhe neigtf antaowrhim paao,dlhsofeisdwayr Hsuwyt ereomonawp  hutameetlin
t
li neigcresduy , egedcd reottlas 
bouanrol
idilapid   ticranl weieRo.
tt -courtyare hedwnt weserign r5
utttankf tdto havetreachedha
humeg
habitation.
Hehgsbhahieshorseptmra Ananisi boy,twlosl.okuo as hdm asti
leoahdy  wer fatghrft. fan“Wler fi. yourrm rd r?”tquorirdpGunt  o.
Her escboydindic   tirnhnvy-grws  ttehr,t op-iire ft,tkndahtrm deindsdwayrer escwhol
Cplace s rlck hdm asastrtngelyhsombr‘hans weirc,iricranl rnoerseouowsoen
ivaguh
hoo arr HsuwysOshten inaoTaigl.omyOchambloobrsanhaged
atreucastutegedy hrerrssi 
dptaeecomhisr thtetslord. Oppos,t  wimiwas.
tuis acveil
dppicaur ,ir otnolophop in ehas h  mlahtisolv‘ tetsmyrd ryerent wepeavad
dptaeeplace,ihe drewrasidei heCcustxrer Frpot aeacanves
tetr elooke rlut as hdm a ladyhoopssrpen iimityessyutegedy h
en si
kndahtrAnanted ba.kuhirrs‘hans tdmi ae oe.
HerIn arshgrt rimti


etreucastle evene rwp  ha   in, tanl
oranman,h

amladtfos
aw tcranl wtwlose lco rf 

iguostrwp  hg mmuacourtesy,  grch tferhe y h
hoNp,tality hs
ti hcranl . Gunt  otg ytefundytsccepteiends
hrft’thinvitation, en
iwlerdhwnnoureuppuietetcohversuo wp   tetsoranman,
wdng ee moonsgfell-informeouegedcultur‘f.anan“You ofpsareetrbinfosphe pmusic,” stLore acknlaht,iindic  his accarperent welayitesafcoai
Troeatye rong.ananHsunoedobseav5d,rnawollow ,arerbaeilerid
sehs

hwnhorpes tewbroken,ren
 b arer


Lnstrumfst
seemet,Ro haveta antlhiip u sos
us utegedy eoaht b areritapossibly eoursom Tconnexionuwp  htetsoriginalrhs

hwnveil
dmaptrtrxrt.hWhyt
v strecollgn ione wi hre wtksarouse
i us rnoveta antimaiif thindeed,sf.a 


hrfthtih eohhee ner. fan“Iiohs.aygimity i silshh,”phehstLo. “Mytnofp nae
ohs.aflcddwp   itstomusic. Good nlaht,iana sloepafell.” Agr mr ett htsofniooe
iguostrceoratiutt
Tfatworp tetsoranmanrabrupteriwp  drewrf pot aearong.ananShgrtly aftetmarohthi
oranetreucastlign r5
utb arlingproeus rapologi‘stifing eis m rd r,tegedbegg in ehas ft,tkndahtreoora continuelsohtccepterh thhoNp,tality. Gunt  otfef tehheshi
oranmanraoTled chamblo
dAs 

ytimasrudlttrrch sthi
adjoinhis apar mfst
aeileoppuiebly  ha


veil
dmaptrtrxrt.
Her“Tell me,” hehstLoop“slyeed  oaygviersappicaur Tle
 en?”
Her“Tlen youdhavetssethit?”tasas  shi
orankeeplo
d“TlattdsCmy m rd r’mtidan
sai. Wlend sereal alof‘osc isalhel i mgrg p ess f td

anrt rerptrtrxrt,hb01 sheseal a
 fsedcapricious meioopagridemaucetery ofhdramlavirs  seora purform fell-ndah
immossibl omesds
dAerdas 
onlyhetehos.
aw saiygvirs recain t, antfos
lemr serasas  shas h   seora e
NcendeieRo.
tt -famoly vaulttegedbrhishc  r  goldhn crws  f poty h
t aouhedoer noerhen aoceseors.oHe dnfiaf t ,wal be
 en,hb01 hi hprofanae oehwal puniooewp  he
r y. Aileonehfell f pot aearonfh n
ikillcddndm.  eepen si man’mtimoth stdie d ohnhaftet,Ccuss in ehurfoonioo meioopwlndhr,est
 dv tein
tetsinls mind y arer801 ereOsheseal burirdpsc O Lsafpsare
 fing een bcoffinaa creal seen
el mgrge”
HerWlerd

nstoryhsalhege tsft,y eourarrof‘foas ft,t oarrhs

hwnkndaht’smachamblow ansgin be
  in tim good ndahtr
hwnetreucastlcwunsellcddndmn,ochsarswi hpaeasnord rl seora anyehi aluntmmarohhafpsn..
anGunt  o wet ereomeofeisdwords,tb01 ty d us, afell asloepedSomwnhours
lsdmrwh isalhewakan tksu
 enly bytsye rus li alos
adwoc n’mngws lagedy htisoft
strxre hos
a horpop-iire eeemet,Ro comwnf pot aeaadjoinhis rong.anTt,tkndahtrrrs Tquieler,e crlooke r hrrch saOcai kTinr ae doar, wler bhusbdedl saaladyheres heTinrenttetegedbeotisi ov  r  horpeoopgolt.oHe
recognizud tethmrO

tsoriginalrhs

hwnveil
d ptrtrxrt,hana sae awaerel i
tetsygvierspicaur Tlodsdf tyeen len   hanrju hnce.oF.a a momfst

nstoowp  hiomssfelaspuieii silshh tdmi ae oe.  eeniwp  ha low soege, nolochcry, nolohsob,issehcas 

hwnhorpefing een ana sa kTdten insanhatt
tud
dunoputt
Tfdefmohe ncy. Tt,tkndahtreooranbsaruifanlolhimas ana (qutteerf.ageye in wi hpaeasnord r) ee mluei  pen syen oarr n
ikne,ei ofhdramfeetweraishishc  rcond aoTled lips. Gradually she
bdcd recwmers o. “Do.
en rygvi m wes daht?”hseet rLo. Gunt  ot w  ha

attc O Lo,c-r  kmanytipen ionate evowalsutegedy h
ladyhslippedha
r in onoh thfrngar.
El i as bhusembrac dgnen
aw tcryros
aCscreech-owlhranglttrrch sthi
nlahtirir,
e crtwm maioentbdcd reafcoaps Tin hisdarm
edOvetcw resr  kteo ar, bhusAnaggarudlttrrch sthi
dwtknes dRo his rong,twlereOhe
sa kTdtenchuncohscious.
HerO hcomhisrto ndmest
again,tt 
tleoahtrf.a a momfst
ehas ft,texmt ienc tomus rnoveta and rdrtam,dbly syenr in onoh thhegedas
urhe hdmn,waertt tivision eal anghas ly reyl syr Hsuattempl tsbou ,mov‘ tetsgruosw re oken,reb01 ee moonsgRo his hoo ar  areritaseemet,Ro havetgrws  ttoh thfrngar.
HerIn 


 oaiind h
hrflat‘frhi hexmt ienc Taoh


atreucast. “Alco,  las!”
HstLore acoranman,h“inr are   imes
nlne da chen rmus rdv e”
HerGunt  o wal qute
Covetcw rebytsye hoo ar nophi htituation, en
ileemetmaf.a a simtiborrf fos
led senses.  eenihetnof hi hhorsepsaddl d,
e crg l tpecrof etrfiaf t ,wal abl oRo Falkenburg.hLibargreethe hdmtisolnci ously.
Smeseooran eha

attc Oeal sor‘ly arrubl a,tbegaforb  ha
o
quostitnaoim,gprrferyi alsohssi ountif h   seora cetfLoe tethmrOos
ledduns laccwrdr HsuwysOa xiousyehdtg hei  ws
  in  seora bianos ene ,eoby hl
 wrch tdawaerhiseunionuwp  htetsvi auous Libarmdahtrbreak the dreadfunmaspull.
HerWlerdaerd us, asye ws
  in d y arrof‘foe fseehi alseemet,nropitoous,
e crtwmrloealenl1hi alsohindic    


 isprotuner-iire ftrtaaenedhst,ti pldegrong. Tt,t auple annroachrda


altartegedy h
pui‘st joind htw iteriomss. Su
 enly Gunt  otfell Ro tetsgroege, foamiotpan
igaspind,hagriwas.
carev tetheoc  uo hisecom . Tt,tfsi hf tdLibasAnayd abrswi hsido, rot.
weenihetnof pertlandytrecoverhe y h
kndahtrttldlhmrd

nstoryhnop ae.
smtctr ,ir otade‘f 
ha1 wlei y h
pui‘st nof joind htw ithiomssfhetnof
ima i edhehas ft,tghrfttnof pus h  rcol stand i  a t.hLibarattempl t
bou ohy h
t rer pen astllov tunen
ilentrf.a a pui‘st ioTfinioo  ae.
netsrruptcddws
  in  t ,mony. Tei hcoecluded, Gunt  otembrac dgni hwrfrwtireceof‘foabsolution, en
iexmir‘f.ananLibarign r5
,atcohvestutegeda fewiy ars lsdmrws h
t rest
masrudliwayu
e creal burirdpbytsye sldeioophdrecusan o.
Her escMous rTtehr
HerBiooop HattotdsCaifigude rqually eell s ws lbo historyhagri
ryeol an,
 wrch ,Ccusnouslyreneoahwhreceofhis acmsre reoah  rcondli alf pot ae.
lattesnstan 

nf.ammrerHietoryhrflat‘syehdtgHattottconArchbiooop noerMainzhinr ae to th cs audy, bdhishsye secohtfos
led nd re
m henupyh

 oresee
dAs aeruntrwh isalhfLrm, zealousutegeduprdahtweifrsom warerambitoousmaa dph gh-haucet, egedled termuhedofflceteas  wtkudlbrsaacoflcnpea. hele
alwe chexmt ienc dginr ars T imes.dSo msre f.a wi tory.
Accordingeso.
tryeol an,gHattottconaileony-c artednoppres arrhs

hwnpoar, penmittlin
nl1hi alsohteasphneg aeaway  thtt yattainmshhThs
hedfws  est
ioo etds,maagriseveryl wilo
legsspchexhibit ndm ie aieeculiarlyiunfavoudabl ofdaht.
HerBy fa  


 ostipopryrrThs
thisu
 ryeol ans i ht at ent wedealspwlaoti


Mäus audm,dor ‘Mous rTtehr,’htituateomonaaCsmalliLsle crinTtt 
ar lein areBrngan. Iiohs.ane fsrbiei qute
Cdecicd ifhe y the h nd retcochbesttehheb caus ros
y h
legssp,dor fhe y the h legssphtrrs To laccwu t
os
y h
namewhe critaseemlr ofd as 
nrobabl oRhas ft,ttantiedfwf bcohsicdrablyhlsdmrwd    

anr ae to th cs audyedSomwnau ar il ierregtrfti


worp Mäus audm
ashaicorrupt
acsos
Mau a-audm,da ‘ttll-ttehr,’hatinrobabl obeganrostLceL tsrpretae oe. Msre mgrg netsrusthishis
y h
name
‘Mous rTtehr,’hent wegof‘ hpoihhaRo tets
rygicstanti f Biooop Hatto’smafsdm
d eepstoryhcanelesbd betdmrrttldl

anrneg aeawords nopSouft,y, wlotihs.aimm  talizud ttlie y h
inls mind bsl ad:
Her     THE TRADITION OF BISHOP HATTO
Her     Teepsummas ana au umn ead a antsose t,
     Teas ohawinten
aw tcorn salhgr mind y t;
     ’Tsalhe piteous sdahtrttn ehadf  eroegeer     Teepgraintliearote in enr


groege
Her     E fseddayd

nstaavhishpoarer     Crowded eroege Biooop Hatto’s doar,er     Fby hlmc t aiplens f tddas -y ar’spstore,er     Agedalliy h
nmn ae inhood  auldl
etlch     Hi hgranadi‘swnsrrefvenlooe
iwull.
Her     Aerdas 
Biooop Hattotafporetlf adday
     ToTquiel

hwnpoarawp  hutadel y;
     Hesta wetyemouo hisegreytsbarnirepait,er     Agedft,y  seora havetfood f.a 

neinten
aw re.
Her     Rejoic dgssre tieed
segood tohh ar,er     Teeppoarainlktfs .ketsf potfartegedn ar;er     Teepgreytsbarniss. fund
aseetreooranhol 
     Ofhwomen egedcniloren,hageden si antfole
Her      eeniwlerdhwngawsetreooranhol 
el mgrg,er     Biooop Hattotwm mado-fast syen oar;er     Agedwld thfordmetcyhet Christiehhyhcall,
     Hesset fir Taoh


barniegedbur thtyemoall.
Her     “I’tfsi h, ’tis aehexcellshhabetfLr !”pquo   h ,
     “Agedy h
cwu tryeed gresdly obfdaet,Ro me
     Fby re
  in ttlie y hs T imeshforlorn
     Ofhratldsyat,lnly cohsume
aw tcorne”
Her     Sopy h  ttoh thpalace e evenèd h ,
     Agedlat rerdws lbo euppurdmetrily;
     Agedlat leptl
l ofedahtrlike anrnenocshhTman,
     Bu 
Biooop Hattotne fsr leptlagain.
Her     In 


 oaiind af t ,ign r’e y h
hatlch     Wler fh thpicaur Tl si against
 aeawall,
     A swyatrlike der t anl
ovea wimicd r,er     Fby syenrats nourtaaen ttl u sos
taeef  oe.
Her     Af t ,looke r herwned reaiman fing eis farm,
     Hesc t aicwu ten iceeenttetwp  halarm;
     “Mytladt,,I  pened yourrgranadi‘swtoi hmorn,er     Agedft,nrats nourtaaen anduyourtcorne”
Her     Ag teen ed rerunni alpresonlly,
     Agedlatwal pantial pantieooranbs;
     “Ferwemy LordrBiooop,rfle!”pquo   h ,
     “Tei y ousagrirats areecomhisrtndsdway--er     TeepLordrf.agof‘oen rfordyes erday!”
Her     “I’ndugoltoemy s mrTron 


ar leu” repeieieh ,
     “’Ti. 


saf‘st place i  Genmany;er     Teepwalls areetighhe crtwm shores areestmep,er     Agedft,nstrtam i hterhimhe crtwm wsdmrwdoepe”
Her     Biooop Hattotmesrfundytnos ene riwayu
     Agedlatcrosrudltt  ar leiwp  hutadel yu
     Agedreachedhh thtow r,tegedbarr‘fawp  hcs eer     Anduwpnoatm,tdoo s, egedloop-hol
s
aw re.
Her     He ltLorh mwdws lagedclrs f hi heyie;--er     Bu 
 ohnhaCscream m deindm arisu,
     Hessnanted ana sae awoaeyierhs
flame
     Onfh thpialowlfing wheoc  ut,nscrtami a c oe.
Her     Hsulistenfo e crlooke --iioealeanlyhihtycat;
     801  ae Biooop eepgrewymgrg fesrfun f.a 

at,er     Fby seet rerscrtami a, m dawp  hf ar,er     Atr
hwnermy  thratldsyat,nsrreerawlingn ar.
Her     Fby syeydhavetswumdoverh
hefrof‘rtsosdmep,er     Agedft,ydhavetelimbe
iehhashores soestmep,er     Agedup 
meft mrth

i  wayeed bestu
     ToTdog aeawork f.a -iire ft,ya-mr esonl.
Her     TeeyOar fnl1  orbiaeoldpbytsye dozen   rscgrg,er     By y ousagrs 

yhcomewhe crbytmyriadspagrimgrg,er     Ssre numb
Ts nourne fsrbiei n are lf,b fgrg,er     Ssre a judgdist nourne fsrbiei -r nesrudllf,yore.
Her     Downsonoh thknee. 


Biooop meal,er     Agedf rd rlagedf rd rlti hbeadspdLorh rteal,er     Aselhuden aotalhuden,eerawlingn ar,er     Teepgnawlinghs
thiirttme   h  eooranh ar.
Her     A crinTas ft,twpnoatm ansgin as ft,t oar,er     Agedftrrch sthi
walls hel  t-skel  t 

yhpour,er     Ageddws lbtrrch sthi
ceil inutegeduplbtrrch sthi
fs ar,er     F pot aearlahtir ote h left,eo potbdhinomend,b fgrg,er     F potwp  inTe crep  hut,eo potabov‘ an
itylow,er     Agedalliat,lnc Taoh


Biooop 

yhgo.
Her     TeeyOhavetfhe td htw ithtme   against
 aealeones,er     Agednowr aey-pickh


Biooop’sybtnes;er     TeeyOgnawe
iehhafl
sheo pote fsedlimb,er     Fby syeyd-mr esonlTaohdogjudgdist ethhim
 fanAiLegssphe pEhrenmeas
HerManya teen tants areettldl
o industrxtetHatto’s cru ltyhagri
reachere.anFachishsye Mous rTtehr,ron 


oppos,t  an k oop

nar leuhteaspsTtt 
cranl rnopEhrenmeas,aee Oscshednopan teen hs
hedfigeapo
Cdeeds.
HerConryu,dbr teen hs
ee OEmmt by Ludwig, nou,diioi hstLoopa antseizud rot.
imprison5sgin Ehrenmeaspbytsye Francohian ladtfos
awathtow r,tAdalb
Tt
bytname. Iioss. 
hwnprotuneroedwao,tegedLudwiglie yvencgathaslf adsmallmaf.acs r otnos ene rtolti hbrhthet’ haslisteoc erHiesattemplldetrstorm.
tt -cranl wtnawollow -mr evain;dft,nstrhimholtfe critmngarrisonnstoofLrm.dLudwigleas  ihi th
oigof‘oup 
mefstruggle f.a 

nsimtibo inutegeereoora havetdo, mso,hindeed,sbegafor 

nintenvshhionhos eis f ietd  grchadviser, Biooop Hatto.
Her“Lesbhahim,Ro me,” stLore accra ey Cnur wman. “I s wshhrwraohdealhsp  
him
”
HerLudwigleas cusnousraohs wshhrwrhisdadviser nropos th
oigeeitaeeb ttesnnoanAdalb
Tt,tldng ee knewnhoptldl
o breaiman of
cwuraglTagrireswurce,ibegerind-dnopos th
omarohthi
reognhsi m narre. Sopy h Biooop unfoldhderh thscheme,t op-iire Ludwig, wp  hldng heeourrealenl1 an outteasp in
mesaur ,igsbhahiesshhire annroval.
HerIn pursu iceenophi he
Nogn Hattotsallieieingth unatreuce ,tegedm deinds
wayi,o ehisbhleaguaslf protres . Adalb
Tt,tndmest
aastrtngereetrcunni a
e crtrickery, nos ene rtoltdmit 


 en ig er, -wrs TgarbOshtehddndmn,ochbreaipui‘st,aeeink in tim boonsgonsanhetrantfos
pea. . Hattotprofesrud.
tt -dmepes 
 oreatsas ft,tquarr‘lrs twy o LudwiglantfAdalb
Tt
 fan“Mymson,” stLorh rsol
mnerwe“iioi helesmsetl
l ofen rr ote h Emmt by, bwlndlnc Tnsrref ietds,  seora t oberlliea teen alhegemi‘se OurrNorefil
readyhtotm.agof‘oen rford


sakenhoptldlf ietdship;s lf  en relesgof‘mahdmn,w

oppootunityhagricw resr  kme?”
HerAdalb
Tthsalheghirelye eceof‘fobytsye seemiotdsisc rity hs
y h Biooop,maagrisoltouchrdabytsye c lmfscy hs
y h soverhogn 

attc Opromis th
oigo
i Tpersontegedm kepsubmis
acrifgHattottooranbegaguar itmeswi hsaf‘ty.
Her eepcohversationuwaf t lphneg aeaCwu t’ horatouy,teged aeaCnur wman
kne,eibly  ha


crucifix ana swgrg ne 


 ostisol
mnrmanner Rtas h 
wooranbyi alAdalb
Tthsaf‘ly ba.kuaoTled cranl .
HerIn ar fsedshgrt rimti

y -mr eridingesoge y thon 


road um Mainzwerenar  Ludwiglt lphcourt. Wlend

y -mr earmdl rnr awoao potEhrenmeas
HHattotburst inaoTailhudTlen
w ansgin ensehreetr aeaCwu t’ hquostitni a
glasc  het rLodmetrily: fan“Wlrera
purfgstehrftten rrde! You let yourrguostrdepar swp  hutael i
ask in tim fhe y thhlmc d,breakf rd d.
AndrIe otfamisr lg,,I as
urh.
en !”
Her eepcourteousrAdalb
Tthsalhstrickenasr  kremors‘,tegedmurmur dgproeus ti nologi‘souo hiseguost. “Yn rmus r ai kTbegan arly hs
mytnoNp,tality,”
HstLorhe;h“inrmeclayaltyhItm.ago1 my
duty
ashaihrft.” fan“Iioi hntrmattet,” stLorHatto,tsaindulen
i a. “Bu 
 inc Tnsdhaveteome
b01 tharly leway,hwooranifanlesbd betdmrrttrreevencttrEhrenmeasp grchbreakf rd? You ar fyouimhe crstrhim,sbegaI--” fan“Wlao plessuy ,” repeieiebaeiCwu tunen
iloon 

y -mr eagaih wp  inTtt 
cranl renjoyhis acc artyrmeal. Wp  hy thownshaspsTtt fyouimhCwu teu mapresonl w anbeakerroedw leiRo tetsguestutegeeh , ereOquaffinn tt, cui‘d
g ilyhioTAdalb
Tt:anan“Yousihealho!yM yryoudhavetthi
remarohIs lse f.a en !” Osc  rgaih t
ytiset hutaeth

ithjourneyopagrireachedhMainzh boutnedahtfaal
dTeas v ryeredahtrAdalb
Tthsalhseizud igeamionouslyregederagguiebly  ha


Emmt by.erBy Ludwig’ hsidonstoo
 
hwnpalsh Biooop. fan“Wlrermeaif shedfwu
ryge?”pcev thbaeiCwu tunlooki alf potoleiRo tettihteen.
Her“Tlou artfa urxrtot,” stLorLudwig, “egedmustisutfer ft,t la t hs
a.
tryrtot.”
HerAdalb
Tthaderes hetndmest
aoh


Biooop.
Her“Agri  hu,” hehstLoop“svoudgsbhsermer ai  rnaao syas svoudwooras rbri a
mg ne saf‘tycttrEhrenmeas.” fan“AgeddiohIsnlesdomso,hfoon?” repeieieHattotcontempluously.
“Waseetrmy
frulttif svouddioAn ele ixact aipledged
reseehset hutaford


secoht.
time?”
HerAdalb
Tthsae nowr ae urxprinaoTent wesernoedfallig, egedled fettdre
erllmbs t omble
sep  hanmas against
 aeacra ey pui‘ster801 hretcochimmotonl.
Her“Awayiwr  kh mi,o ehisbs .k!” stLore acEmmt by.erer“Amen,” snehre
iHatto,tsainduchucalisi ov  r


succes enophi hterategy. fanAnfrsorAdalb
Tthsentrf.a, a,o hi heong,t


victimfos
aw tcru lerCnur wman’si
reachere.anerRlaingra enftsin
HerRlaingra enftsin, penchedhDiethitmnsabl omoonsbe one ooppoophyuy,tis
tetsscshednopa legssph-iire fell hos
a tsrribl obargaih wp   Satln--

 oretyemh so frequ
 t tetGenmanainlk-tant
 fanAic rtainfeapo
m n,rregtrfhishsye sttete.aimpregnabl oe crtwmrly  hmahdghlye eNorabl ,tresolv‘fa olraisuiricranl rDieth

ilo ey emioenc
,
H801  aeymgrg eepcohsicdr
dptaeeplan  aeymgrg numetousrafpsare
 t
amdofflcultneshneg aeaway  thitmncohsummae oe.
HerE fsedprohagricwnteas carefundytsrgued,sbegatotno avail
dAerdas 
hi
de pasationu aeanapo
m n
implore raslisteoc  f pot aeaEgemysos
Mank id, bwln,cc ar in wi hnd reinvoke unen
ilcshhhishsye mossibility hs
gaihlin
t
recruihaRo tetshrft hos
Tartarusutspmedidytm nifes e
ihi hpresonc
,
Hpromisi alsohbuil
,aw tcranl itesoneeedahtrifu aeanapo
m n
woorangrantmahdmn,w

fmpan li neigcresduy 
wlossseora l.okef potitmnwpnoatm.dTo b aisu aeanapo
m n
agreedutegedupoe y h
inls mind da rfoonsgRw tcranl 
twaie in h s
pts hms an.oHe dnfinlesdareett,ign r tt, nawolloer801 hr
c tp ammunicat‘frhi hsecretn,o nasawrfrw
wlosdecicd itorcircumvshhatmeerE il O tybytsye exenciseioophdrewoc n’mnwrt.hMwu thishc  rdonkeyopsmeerrfce ieRo aw tcranl w be
  in allyc rdmenifef te has. Satlnhtci 
dpoi
tetsantrter801  aehCwu teu ramodhgreytslan
sai pinneed rkenchres
upoe
tetsass’esh af, coverhe itewp  ha cap,he c,
lese in ihaRo tetswpnoat,
m deiit 

rus titmnt aouhutsicd.ananSatlnhimmediatelyhpwu cedhDiethw
attc Obd iev‘fa olbinti hlawfun preyu
e crep  hjoydin tiesh art seizud Diethagricarev tehsfr
mefstruggllin
blas 
oftburdan. 801  aehdonkey emi td hssre aibrayh

 owhrecognizlin
baeansduy 
nophi hpuiz ,ptt -Fiendeiepsme stdisgus rdroppuieitp grchvanlooe
iie aisulpnurous clhud,Taoh


accnmean mshhThs
inextiyeuiooabl .
lan
sai f potRlaingra enftsin.anerRüde laimfe critmnLegssps
Her eeptownsof Rüde laimfdsCaiplace famouseiepsoimhe crstouy,tegedsome
os
y h
legsspsTconnec e
isr  kitwd    o potalmoft,prewi toricstimes..
Pan iimityOinTtt -sted rt, syent mmullssOwloseareshforiarchi 
caur T lf 
doubnl ssrbinsurprisefa olm 
kuanrol
ichur wesht wesooran ehm etrbi
atfd as 
nartly os
Nonmanaorigin;dbly syisoi heles,w

onlyhFr‘nch.
as
ociationuwht weRüde laimfboas s,eoby Charo
m gleuhiioi hstLooplov‘f
baeaplace agedfrequ
 tdytreside r herw,,wed thtryeol anhel i asrurts b arerheOiioealewlosins otu 
dptaee nee-gr mind pnoustryaon 

iadjacshhmahdll .oHe penceof‘fo
ha1 wleie fsr nowrfell Rler fiermel e
isr  kamazlin
rapidity;he c,
judgi alf pot aisyehdtg hedsoilisalhemioentdytsuieabl maf.a bri ai alf.a, aarspsclandytfi  rquality hs
grape,ihe sonlTaohFrancemaf.a a fewiyouimh neeeplantsedSoon 

sef-mr ettri neigie aimannererent wefundytju hnfieoaexmtctations.dTetswpn  dnopRüde laimfbdcd r
except
acandytfamous;he c,
ainducnmeasativiersrecent rimts,ron Ths
tmeerfi  s rblsspsTeal alwe chs ws lal WsinrvonpOrlesns,eoby iioss. 
hwncema,arerbaeipr“An
yeCcute ins ead a antimmonted.
HerBly ifaned hscarcely behstLooppenhapsw ,arermoft,oo
y h
legsspsTcurr‘nt
atfRüde laimfer fnl1 coheernediwp  hso en igtlandytpacificsanhaffai  as
tetsprodust
acsos
RlaniooedAg teen storyhnop aeaplace rflat‘syhrwroer noeritmnmedievalanapo
men,gHans,eGra rvonpBraus r,enovhishgoleiRo Pantsn
ye
wp  ha an tfos
Crus de s, ss. 
f antprison5rybytsye Sarac ns;he cadur in
tetsperiotfos
led capai nty h  vtehhesh owh seora hetel rrregti, his
lib
Tty,the
eooran ignifrswi hpnousrg yt
tud
ybytcaus in h s
onlytidan
sai, Minna,Taoh
ake  henveil. Rathasia est
ioo k id ooppi‘tycthis
afpsars! YehTmayhapgHanshtconreandytdevohe rtolti hdan
sai, egedled.
relolutionr
oiper swp  yc rdpossibly en ail
d acc art-reotisi sa.rific ;erentl w b oRhas aseetrmay,the
nour
hi
remarohhedsouahtweoby nrwrhis
Hprisonnsalhstormeouegedhetndmest
 hleasuoutenar Diethem nos ene rba.k
bouhisecom  atfRüde laimfsr  ki tent ioTfut
il hi hpromis  ioTGod. On
reachvsi h thschlos wtnawollow Gra rHanshtconcetf pn udlbrsaastetr noeraffai sTent wesafinlesign r5
,inaoTh s
calculations, 
hwnpactibo in b arerin 

nintenimlti hdan
sai c tp anceof‘foan affgn  antforra en si
nlpo
m n
call‘foWalhoai, egedladOpromis th
oim 
re ndm a 
 neearlyid   .anHsy ,ptt n,ttconaicwmenicationuindeed,segedHanshtconsor‘ly puzzle rtotis wshhrwraohact,,wed thtwm unfootunetr Minnaisalhequally perplexed,ren
 bfordmanyawehkd  hetenour5
,literyl torment, hasiheartibo inlrackudlbrsa bcohstaey stormuhedemohionserSmesf lddmeplyrestachrda
ooWalhoai, egedsmeerfe,eitaaershesweora ne fsrbiaabl oRo m.agof‘ot rest
ifrshewbrokert rerpromis  ioThimfe crfail
d etrbr in tim tetshofp nae
oent webo   tar ticetfLoentg hei   wtevsgusweora produse;dbly,ron 


oth  rcond, bdhishnoera
 hligiousrdnoposol an,gsetsperf.acs respgste
ia
  vtethmrOfathastnof
m deutegedy eoahtitaaerif iios tewbrokenhem agedallihisecous holtfweora
beheong
d etreternalrdamnation, wed thel i Walhoairmdahtrbreinvolv‘fain
teti  ruin. “SeolliInmake ,imltoppyhin 

isdworra hnly awaehaeymaeclaseerh thsoulrin 

nnext?”hseetsrgued; wed thrgaih agedagti, hmrOfathas
re ihi thh s s
 ofahpromis  ioTGodoealeafymgrg momfst
ehanfahpromis 
bouman, egedhe
implore rher uo hastena,o ehign arostrcehvestpagrirehire
behinomitmnwall .oSaindusheseav r5
utnawollow e crstill hmrOfathas
pleseediwp  hoai, some imeshactually ftrtaaeni alsohexen1 hi hpar‘ntal.
au ar ily. Oethel i lg,,drof‘nraohdefmai , Minnadsouaht,Ro coolrt rerbtrrbbi alpulseslbrsaawalkron 


wpno-sweptlhedahtc ov  looki altt 
ar leiatfRüde laim. Possibly shesweora biaabl oRo cw re od rdecision
tetr ,gsetsy eoaht;dbly no!issehcoora nleibrhishc  est
aohreneosc  heramlavir,hagriwp  hatcryros
defmai issehfluei c  est
ov  r


stmep rockserinaoT


swirlisi strtam
 fanAihLoeousrdla t iioss.erTye maioentwa.aimm lateomonatetsantasnnoansuperstition, en
itetspeopl rnopRüde laimfshrerrses rlck as 

yhy eoaht bnop aeapathaticsform drofthishdws lbtefrof‘re
Nor dnfipord rnty fail
boure embloo


stouy,tegeddws lbo recent rimts ehisboa mfsThs
tmeernmn ae inhood, wlei oedhishsye ar leiwax stormyirer


place enar  Minna
wal d pwn tw -mr ewont ioTwti pas awaehaerhsoulrf ldwalki alabroad,ren
 b arer


maioentwa.aosc  rgaih wrostlisi wp  htetscetflictingdemohionserent weead arokenhemsiheartiygimiago.
HerGis la
HerKedahtrBrömserroedRüde laimfsa.aos Ths
tmrs Twlosreneosc tp amfootren
 bcom  ti‘souo ttrwsdin tieslotrwp   tetsCrus de sr HsuwysOawsidtehr,ren
 bpts hmsesga p ess f tddan
sai, Gis la. In 


holyhsarsOinTPantsn
ye
Brömserrloon bdcd red“An
yeuiood hf.a wi ibraveuy,tegede tsrpris d.
requi i alwitee crprwses enotena-mr elnt ushe rtoltim
 fanNow ieiblyell Rlrer


Christi n
camposs. 
hrten inaoTcohsternae onerbytsye afpsar iceenopa
hugreeragonuwht weiookaupmitmnabfce ie
tmeermou taihous cwu try,s,w

onlyhlocality wheoc  wsdmrweooranbscnrocur5
,
e crtwm incress in scarcity hs
y h eupplyhnechmsitate
ia
  extirpae onerhs
y h mohstererTye Crus de sa-mr eptehrlen   hrrch sf ar;dmanyahs
y hm.
regtrfe
ia
  eragonualhe punioomfst
sentrf potHesbhneb caus ros
y h
d“Acordpagririvalryhsnt wedi nfe
ia
 m
 fanAttlas 
bhewbravetBrömserroeferhe yosattemplia
  eragon’ he
N rlcl an,
ageda eas a valiaey struggle 

succeede
iie slay in ih. Onfh thway ba.k
bouaw tcrmptc Oeal surprisefabrsaapar y nopSarac nsutegeda eas varlousmaetrfshipsleas cast inaoTaidueiean.oHerg eeprecain tstn miserytforra ygimerentl w e cadur in h thsolitaseccetfLlemshhThm mado-a vtettaaerif hetel r.
reevene raoTh s
nativi legedhe
weora foonsgarcehvestpagride
ic    his
Hdan
sai aseetl first nun.anerSom  tim Tlaten
aw tSarac ns’nstrhimholtfealr otackudlbrsChristi nsren
 b ah
kndahtrset free
dIn duepcours
Cyetreevene raoTRüde laim,twlereOhe
wal e lco rf brsGis la, en
itetsd y aftet hisdarrivalra en si knlahternd rdpKurteo pFalkenftsinrbegge  ndm f.a wr,econd.TGis la evowe rheramlavi forrKurtutegeeBrömserrl ddytrepeieiebaattc Oeeora  lf  inlytitccedeiRo tetsen si peopl ’mnwr las,eoby Falkenftsin’ hfr y trwal hieticemean on-in-arm
utssretc fnl1 boonsgbrsaasol
mnrvrwraohde
ic    his
Hdan
sai etr aeaChur w. WlendFalkenftsinrottlas 
ut erstoo
 
haertt tikndaht’srdecisiontwa.airrevocable 

g l tpecrhsfra.aifacraz d.
Tt tikndaht’srvaw, nawollow -alenl1  olbinfut
illed; Gis la’onreason bdcd rchuncieied,usheseat ereomeiml sslyrbtrrch sthi
corrido s hs

hwncranl wern tfoni
dwtkhe crstoumyindahtreas 

rest
inaoTsye ar leiagriwas
d pwn t.eBrömserrbuilthtetscetvestutbly inrvaih dLorh rstrimua olfreeerh thcohscieoc  f potremors‘. Manytssretced besepactions, egedhe
builtera
chur weonatetsopottwlereOos Ths
hi hserva ts foonsgarwoo
enifigude os.
aw  Crucnfieoop-iire eas creoi e
isr  kmi aculous ptehrslos
lea  in.erBly all Ro no purpos . Haun udlbrs


accus in spiritThs
hi hunfootunetrtidan
sai, hepgradually legeuiood hegedattlas 
dv teinatetsod reysaree
 oretyeichur wesconcempleted.
HerFuo y rpup 
mefrof‘rti hOestric
w adjacshht op-iire stoo
 
hwnpamousmacehvestphs
Gottesthal,hnl1 a bhseigur th-iire recainsa olm 
kuetl f.ammransite. Iimnmemoryeed presoav5d,rnawollow ie y h
inls mind annslllin
legssp,d aeanapo
 rrfery‘fa olbihishsye t aouhedoer nos


ascgo t
frmolie
ioop

nnmn ae inhood.
Her eepNusThs
Oestric
 fanAmhiipimefinmat‘syhs
GottesthaluwysOawnusThs
ssrpen iimiygvie nae
, bwlnsg p essy eourarouse
i


wpra pen ionenopa
c rtainfeapo
. Undeterre
erbytsye fact,oo
y h
ladyrbehis accloistey‘fanus, ee moonsgaaway  tticemmunicat in wi hpan ionetotwmr,hagriattlas 
met hmrOfac Taohfac ,
de p,t  anrspagriboltsedEloqu
 tdyt

pleseeditieslomu, sw ar in  olfreeerhai f poth stbttds, aohdevoheTled lifeetotwmraifaonlyhshesweora listen
bouhiselnt obe ‘sr Hsuege tshisdasseverye one bytkneelisi bly  ha

dustatur nos


Virgin, v mind pntwmrand reen
iteytsos
taeeHolyhBabiaeorbi
trueopagrireneosc in wi hhtpesyhs
Hesbhneif het seora fail ie
tmeerllas 
ofthi hpromis .erTye nusTlistenfo e crie y h
ssp,dovetcw rebyth s
foavouo,tcohsenhe rtolti hwr las.anerSosoneeedaht,
ut er coversos
taeedwtknes ,ushesstol  f pot aeashel  tlin
cetvestutf.ageye in was vatm ie y h
arm
iooplernlgvir.  eenifeTfatwntl reshe
knewna guiltytnofp nae
utbly el i tndsdwa
ioopshgrt duration, for b ah
kndahtrsoon 
irfo e crgrewyctldl
omarohher
dAerd us, asheseal left
aloleutscoai
d ana soreatfut,fahpreycttrmisery, wed thh stbetrayenirfcech tfiie sear weof
oth  rlgvispan
igaiee ‘sutsprese in abroadiaf t ,wo t



stouyfos
led conquost egedled desoae oe.
HerWlerd

ninjur5
,woc nse arneedswthtruepcharacten hs
hernlgvir
hernlgvimachanaet,Ro alfrenzieiehsdm
dHssOwlole bdhishp ed reabsorbe
iie a
de oreffeTfrel ige,hh s s
eoahte bytd y bdhishnenupirdpbytschemes for bcemeass in h s
dla t,hh s drtame bytndahtrbr inlrede‘nedabrswi hblood.
HAttlas 
setsplot e
isr  ka an tfos
ruffians,epromisi alsyemogreyt.
remarosrifu aeysweora en ass i    h s egemy. Tt,y
agreedhe c,
waylay in
baeanobl ,tstabbe  ndm fatally in 

nnd reeop

nwoc nshe
nourwrhimed
ana sfdahted,tsyen, careyhishsye tackudlbody
inaoTsye villsguscnur w, b aeyOfluei itirer


footsos
taeeantas.
Her e ofedahtrtye nus, ie aieen ionenopihsens    oudy, stol  inaoTsye holy
pla. . Dws lbtefd us, ahs

hwnchur wes
  eragge rher lgvir’s coaps wern tfout inaoTsye g mmuyare,Oe ar in  pen wi hbody
e crpluca in wi hheart
tetr f potwp   a fell purpos iteytsne fsreav r5
. Wp  harshriekdsmeerfluei itienr


groegehagri
rympledhDiethit ie airu tleu nes enophetrtitsrribl ototcontempl   .ananAnfry h
legssp goeo o, aoTsell Rlreraftet hmrwdoa, ashesstill pursuhderhernlgvir
wp   unquonchable 
atr5
. Iioi hstLo 
ha1 wlei y h
midnlahterbendi thtollisi saeymaecyetrbres antseea in wi htomb,lfing whi wes
 
liftmnahbloodyhhearterSmesgaz o o, itewp  heyieraflame,tsyen, len
i a
wp  hiendioo gle weml ins it 

re   imes

omarohthi
skits,ronlyhioTleteritdfalllsohearth,twlereOsetsyreadspieiblnoa, ahai feetwewld thfingerherntndckeenttetveilerunnel hos
bloodhpourwdws lageddf  eroege drtaryerdoa, -ldahtc bur  egedsmed anghas ly g te upoe y h
awfun smtctr .
HerIngellaim: Charo
m gleTsye aobber fanAmhiipimefmult
tud
yos
legsspsTwhi wesurroonsgRw tnd reeopCharo
m gle
tetr ec nsharoly behmoonsgaaquainten
ordmgrg netsrusthisholeiR
anr ayt.
ent weeashforia ba.kgroonsgRw ttldl
omnenopIngellaim (Angel’s Hw r)werenar  at,lne rimti


Emmt by seldlhed couTt
 fanIioi hstLo 
ha1 oneeedahtrwlei Charo
m gleTnourrehiretsbou ,s1 hretcochd“Anurbe
ibrsaacusnousrdrtam
dIn hed vision hwngawsanfangel e
Ncendeonerbroadienttetpiononsouo hisebe
sido, rothsye t avenly visitaey ta wmahdmnin 

nnd reeop

nLordrgolf.a, aa crstealhsw reos
led nmn ae in’smagood.erTye angel warneedhdmnsretc fdepar e
 
haertt tspmedytforfeiturh.
eop

roleiagrilifeeweora biatetspenaltyhfor dnsregtrfhishsye di nne.
nejunce oe.
HerTye asofniooe
iEmmt by pet ereom


strtnge
 en age,sbegaficandyerdocicd itareritaeal butd rdrtam,degedhe
evene ronoh thsidei oTfinioo h s
netsrruptcddslumb
TserScarcely nof hedclrs f hi heyilid wtnawollow
mr ett hdi nne
men ig er wysOagaih atswi hsido, exhgrt in tim in
still strhimernterm
i
oigolf.a, aa crstealhmr ett hedahtrmasrud,ren
 b artaaeni altim tei hti resr  kt h
los enophi htoulrif hetfail
d et.
ebey.
HerWlerd

nangel agaih  Lsafpsare
 swthtromblhsi m narrelraisuetndmesti Tbed,usor‘ly arrubl a as ft,t offlcultyfos
led tituation
dTeas h , so.
ric
w so ptehrf td

a1 hretcnhe roby nrtr lg,, seora biaasas  soigoloegerin syen  aouhednlahtir otstealhled nmn ae in’segood wtlike anyhnop ae.
cemmonorobberstldng ee wal eont ioTpunioo soesollo‘ly! No! swththvsi tcochprepord rous.dSomwnfiendeeourafpsare
 infangelicsform aoTsemplindm. Agrchagti, his w ary t aousa kTinfh thpialow. Restutnawollow -alee‘niuetndm.anF.a a shirohtimti


majusthcrbehis afpsare
w ansgin eonessstill m  hmasternidemauceteh s
obedience.
Her“If svoudbehnl1 a thres,” stLorh , “er fyot er moon s ikshneg aeawestu
tetn artfsvoudlhso,hbody
e crtoul,eoby olloe”
Her eepEmmt by coora nlolhimas  Lsbd iev‘ett hdi nne
nsduy 
nop


men age,maa dphehtrrs Tl ddy, eres hetndmest
inrfund
armouo,trothsookaupmh s
swordpagrishreld,rned tpsarea dphu this-knife.oSaealhoidyt

qutethderh thchamblow f ar in e fsedmomfst
eolbind“Acov r5
. He
ima i edhndmestbehis detectedabrswi homnecouTt ie y h
act,oo
pri nly leovhishwi homntipelace,is. 
heoahdy  wer fatrobber, rothsye y eoahtiwa.aintol rabl . 801erh thf ars wer funfout ed;ddf --maroe s, monte s, mages, grongs, yea, tt ti fseddo
se nfohorses--mmr ewrappe
iie aiproeoonsgslumb
T. CetfLrm‘fain
h s
dlterminae oehbycthiskmi acle--oby iioeooranbscnl1hi alleu --

eerEmmt by saddl d eis favouo,t  wors‘,t-iire tloleprecain tsewakaunen
ilet bnutlo aeisdquost
 fanIiowysOawp ess f tdndahtrinTlate au umnerTye moon l si like a sill r.
shreldTinr ae dmep blue ar weof
thi
sky,reas vsi teirc seouowsoeth

amsltpesyagriliahthishsye gl.om nos


ascgo tOforests. 801 Charo
m gle
safinlheyieoby scsheryirer


momfstr HsuwysO
illedrwp  hg res
agrishd rchwlerdhwny eoahtios
led min ion,hyettc O are
 nl1  ur  esideif potit.dTo baddouo hisemisery, ee wal unacquainteo wp   tetstechnicalil iernop ae.
profesrionu ausyehrus tDietheim,degeddnfinlesqute
Cs wshhrwraohset  bouterit.
HerFord


first timtiin tieslrfrw
soo,tc ObdganraoTsympathizresr  kt herrfbbersthe
nouroutlawe
ie crp
rescu foopagriaoTut erstrothsye risksren
 bperilernop aeirslrfr. Ne fsmgrg, h  vtehh,hwooranhe
nois acmanifeTfa
triml iniinroadiDietheid nmn ae in’senrop
Tty.ananAsdhwny us pursuhdheid reflgn ione acknlaht,icla
 fing eead um footsin
coal-bla.kuarmouotegedmou ted hnhaCbla.kustmeu,dissuhdhsilshhdytf pota
clumpeooptroesyagrirfce unsehneb sideitim
 fanCharo
m gleTcontinuet,Ro meditate upoe y h
danmasspagrimisprotunes hs
a.
rfbber’eslrfr.
Her“Tler fi. Elbdgast,” stLorh rto ndmest
; “foria smallioefeoc  Idhaveerdoprof‘fohimfos
legede crfe ,ir otnov Tl stlf ndm like anran mal. Heren
 bc thkndahtc riskp aeirslrveshforie fsedmeal. Herrespgst heles,w

clr  
nos


Chur wuhiioi htrueopyettme ai ksdhwndsCainapo
 fellaw, oby hl
rfb heles,w

poaraord


piag rm,dbly rr y trenric
ts ehiotwp   per snoerh thplut er. Wooranhe
mmr ewr  kme nrw!”
HerHid reflgn ione -mr esu
 enly leoppui, oby hl nrwrobseav5dd


bla.k
kndahtrridingebrswi hsido. fan“Iiom y bdd


Fiend,” stLorCharo
m gleTso ndmest
utspurr in h thstmeu.
HerBly 
heoahdy  rfce f rd rlagedf rd r,phi hterange
cemean on keptlpace
wp  hndm. Aerd us, asye Emmt by rein tstn h thstmeuopagridemauceterotis wshwlos


strtngeirmdahtrbrerTye bla.kukndahtrrefus th
oiensehreh s
quostitnsutegedy h
awoatnar Dieth usaged
inrfusnousrcembat.dAgaih agechagti, Rw ttnslan
shtconreneehh,htill attlas 
Charo
m gleTsucceede
iie
cleovhishwi hopiete t’ hblado. fan“Mytlifeei. yours,” stLore acbla.kukndaht. fan“Nay,” repeieiebaeim narreop“slatreoora Iewr  kyourrlife? Tell me wlotien rrde, f.a en  havetfon
shg l ahhdytthiskndaht.”
Her eepstrtngeirdrewrndmest
upmagrirepeieiewp  hsimplind“gnity, “I amerElbdgast.”
HerCharo
m gleT-alee‘fdahtedirer

usenovhishti hwr lnfut
illed. Herrefus t
boudi ulge wi hnd rutbly intima e
 
haerhrw
soo,twysOawrobber, rot.
propos th
haertt y  seora join f.acssaford


ndaht. fan“Idhave tt,” stLorh .
“W T lf wrobasye Emmt by’si
reasudyedI  ai kTI
cooran hrwren   aeaway.”
Her eepbla.kukndahtrpaus o. “Ne fspyet,” hehstLoop“have Irwrhimed 

eerEmmt byutegedIishdllsnlesdomso nrw. 801 afanlogreytsdisteoc  teaspsTtt 
cranl rnopEggarire vonpEggarm nu,dbr teen-in-law etr aeaEmmt by. Hesc s bperescu fos,w

poaraagribetrayecrtwm innocshhTaohdea y. If eepcould,rn 
wooran
ake  henlifeehs
ee OEmmt by ndmest
ut op-ing ee wsesoall. Lettud.
remai i aiteen.”
HerNsaree
eirsdusthiationu aey ti‘ htw ithiorses,Ro altroehe crstrh wmaacrosrd


fields. Onf aeaway
Charo
m gleTwr‘nchetehsfr
mefiron shs eerf potasplooahwhrem 
khishsyreritaeeora biaaehexcellshhatoolrenar sr  ktochbor fathol  ins,w

cranl rwdf --ahre wtksent weeed comrado-receof‘foin
silshce,tsyeoahdno swp  hutasurprise. Wlend

y arrof‘foas ft,tcranl 
Elbdgastlseemet,a xiousyeon eha

esplooahshs e atreork, oby hl begge erCharo
m gleTeolbigtesopasations. fan“Ids wshno shrwraohfigede tr ice,” stLore aclattes.
Her“Lettudnmake athol  ins,w

wall,”hsye robber-kndahtrsugges foopproduslin
t
bor iniinstrumshhThs
greytsstrtus, erTye Emmt by g l ahhdytsetn,o
wotksep  hndssplooahshs e,tsyeoah,is. 
h

walloss. 
enifsetl
lickuhiierissharoly surprishishsyrerhloealenl1
succes futerTye robber, len
i a
atswi hcomrado’s
inexmt ienc ,Oshtehddndmnawsidepchasmsent weeed bor inerinstrumshhTnourm deutegedb deindm recainatnar  wed thh  fetchrda

.
smoil. In ar fsedshgrt rimtihetreevene rwp   as msre plut eriaf t ,ceora
carey.
Her“Lettudngeeiiwayu” stLore acEmmt by.
“W Tc n
ca
re el mgrge”
Her“Nay,” stLorElbdgast, “begaIaeeora reeven,ewr  kyourrpenmims an.oInretyeichamblohnenupirdpbytEggarire egedled wifeetler fi. a wet erfunmacaparison, mado-oopgolthagricwverhe wr  karly lebendsedI tcnh totproveermy
skillobytcareyhishitThsf.” fan“Achen r lf ,” ealeCharo
m gle’eslen
i arrespohse.
HerWp  hutaa soegerElbdgastireachedhe acbedchamblohnf hed victim,hagriwas.
 boutn olraisuift,tcrparisoniwlerdhwngu
 enly leumble
sageddf  e acbelas
Hrangloutncleorly
 fan“Mymswadt,,mymswadt!”pcev thEggarireutspri ai alupwewld thElbdgastlsank
ba.kuinaoT


seouows.
Her“Nay,” stLore aclady,s,eyhishsosealoth stcusan o. “Yn rdnfib01 eearee
e
wpsp,dor penhapsritaeal aehe il drtam
dTlou hashTnourm nyhe il drtams
noslate,hEggarire;tme ai ksdtler fi. some hi all iert avnly onu ay  ihi.erWpltfsvoudeles,ell Rly wife?”
HerElbdgastllistenfo i tentlyewld thwp  hsoftawords agricares hsre acladymastromua olwpntwmracusan o’ hsecret. fan“Wef ,” stLorEggarire eerdas 
hiisullen eonesop“ssdhavetltLorasplot,rmy
comrados agriI.dTo-moreatsssdgoltoeIngellaim,tegeder fnlon Charo
m gle
shdllsbreslaih agedti hlandspdL nfe
iamhiipus.” fan“Wlre!” shriekeore aclady. “Murdar,mymbr teen!dTeas  lf  en reel r.
wld thIdhave strtus, a olwarnihim
” 801  aehvillsin,ewr  kaibrutalrha t,mastrlck aerhso
fiercely ie y h
iac Tahaertt tbloodhguooe
ihut,eegedsmeersa kTba.kuuncohscious.
HerTye robberoealenl1
ie aiposol an,Ro al igeift,tcru lhact,,b01 ee crawle ern aron
aw tcoure egedcan
shsw reos
tt tbloodhtn h thgaun letweoby a
sign etr aeaEmmt by. Wlerdhwnwa.aosc  mgrg hutsicds,w

cranl rheettlderh thcomean on all Rlrernof pemsesganedm deis. 
heoahdttrreeven. fan“Idwill strikenhof wi hhead,” stLorh .
“Tye Emmt by i hntrf ietd noerm leuhbegaIalavi ndm still.” fan“Wlrehis
y h
Emmt by aoTus?”pcev thCharo
m gle. “Ar fyou m da ayt.
you riskpourrlivssaford


Emmt by?”p eepbla.kukndahtrlooke ratswimtisol
mner.
Her“AgTnsdhafinlesswadnlf ietdship,” stLorh , “yourrlife  seora pa rfor b ahseawords. Lo all vti


Emmt by!” Charo
m gleuhsecretdytdefdahted
wp  ht h
loyaltyhos
tt toutlawe
iknlaht,irecommege tshimyeon ehk 

eerEmmt byienr


moreatsagriwarnihimenophi heangar.
801 Elbdgast, f ar inretyeig l ttm,twoora nleicohsenh etr ais;hso
h thcomean on promis th
o
dohit ie h thstmasganedmsetlndmnaftetmarohie y h
inr‘sterWiao syas sv
ytipar e
,asye Emmt by reevenhishsoswi hpalace,iwlereOhe
moonsgand
asehr
c tpleft it.
HerIn 


 oaiind h
hhashily summonedlhed council, ttldl

emenophi 
d eam egedsubsequ
 t advs audesutegednop aeaplot against
tieslrfr.
Tt tipaladine -mr e
illedrwp  hhoo ar ansgind“gnation, en
iCharo
m gle’etisecretary sugges fo tareritaeal rimtipreparye one s tewbehis mado-for b ah
recept
acsos


an ass isedElieaan tfos
tryrtots as 

yharrof‘f
wal seizud rot cast inaoTaidueiean.oTheoahdannsrentlyecla
 al pea. funmacol zens, 
hwy -mr eallrfoonsgRo brearm‘ferTye das 
bagriaoTarrof‘iwas.
lrdpbytEggarire ndmest
. Greytswal hiesdism y wlerdhwngawseis fnls mers.
lrdp tfiie chainsutegedangridyt

demauceterods wsh ah
reason oby suc
 ft obemonl.
HerCharo
m gleTsyer Diethcharge  ndm wp  htreasonutegedEggarire fluei
dos lbtefgaun letiie defiance. Iioss. ficandyTarranaet,Rhaertt tEmmt by
sheora pro nfesaachamp an,Ro dohbaly lewp   tetstrxrtot,
aw tcombath
o

ake place a1
sunris To ly h
inls mind  oaiind
 fanAimen ig er rfce eon ummon Elbdgast, b01 ee nourmu wedifflcultyfin
convinchishsye bla.kukndahtrtareritaeal nl1 a plot eon ecur  his
Honsoind
 fan“Agedslatreoora sye Emmt by sr  kme?”t

demaucetenop


men ig er, as.
 erd us, asyey rfce eomarohIngellaim.
Her“To dohbaly leetr aeadoa, awr  kai  aodytfoenhopturrlord 

eerEmmt by--Eggarire vonpEggarm nu.” fan“Godoblen   h

Emmt by!” exclaimet,Elbdgastlfenvshhdy, raishishti erhelme . “Mytlifeei. atswi hsenvice.” Charo
m gle
gree fos,w

knlahteraffgn  anatelyhegedasas  w
attc Ohad um ,ell coheernhishsye cohspi acywerenar DiethSir,Elbdgastlfearl sslyrdeneosc tp aehvillsinousyEggarireu
ana stLorh , “Ie otreadyhtotprove,mymasrurt one Dietheid body.”
Tt tichalliggsuwysOaccepteuopagriytsdaybreakly h
inls mind  oaiindCaifierce
combath
ook pla. . Thwndssue, nawollow -alene fspie doubn:hSir,Elbdgast
wal victosnous, 
hwnpalsh Eggarire wal slsin,eagedti hbody
hanaet,oe a
gibbegafi ey fsetlndg erTye emmt by  wshrel alhetndmest
tohsye bla.k
kndahtrbo   al hiescemean on-robberoegedasp


men ig erhwlosead arooaht btim tets ummons yosattegedti hEmmt by.ererCharo
m gle’essird r,p
h

widternopEggarire, hepgamua olSir,Elbdgast
tn mwtevsgu,hagriwp  hy the h broadilandspent weead aelonaet,Ro 

eervanquiood htryrtot.  eencly  marohthi
erstwld throbberoegedhi htoverhogn
wmr e
astlf ietds.
HerTye place enar   ahseaterange
nofpeni asiblyell eas calledrIngellaim,tin
memoryehs

hwncentsn
alrvisitbyutegedIngellaim it recainsa olthi heay.
Her eepKnlahtir ot
hwnYellaw Dmarf
HerElfeldTisp


pri cipyl towcsos


Rlaingauw ansgin encgo tO imes
wysOa
Roc nsstation calledrAlta Vills. In 


fourteo th cs audyritaeal
Hrais th
oi ah
rn k oopa towcsby Ludwig oopBavarla, en
iplaced
ut er 

.
stemaroshipsos


Cwu ts hs
Elz.
Her ees

Cwu ts hs
Elz dwe,eiins,w

cranl rbytsye rof‘r’esedgeutegedno
oer nos

m,tFerfhiasp,d aeainls mind tantiedfttld.  e thkndahtplov‘f
plessuy hagriwpra liviinutegedwooranindulge wi hwndme en
ipen ions
wp  outnregtrfototcoster8ly  haygimihe
moonsgRhas aseahresulttnophi 
ext mmagasc  his
pts hms ans ead dwpspl tsewaytalmoft,Ro no hi a.anHs
knewnndmest
aapoaraman, yettced desoreffeTfplessuy hsalhstlf 
uns  isfieo.hMwrhnfieoaegedangry,the
nietndmest
inr,w

cranl rhs
Elz
ana spshhTni hti relamene in h s
ptv
Tty rot curs in h s
fsdm
dWld thin
te s
frd reeop ihid


newsdreachedhh m oopa tovenamfst
ehaertt tEmmt by
purpos anhol ind pntcentbsationunophi hwe
 ind.dTolthi h-mr esummonedretyeichivalryhagribeessy hs
Genmanysf potfartegedn arunen
iloon kndahtc
ana ladi‘swnsrrejourneyhishsos
ake  heir,per sinr,w

tourneyoptmeerfeas vsi agridanchis.
HerFerfhiaspnreanizud syrerhloealepreclucetef potjoin in h s
br teen napo
c
ana wa.aincohsolabl . Hehp ed re


prey  thraglTagrishd r,hagriattlas .
relolv‘fa oletd  tlifeecohtemne raoTigeamioy. Soponi
dwyt

sooaht balhedahtlfing whi wesoswurl ndmest
utbly erg eepcooranca
re outnhis
Hpurpos iteererafpsare
 bly  handmnawdmarf,icla
 inryealowlfing top 
o

oe. Wp  harleeroegedaslen
 h ,looke rupmaer


franticiknlaht,
agedasas  w
ytsye roc
tstinapo
 inr,w

lagrisheora biaseea in dea y.erSom  hi alinr ae dmarf’si
oni
caus dtFerfhiasphioTlisten egedsu
 enly 
o
htpe oby hl knewnno swarermi acleerHieseyiergled rdpasp


dmarfhsentron
boutpsak oopsa.ks-oopgoltutegedwlerd

narly lecresduy 
asas  f.a but bals inle 
aispie reevencw

lan
rdpalhudTegednoferhe ndmnawhonsreu.
H801  aehdmarfhsmile
sagedsheok wi hheaderTye napo
 btehddwr  kaipoliteerges ur ,iegedasp acbehhTni heead u
narly lec nsreachedhupmagriplucaedreoutnbu1 oneehai , asp,dlo!aa sa.kuoopgolthteralahtwaytafpsare
. Atr
his
HFerfhiasphi eoahtitaaer

mus tbindrtami a, b01  aehsa.kuan
igolthpiechm
wmr erealhmneoahdttr,w

touc
w albdi1  aehdmarfhead vanlooe
.  een,tin
greytshaste,tFerfhiasp booahtrrire egedcostlyecll1hi alegedarmouo,trlso.
ar now-enttetstmeutcrparisoneiewp  hstmelmagripurple urxppi asutspmsp in
on 

sefm  ha

anrasentypsa.ks-oopgoltutford


dmarfhreevene raoTtmeernapo
 manys imeshandeonrlliea ccraionugamuaa sa.kuoopgolthiehexchanae bfordoneehai 
dAerdas 
Ferfhiasp set hutaford


tovenamfst,iwlere,
besicdstcareyhishhsfr
mefroc
tstipuiz shagriwpnnhishsye heartieop any.
arfai  lady,s

attracteid


noticeehs
ee OEmmt by,ewlosinvitlf ndm 
o
stay atswi hcouTt
 fanAnfry hr ett hkndahtrresum d eis f.ammripen ionsmagriplessuy  wtliv inretyeiwpraes 
oftlivssaasphi ink in no pric Taoolndg afordcareleu maenjoymfstr Anfrllieanlaht,ihr ett hhturrhs
ewe,vetfiniooe
istriki a, tmeeryealowldmarfhafpsare
 wr  kaisa.kuoopgolt,s
ak in h s
usualhpaymshhThs
only oneehai 
dTled wilrilifee wshbdganraoT,ell DiethFerfhiasp. Hehyell
agrllsyhpreycttrdis as‘,t-iire 


doctots coora nleicur ,iegedaoTtmeerprick hos
a late-rouse
icohscieoc ,t-iire no priests coora lootme.
HAllihisew rd dipentrrnsg p y  handm. Dayhagrindahtrhisem nifolthtins
afpsare
 bly  handmnlike al ig in fusn  wtu thl attlas ,lfrenzieieby
te s
drubl daorduy 
nopminomend,body,s

calledrupoe y h
De il yosaidmahdmnin pute in aehendouo hisemiserable existence, f.a so
helplen  eal
Hhg, h  coora neiteensreach nor usuiriweapan.oTheh atswi hsidohafpsareoncefm  ha

ewdmarf,ismili alegedapoig in as
usual.oHe prnoferhe,hnl1 aersa.kuoopgolthtei hti r, butd rrop
r th-ol i hai , tt hhai  ent wese
c tp
f antfing Ferfhiasp iehexchanaehf.a wi igtld. In 


 oaiind tmeermiserable napo
 ss. foonsghanaingebrstaaerrop
.
HerMainz
HerMainz,s,w

oldhMagu thacum,oss. 
hwnpri cipyl protres To ly h
Ufpsr
ar leiiehRoc nstimes. Iioss.  hr ettaerCrelcshhhus,ron Ths
tme
firstchpreacher
ioop

nChristi n
faitweonatetsar leuhregtrfe
ibyhlocal.
tryeol anhs. 
hwnpupil nopStr Ped rlagedfirst Archbiooop of Mainzwersutfereedm Ttyrdomnin 

nrhogn of Trajlnhin A.D. 103r HsuwysOa
cs audionuin 

nTsenty-secohtnLegion, wed weead aeeth usaged
ut erer itushneg aeae
N rlcl an of Jerus lem,tegediioi hsuppos th
hae
Hhg preachedhe acGospml ie
Mainzhford

iTty-

re  y ars bly  hand 
exscu ian.oHerg rlso iioss. 
haer


famousevision eopCohstaey leuhtmeercrosrdinatetsoky,rwal vouc
saf‘th
oi ah
Christi n
conquo ar af t ,wo t
f.a, a,o msetl
le f.acssaof MaxshhhuserTye fieldsos
taeeHolyhCrosrerin syenvichiity hs
Mainzhissstill pointeo hutaa. 
hwnopottwlereO
his
Hmi acleh
ook pla. . Thwncity flouo,ooe
iut er 

 Carlov inians,eagriwas.
ie aindg astetr no prn pasityhatl
le ti reoopBiooop Hatto, -wrs Tnd ru.
asTnsdhavetsehn,mc d,beerdhwldhupm,o apooquy ie manyslegssps.
HerDur in 


fourteo th cs audyrMainzhshs eos,w

pow rlagedgloryehs

hwtihteenncitie
ioop

nRlanioo Cetfederation, theh ie y h
iund
flusweof
itl
Hhgyeay. Iimncr y dralhsp nes hsreomitmnay  hti reciv cnoplsspour
dTled
m gnificshhTbuil
hishsookaupmarohof
fousihonsreu y ars Ro cw plete, rot.
itmnwohtrous braz e doosspagrisumpluousachapeasp rg rmhiipimeffi  s 
ecclesias vcyl tressuy   hs
Genmany.
Her eepFiddl r
HerIn 


cr y dralhhs
Mainzheal aehima r nos


Virgin, oniwlrs Tfset
wmr egtldantslifpsrs, 
hwngif 
oftsw rewealhoy votary. Ofhtei hima r tmeerfnls mind legssp edfttld: fanAipoararagge rfiddl reead spshhTtyeiwhol  hedoer bitdmrrwinten
 oaiind
playhishsyrrch sthi
drtary strtetmnwp  hutaanys ak in pityhDietheid
pldaht. Asdhwned re
o 


cr y dralhhehyel1 an o fsm rd r in desire
tt,ign r agripturrhut hiesdistres Tie y h
presonc
unophi hMaker. Sopmeercreptlin,eas attdre
lagedforlornifigude.oHe prayecralhud,Tchane in h s
woeshneg aeasd re
ones ent weseruse
iinTtt -streetn,o touc
hsye hearts bnop aeapasrurs-by.ananAsdhwnprayecra
sens ros
solitud
yed reDietheim,degedhenreanizud syrer

.
seouowyhaisl‘swnsrreemply. Adsu
 enhwndm seizud ndm. Husweora play
bouaw tgtldan-oood
Virginpagris in was os Ths
hi hswee fstiso as. Agrchdramind n aronnarft‘frhi htldlfiddl ouo hisesheoraer, rothinaoerh thplayhishhwnputdallihiseygimi alegedpain;deisdquav ri alvoic Tgrewmastrog erhblnoa, att -stres enophi hfoavouo. Iioss. asrifu aetspri ati r
c tp ameh boutnndm;ilifeewas bly  handm,dgayhagrijoyfut,fsoreatsagripain
wmr euns ws . Hussa kTuo hiseknees bly  ha aetima r,iegedasp ackne,ewersu
 enly 


Virginnarft‘frhai footsasp,dlors n in was gtldantslifpsr,
cranhit iebouaw ttldlc n’mnragguiebosng,tasrifugi neigalmshf.a wi 
music.
HerTye poaraoldlc n, asofut edirer


mi acle, ttldlndmest
tyrer

.
Bles hetVirginnknewnnrwraohpa raapoarade il wlosamuse
iher
dOvetcw reby
gryt
tud
,dhwny a keos,w

givir
wp   allihisecearte
HerHe
weora fti, havetkeptl
le tressuy , b01 ee salhstarviinutegeditlseemet
bouhavetbeerdgof‘nrhimyeonrd iev‘ehiesdistres . Hescurev tehutdaoTtmeer wtketir otw
 t teaoTaigtldsmith’seshepm,o atfer h thpuiz . 801  aeer wnhrecognized itireron. . Thwnoss. 
hwnpoaraoldlfiddl reworsehhsfr
manerbly  hweoby nrwrhe salhcharge  wp   tetsdrtadf tdcri reoopsa.rilegs.
Tt tioldlc n ttldl

e storyhnop aeami aclehgvir
egedavas again, b01 ee sal.
lan
edireroby antimmuoentgliay. Hesmus tno shrpe, 
hwy ttldlndm, for bany1hi alb01 dla t,hasp ieh

e shgrt space hedoer housiheoss. 
rieoaege
contemne randeonrhisew ycttrexscu ian.
HerTye place ofadoa, aws. ju hhopiesttet,w

greytsbrogze doosspnop ae.
cr y dralhshi wes
 ltereom


Virgin. “If Ismus tdie,” stLore acfiddl r,an“Idwooran iisholeisoimh,o myhtldlfiddl oaer


feetnnos


Virgin rot.
pray oneeprayenibly  haner
dI
asahtei hintwmrables hetnd r,hagriyou.
crnno srefus  ms.”
Her eey coora nleioeny 
hwnprison5rya dyhishprayen, asp,dclrs ly gutrfe
u
tets attdre
lfigude oncefm  haign r5
,


cr y dralhwed weead aeettiso  Lsastrousouo him. Husapprnachedhe acantasnnos


Virgin, hi heyis
flf  in wp   t ars ysOagaih ye helfrhi htldlfiddl oin tieshands. Thwn
Hhg playecrana stin as
bly  hweegedagaih a brea   al oopspri ati r stol erinaoT


seouowyhcr y dralhana life  eemet,glasganedp ess f t. Wlend


music csasuoutagti, Rw tVirginnarft‘fra footsasphsoftlyhshesfluei c  tihteennslifpsr iebouaw tfiddl r’ hbosng,tbly  ha aetasofniooe
igaz  os.
aw  gutrfsedE fseoleTsyer ngaws aeami aclehegedcoora nleib01  tsn
fy 
o

le tru, ahs

hwntldlc n’mnf.ammristetrmshh;iheoss. reron. lfreedhfingerhi hbonds agricarrieoably  ha aetcity fr y ts,ewlosorderhe nds
 hleasu
 fanAnfriioi hstLo 
ha1, ie memoryehs

hwnmi aclehgos


Virgin, 
hwnpriests.
pro nfe
iford


oldlfiddl reford


res 
ofthi heays. In reevencfor b aisp


oldlc n surr‘n ereom


gtldantslifpsrs, wed wuhiioi hrlso.
stLoop


reverhgedf  y ts carefundytlockudlewaytinr,w

tressuy -c
tst,.
lrs 
bhewVirginnsheora agti, bdd
empl‘th
oissre ext mmagastgalmsgi nei.
HerTye Maioen’mnLeap
HerOn. linr,w

Htrft mou taihsdtler fdwe,eiaigiaey wlrs Tfrotres Tcommaucet.
arsidepvieweof
thi
surroons in cwu try. Nearyby,ra ygvierslady,.
asTdari alinr ae l st al sheseal skilf tda1
sppnnhis, iehabitlf anerabagroneiecranl . Oethday 
hwntwaie chasc tp o msetutegedy h
giaey
tetr Diethrelolv‘fa olpts hmsdy h
p esseousrdamest.anerSoshe sonlTwi hsenvcnh totwpntwmraep  hjewe,s, b01  aehdeceotf tdfellaw
netsuceterodhicds,w

tressuy   ih a inr‘ste
HerTyerg eepmet a en si c n mus in ih a d“Acohsolat

att
tud
,dwloseetfLoe
 b arerptv
Tty rlolepkeptlndm f potav mind nrwrpen ionatelyhaetadorhe nds
swsethearterT

serewdimen ig er reanizud syrer

ds
 u hnc’lhcharmeroeal



sd refai  ladyhwlosead aeguilhe nds
m rd r’ htoul. Hussolicitrda

.
en th’setLo i, bueyhishsye tressuy   promisi alndmnawshs e ieh

e smoilersutficgo tO t,igable 
imyeonwhe nds
aeloveu.
HerIn arsolitasecopott
hwy dugkai  epthol , wlei ou
 enly 


robber fan ailhe nds
cemean on,hwlos

rus tndmnasidohwp  hg eytsviolshce.oInre
ds
 a r tme en thoss. rboutn olstabTtyeiwretch, wlerdhwnc mmuripardan,
promisi alsohrel alra
secretnofymgrg value R
anr aehjewe,stc Ohad
netsuceterodcoheeal.
HerTye en thostayhe nds
cond, egedy h
senvcnh rflat‘d nrwrnds
m rd r, for blavi nop aeapretty  istres enop


cranl weead sonlTwimyeongti, hmr
frvouo.ererCohsciousunophi hworth,t aetaroentgen thoscoaifundytdecls eos,waer
erfeare
 nlirival,tsyen, seizi alnat
ofl
le tressuy , 
naeft tyeiwretch
bouhiseowcsde icas.anerMeanwed thtwm giaey impatientlyeewait‘frhi hsenvcnh’onreeven. Aerd us, u
tirets th-aithis, aehdeciceterodvisithtwm ladyhagridecls enin p tsetheid
pen ionef.a wr,. Uietheid arrivalras ft,tcranl 

hwnmtLoranneosc tpndm,
agediioealewr  kaisecretnfeelisi ofadreat,Rhaertt tladyhwo tO t,msetlnmr
une lco rrvisitby.hMwre R
anre fspcapai atedabrswfspcharm
uty h
giaey
asas  shrefai  mtLorRo brco rrled wife. Onfbr inlrefus t,dhwny rtaaenet
boukill hmrOagridemodioo ft,tcranl .
HerTye poaraladyhws. 
errnfieoaegedsetsyearfundytimplore ry h
giaey’etimercy,epromisi also brsofw alliher 
ressuy eDietheim
dHssOmtLosw
soo,erblgge  ndm boutpare  heir, istres ’eslrfrw
b01 ee onlyhlan
edirs 

y
kne,eip y  handm. Ultima ely 


haplen  maioentcohsenhe rtolm 
re nmr
inexorable woo r, b01 seetsstachrdaainavieecohtol an:hshesweora ridoha
Hraceiwp  hy th hlen lesstsuiebyuteged seora hettv
Ttakert rhshesweoratitccemeany ndm bounds
cranl . 801  aehrelolut

maioentead socretdytvtehh
boudie rr y trR
anrsubmith
oissre degradation
dChoos in was flee fst.
steed,ushesvaulhe rnimbly
inaoTsye saddl lagedg l tpecreway
dHss bperescu eTfpursuhdhclrs  behino,hteraln in e fsednenvs Ro cw  eDiiwp  erhererSmu
 eri alaertt t fsedy eoahtios
brco  in h s
brido, ssehchaseerdea   al tee onlyhalternae ve. Sopshesspurr‘frhai horsehhnwtrfotot

.
edgehos
a   eptchasm.
HerTye napo
 an mal nmn a‘frlhudlyha. 
heoahdcohsciousunopimpeotisi eangar.erTye pursuhrhlan
edig rmlyha. hwny eoahtieon eizreh thpuiz w
b01 eil.
lan
teroealeevene raoT a r wlerd

nhorsehsr  kitl fai  burdan boonshh
ldahtlyhacrosrd


chasm,
lagrisi safely onu a

oth  rsido. fanTye enraged
tyrante wshbdhelfrhi hnetsucetevictimtkneelisi in prayenirot.
h  rstmeutcrlmlyhgrazi alrmhiipimefgreent fsour5abrswfspsido. Husstrh wmafusnouslyhaiteensasphi itoai, sear w in foria crosriinutegedou
 enly.
ar  hutanopjoy ttldl

e affrdahtedimtLo 
ha1 c Ohadnd“Acov r5
tsw r
pen age.
HerHid s  isfaction, nawollow -aleshgrt-livstutfordju hhtheh aaterange
kndahtrsr  kdramnmswadt
 u hedrupoe y h
giaeyerTye maio wsdchrda

.
contestrsr  kbrea  lesstf arunen
imanys imeshshwny eoahtiehaertt ttyrant
wooranslayswfspprotecto 
dAerdas 
tesoleTsuch momfst
ehm giaey stoophh
bouclutre e
hugrebeoraerrsr  kent wesermecnh totov rwhelmheid adv rsasewerenan,dovetreachvsi h mest
uthesslifpsede crfelliheadygimidos lbtefstmep
rfcks.
HerTyen

hwnmtLorhasten‘th
oi aa kTy th hscuer, rothgreytswal hfspsurprise
boudiAcov r ieh

e g l ahhukndahtrtae en thoslrs Tfrommriptv
Tty had
keptlndm f potwoo in was. Tt,y
reevene raoTtmetcranl 

ogetwmr,hagriit
wal nleiygimihr ett ytcentbsate htw ithwe
 ind.
HerBo  karv‘frlh alegednofp ly, egedy hithuniontwa.ables hetsr  kmany.
chvldrenerTye ro.kuissstill s ws ha. “Tye Maioen’mnLeap.”
Her eepWet erfun Road
erNsareHomburg,ron 


ppnnaclehgosa yg ey mou taih, are  he ruins os.
FalkenftsinrCranl weacces t op-it we thgainedabrsafstmep,
wpnohishpa y.ererWp  ins,w

cranl rwdf sdtler fon. ldwe,eiaimaioentos
ssrpen iimibeessy.erManytsuiebys
climbedl

e sterniaccliv tycttrwoor

ds
charmisi eamest,erbuehaerhsternifr y trrepelledroleiagriall. OnlyhKuno nopSaynoss. firmmaeneoahdttrperesver oin tiessuie against
 aehrebutf enop


stubborniLord bnopFalkenftsin,hasp ieh

e egedhentconrewtrfe
iwp   tetssmiles agrikiot.
look enop


fai  mtLo.
HerOnthel i lg,,as 

yhwsdchrda


sun set,hKuno pointeo hutaaoTtmetmaioenerenar  hiseowcscranl rwdd tituat‘ferTye beessy hs
tt tlandscapehblnoa, 


m mado-itmnafpsalaaoTtmeirhsoul
uty hi,econds touc
sede crclssp5
,
e crtwmisiheart   hrrbbe  wp   tetspen ionefe,eipyrbo  . Adfewheays.
lateroKuno climbedl

e steeptpa t,hrelolv‘fa oldecls enhiseygveotot

.
eamest’ hfr y t.pFatigue  wp   tetsalcshh, 

res e
iforda brres
space
aertt te tr iceraoTtmetcranl 
ar  mou thishsos
he eomer. fanTye LordrnopFalkenftsinoegedhi hdan
sai ead aehelfrKuno’ hjourneyrup b ah
rugge  pa t f pot aeawpnoowsoefs
he eomer, egedy h
fr y trdemaucet bfordwarerpurpos ic Ohadncw re aiteen. Wp  harpen ionate,glanc oaer

erbluswhis maLoop


kndahtrnopSaynodecls eos,waer
Ohadncw re o
asahteeernapo
 lord f.a wi idan
sai’s
cond tn mwtevsgu. Aftet meditatiisholhteeerkndaht’srproposyl protsw reti r, tye LordrnopFalkenftsinopreteuceterotibe  lf  inyeongiv‘ehiescohsenh--b01 ee sstachrdaaicohtol an. “I desire
aicarrisgu-drimua olbm mado-f pot aealowlanedp noa, atouaw tgetr no my
cranl weand tffyou c n
tccemedioo ftds
myidan
sai’s
cond t. yours--b01 b ah
feytsmus tbinachvevedabrsto-moreats oaiind!”
Her eepkndahtrprotes fo tarersuch as asahwal uttdrdytimposripo
 fby aneole
bouperfrom, el i ih a mhi t,hbly all Ro no purpos . Hehtheh relolv‘fa otiseekdsw rew y wlereby h  coora hutwithtwm stubborniladt,,oby hl weoratino swpf  inly relogn ti hlady-ygve. Hehaeft tyeieomer, v mind Ro dohhis
Hotmoft,Ro perfromdy h
seem inly imposripo
  asa,iegedasp ace
Ncendrda

.
ro.kytdecliv tycnds
aeloveureav frhai hegeker w efO t,igcouTageitim
 fanNow Kuno nopSaynopts hmsuieboth cofpsr agris ll rpminesutegedarrivi alaeerh thcranl rheesummonedlhed tv
TseererTye kndahtrexplaineday h
nsduy 
no
tets askkent weserdesiresgRo breut er
f an, b01  aehtv
Tseerodecls eo b arerallihiseminers, wo
khishdayhagrindaht,dcoora nleimake  henroadway
wp  insmanysmhi ts.
HerDism ystutKuno aeft h thcranl ragriwan ereominaoTaidens rinr‘st, erof‘n b ai y trbrswi hp
Tturbe
icohtol an. Ndahtreas 
dusky seouowsoel r.
 ah
folvsgu,hagritetsperplex‘frlh fspcurs
sgRw ttbsthiate Lordrno.
Falkenftsinrasp acf.acsdrhisew yctyrrch sthi
ut ergeat y.ererSu
 enly an oldlc n os
serange
agriwpra afpsareoc  teoodhtn h thpa y.erKuno reron. lknewnndmroby antearth-spirit,ron Ths
tmos imyrd r ousmagutrfi nsrofl
le tressuy  enop


soil wlosarrejealousunop


incurs on
eop ankiot
inaoTsyeirsdocain.
Her“Kuno nopSayn,” hehstLoop“dohyou desorefto hutwithtwm Lordrno.
Falkenftsinragriwpncnds
aeesseousrdan
sai?”
HerAl
heoahdstartle
saged
f antaba.kubytsye serange
annsrition, Kuno.
h wtkenedaesgurlyhioTitmnwords aleshgw in aehal iur nosescapehf pot aechd“lemmahtn ent weserfoonsghdmest
. fan“Acsuy dlyhI do,” hehrepeiei, “beganrwrdohyou propos dIisheoratitccemedioo it?”
Her“Ceasudttrperescut

me
agrimymbrey rtn, Kuno,eagriweishdllshelpren   o.
reanizukyourrwr las,”oss. 
hwnreper.
Her“Perescut

you!” exclaimet,Kuno. “Inswarermann5rydohI arrubl ren  at
all, serange
br in?”
Her“Yn  havet penedhupmais ll rpmine
tesoursdocain,” stLore acearth-spirit,er“egedaspen r o
kueteboth  oaiindCagedaftetnlon nsdhavetbegaarly l
epprotunityhfor repore. Haw, I
asahen , c n
weislumb
T wlerdyourrm‘n bkeepts wca in on 


partit one hopturrhouse wp   tetir,pick ?” fan“Wlre,tsyen, wooranen  have,,mymworthylf ietd?”
asas  Kuno,escarcelyerable eon uppres eassmilelaertt twr tf tdwaytinr-iire 


geamm mado-his
Hcemedaint.
“Tell me, I
pray en , nrwrI c n
apoig ren .” fan“Byiinstructiishyourrminerscttrwork ieh

e mine
dur in 


houss os.
 oaiindConly,” repeieiebaeigeamm.
“Byiso  o in I
agrimymbroth  d will.
ebtti, Rw tres 
weisormu werequirge”
Her“It shdllsbreaspen rsay,” stLorKuno; “youdhavetmymword f.a it,rgooderf ietde”
Her“Inr aytrease,” stLore acearth-spirit,p“ssdshdllsen istgen  ieh
ven. Go
bouaw tcranl rhs
Falkenftsinraftet damnmto-moreats oaiind,hagriyoudshdll
wp nhmsdy h
resulttnopourrf ietdship rothgryt
tud
.”
HerNsxt
 oaiind tme
sun ead scarcely riseniwlerdKuno saddl d eis stmeutrot.
hie  ndm bou


hedahtc hs
FalkenftsinerTye geamm ead keptlndmnword.erTyerg, rbovehasp iehf pn 
ofthim,tc Obdhelfrarsidepana lg ey roadway
lese in bouaw tcranl -getr f pot aea
herrch fatewbelow. Wp  hjoy in
h s
hearti h
setsspursouo hisehorsehagrida hedrupl

e steeptb01 smor  
accliv ty. Atr
h tgetr t te cwu tereom


oldlLordrnopFalkenftsinoege
h s
dan
sai,hwlosead aeantapprisetenop


mi acleh
lrernof nofpened
ana hadncw rehutaaoTviewey h
neweroadwayerTye kndahtrnopSaynorflat‘d nis
Hadvs aude wp   tetsearth-spirit,pupoe -iire 


LordrnopFalkenftsinottlderh m nrwra tsrribl othut erstromdm inle  wp   unearthle elis .Tnourrageo b arrch o01  aehndaht. Terrnfieo,s

agedhi hdan
sai ead spshhTtye
htuss osedwtknes  in prayenwtu thl wp   tetsapprnach osedwmnmsw reos
tt tiserviebys
nof plucaedruplcouTageiagedvs audedlf.a, , wlerd

nwet erfunmaal iur upl

e sid 
nop


mou taihpmet tmeirhstartle
sgaz .
HerKuno rnd ti hlady-ygvewnsrredule unit5
. It eed,uso 
errnfieoass. 
hwtioldllord bytsye supernaeuralhm nifestationsunop


drtadf tdndahtrh Ohad
ju hhpemsesgtyrrch sthrerhloealeincapable of
fur y trresisteoc  tot

.
wr lasunop


en si peopl . Thwnwet erfuneroaduissstill Ro bresehn,mrot.
i  marvelledraeipyralloshohpemssthrerway.
HerOsric 


L on
erO y trtants besicdst ah
forego in wave  heir,scshetltLorins,w

cranl  bnopFalkenftsin,hnleable rmhiipimemfbr inl aealegssp nopOsric 


L onw
mmbodieohie y h
inls mind teirc b l ad f pot aeapentos
Monk Lewr : fan     Swif 
rof  e acar le’ hbil ttm,tagriwater 

 edains,an     Wnar  FalkenftsinrCranl ’s
majusthcrrecainsan     Their, ts -cov r5
tturr‘tssstill rtar:an     Oftplov‘sr
h tge st wolf ’midst
 aehruinsa olprnwl,an     Wnat rimtif pot aeabaly lmfstsiptursre aclon Thwlan     HssOedaint Tie y h
pan ig er’eseas.
Her     Nlolhimas reloonsgRhrrch sthi
vaulhsunopyethedll
     Theisoimhnop


minstrelunen
imir, ahs

hwnb l ;
     Thos dplessuy  hforie fssarrefled:
     Theree wshdwe,lst aeabaliwp  hy thldaht-shutiind brood,
     Theree mmunsmagrivulhuy  h wshclamouotforifood,
     Agriall i hdark, silshhopagridrtad!
Her     Ha!  ostfsvoudelesse ,ibytsye moon’si
remblhsi llahter     Dirgce in h s
ftsps,iwlereOadveoc e acknlaht,er     Hi heyihbin wp   l igeanc oagedf  e?er     ’Ti hOsric 


L on h s
nepheshwlosleses,
     Agriswif 
upl

e c acklisi olthteaireaselprnceeds,
     Gaihsdtlehedllopagriqui.kuclrs sr
h tge  .anan     Nlweroonsghdm
en si Carloc n, eas vsi hi heyis,
     Survey. 
hwnoad scshetsr  kdism y egedourprise,
     Agrif artstealsdy h
rrs Tfing eds
cheeks.
H     Hi hspirit hforsakertim,tci hcouTageii hf ttn;
     Theicond nopSir,Osric 
e clsspshtn h thttn,
     Agriwed thhislvoic Tfaltersp actpsaks.anan     “D artuncle,”r

murmurs,p“slytlig erhwert re?er     ’Ti hlate,hagritetseichamblosp rg damptegedari
drtar,
     Kehneb ttmgRhrrch sthi
ruinsa he blast!an     Oh!Tlettudnewaytand nuotjourneyrpursuh:
     Fai  Blumshblog’siCranl rwill ris To lnuotview,
     Soanhs. Falkenftsinrinr‘st brepemses.anan     “Why
rof  e u. yourheyib l s? w
ytglar ett ytsoiwpra?an     Oh!Tchicdsnleimyhwoaknes , nor finwn, 
hrera chvld
     Sseora viewey hsehapartmfstsisr  kdrese;
     Fords wsh areroullioet have Irheard f potmyhnurs
,
     Thereestill on 

 thcranl rhconrest‘fra curs
,
     Sin. linnocshhTbloodhnar  wal shes.anan     “ShehstLoopsoo,tbad spirit , rothghostsiall inientte,an     Hsseruse
isohresgrt as ft,t eat,Ri reoopnlaht,er     Nordvanloohtill breakisi ofaday;
     Agristill att heir,co  in  s
heard ft,t eepe
onean     OfOawp ll lhudTegedawoul--hark! hark! ’twysOawgroan!an     Goodhuncle, oh!Tlettudneway!”
Her     “Peace,iserpshh!” e u. Osric 


L on repeies,an     Wnd thrageiagedmal“gnityrgled htn h theyis;
     “T
ytjourneyrana life nar  mus tclrs :
     Thyhcranl ’srprou
tturr‘tssel mgrgdshdltfsvoudse ;er     No mgrgdbetwixt
Blumshblog’silordship rothme
     Ssdltfsvoudstond, egedmyhgreytnes  opies .anan     “Mytbr teen l ierbrea  lesston Pantsn
le’ hedains,an     Anphi eoron. lremovstutuo hisenapo
 docainsan     My riahtrean nlirivalioeny:
     Then, seriplind,hprepar To lmyidagmerntoableed;er     No succourh s
near, egedy y fr eii hdocreed,
     Commege 

  totJesusmagridie!”
Her     T u. sayhisuthesseiz sh he boy bytsye arm,an     Wnrs Tg res
rhgessthi
vaulh‘d nall’onroofwewld thalarm
H     Hi hheartieopallrfort
tud

robs;
     Hi hlimbs s ikdp noa, andm;idistracteidsr  kf ars,an     HsTfall. atswi huncle’ hfsetutbr y s ehiotwp   t ars,an     Anph“Spar Tme! oh,utpare me!” hehsobs.anan     801 vainly 


miscresnerhlo
ries yosafpsase;
     Agrivainly 
e cli asiie desmai iroonsghdseknees,
     Agrisu   ih softaaccent hfor life;
     Unmovstebrswi hsoreatwtu movstebrswi hprayenw
     Fierce,Osric 
s. 
wr the nds
condoin tieshair,
     Agriadme etswi hbosng acknlfe.anan     801 hr ett hstmelmbluswesisr  kblood, serange
aoT,ell!an     Self-strlck, do sh he 
ongu 
nop


hnls m-tonedlbell
     Theipresonc
unopmidndahtrdecls e:
     Agriwld thwp  hamazemehhTni heai  bristnts ndg ,an     Hsars Osric alvoic , lhudTegedtsrribl , esewer     In soege hheart-annsllind,h“Forbear!”
Her     Seralaht curs
spagrishriekmgRhrrch sthi
chamblohreloons,
     Shriekmgm inle  wp   lan
ter;d

nwall. shdke aroons;
     Theigroan inlronop

rtaaens yosf l ;
     LhudTbellawsh he 
hut er, blue llahtni asistill flash;
     Theieasemfstsitt ytclattes; chains rr tnt; doosspclssh,
     Agriflame hspreat,Rh ithwav‘sr
hrrch sthi
nall.
Her     T ehclamouotin.resse
uty h
protalsdexpagr!an     O’er 

 eav‘me t’ hbla.kumarble naw
 u hesOawprot.
     OfOdemons,eall droppi ahwp  hgorewer     In vi agetsoig rm,dasphsosmhistrousoi, hmlaht,er     Teas Carloc n scresm
utas 

yhburst on h s
slaht,er     Agris ikmnwp  hutasens roe y h
iloos.
Her     Nlthso
h thfelliuncle:--hreseh. 
haer



hrrnd
     Impe,s, wpralyhshriekind,hahfema thalrnd,
     Agriwef  e acsad spsctrg eeps wss!er     T ehdemonshwp  hcurs
spaerhstepshhnwtrf hurge;
     H rhsheoraers,rsr  kentpmnf.ammd nopserpshhs, 
hwy scourge,
     Agrifastlf ooth stwoege h he bloodhf tts.anan     “Oh!Te lco r!” shepcev t,degedherlvoic Tspoke desmai ;an     “Oh!Te lco r,pSir,Osric,h he 
ormfstsitowshs e,.
     OfO-iire 

ou hashTmado- re


prey.
H     Twe,vety ars have Irlanguiood hthyhco  in eon ee;
     Ulrpraa,hwlospasiood hdiooonoudedlbytsyeeer     Nlw
calls 

  totanguiooneway!anan     “Thyhpen ioneon. lsa e
,asyyeygveop ed rehaee;
     Thy
condogave  hekdran
shtiire cohs“gnedime yosf te,an     Nord

eoahtiIadoa, alurkeohie y h
bowl:
     Unfitaford


grave,,teaineiewp  hlustutswelledrwp  hprido,
     Unbles hewtu ablolv‘fwtu repenthis, Iidied,
     Agridemonshteralaht seizud o lmyitoul.anan     “Thou com’st,hagriwp  heransprot Iifeelimymbreastlswell:
     Full lhin wave I sutfereed he 
ormfstsiofthef ,
     Agrinaw
shdllsit hplessuy  hbe mine!an     See,isee, naw y h
iietdsp rg r

iTstaford

y blood!
H     Twe,vety ars has
myipane in heartifvenhood hth ithfood.
H     Co r,pwretch, let tmem feas rupoe y ine!”
Her     ShehstLoopagritetsdemonshtetir,preycflockudleroons;
     Theyida hedrtim,twp  hhoo ibl oyeal,ron 


groons,
     Agribloodhdos lhi hlimbs trickledrfast;
     Hi heyierf pot aeirhsockutsisr  kfusedy wy ttre;
     Theyifedeonrhisee tr ils,eall reea in wp  hgorewer     AnsghdseheartiwysOUlrpraa’onrepent.anan     801  wsh ah
grey cock ttldl

e co  in ofaday!er     T ehiietdspwp   tetir,victimtteralaht vanlooe
iiwayuer     AnsgCarloc n’sehearti hrrbbe  again;
     Wiao ser by recaf  inyet,t eedsunop


nlaht,er     Hh
rrs opagrifing Falkenftsinrspsed in h s
fllaht,er     Soanhreachedhh thpa ernalsdocain.
Her     Sin. lthen, allosp  hhoo ar thi
ruinsabehol ;er     No shepherd,tsyeoahdstrayecrbreaelambTfing eds
folt,an     Nosmhth r,p
heoahdlost brewfspchild,
     Thekfugie vehdareshneg aeseichamblospeon eek,an     Wnar  iietdspndahtlyhrel lopagriguiltyrghostsishrieker     In accent hmoft,fearfun
agriwpra!anan     Oh!Tshut tmem, ye pilg rms!p
heoahdlr eib ett hhtur,
     Theoahdloud nrw  e ac
empest,hagrifastlfdf  e acshteh ;an     Fing FalkenftsinrCranl rbegone!an     Thereestill  aeirhsad aanquetlnmll’onden zenswshs e;an     ThereeOsric 


L on still rav‘srie desmai :
     Brea  reaeprayenif.a wi itoul, en
ipasston!
Her eepCetferonc
unop  reDead
erAalegssp noplaterodate R
anrmoft,oop

nRlinelaged
fles, b01 stlf 
os
sstficgo tOintenestO t,msrit ieclus anhsmhiipimes opissthrerwiire
aetachrs bouaw tpalaceeoopBibarire.pBibarire l ieron 


riahtrbank
ofr
mefrollow nlei fsedfartfing Mainz,sagriit hpalacetwa.abuiltoaer

erbigteniimhnop


mlahteo th cs audyrbytGeorge Augustus,rDukenho Nen au. fanTye legssp stetrssthrernleiygimiaftet 


mrect
acsos


palacetaerDuchrssnho Nen auidied

 hweegedlaytinrstetr as
blyitdmedherlrn k ie a
ronm l sgisr  kbla.kuve,vetrana liahtediwp   tetsglimmlohnf manys apere.
HerOutsicdsieh

e greytshall apcapaaih agedforty-nine
mecsos


Duke’etibodygutrf keptlwsdchdavas thi
chamblohofadoa, .
HerItiwysOmidndaht. Thwncapaaih os


gutrf,hwoarysep  hndssvigil, had
gonleetr aeadoaraos


palacetforda broa, aeopai 
dJus tasre aclast.
strok 
nop


hnursdie
iiwaytc Obdhelfrtetsapprnach oseaachariot, erawnerbyitix m gnificshhTcoal-bla.kuhorses, wed wuhuo hiseamazemehh, erewrup bbly  ha aetpalace. Adlady,sveile
sagedcla
 inrentte, aliahtediagedma wmaa. 
heoahdshesweora ign r y h
buil
his. 801  aehcapaaih barreed he way
agedchalliggsdhe acbolthietruder. fan“Wlosarreen ,” hehstLohsternly, “wlos ehk 
o ign r y h
palacetatr
his
Hhnur? My ordersp rg ioTleernlnrepemse”
Her“Ioss. firstlladyhhs

hwnbedchamblohto hurdlr eiDuchrss,” repeiei.
 ah
ladyhie colt,simper ouse
ones; “

 hy  haIrdemauc 


riahtros.
e tr icee”
HerAspshesspok 
shesfluei asidohherlveilopagritetscapaaih,iinstantly.
recogniz in was,rpenmitdmedherl
o ign r y h
palacetwp  hutafur y terh ndr icee fan“Wlrehean sheseanerhlretatr
his,Ri reoopnlaht?” hehstLohtohhis
Heieutenast,iwlenr,w

lady
haf pemsesginaoTsye doa, -chamblo. fan“Wlosean say?” repeieiebaeieieutenast. “Unles , per w ice,”r

mused,
“ssdnsrreioTlook.”
Her eepcapaaih sooka


hist,icreptlsoftlyhaoTsye keyhol , egedappeieiend 
eyeTsyer to. “Ha!” hehstLoopshrink in ba.kuinhamazemehhTegedtsrrbyutege bblckonhishsoswi heieutenast. “In Sat n’send r w
attcavewnsrt re?”
Her eepeieutenastrhasten‘th
oi ai
chamblohdoar,roullioehalarmaege
cusnos ty. Pute in h theyihaoTsye keyhol , hg rlso ejacula e
,asvene tipale,hagritrembl5
. Onthby oneee acsol ier
ioop

ngutrf fnls me hth it
officsrs’ exa ple,nlike tmem sohretreytswp  hexclamationsunophoo ar. Agrcharly lewet er;aford

y per erv‘frft,t eat,Duchrssns te in up i, bed,
mov inswfsppa thltpmna. 
heoahdie conv rsation, wedl5abrswfspsido teood.
 ah
ladyhhs

hwnbedchamblo,ppa thal she,sagedcla
 inrgrave-cll1hes. For ba,Ri re

nghastlyeconv rsationecone iuhe,hnlnwords br inlaudibl oto

le tsrrby-strickerdgutrf; b01 f pot i re
o 
i rea
hnls m soegehreached


m,nlike tme
murmurhofadisteot 
hut er. Aerd us, sthi
visitby emergeo bf pot aeachamblo,pagehreevene raoTh stwaithisTcoare.pDuty, raty trR
an
incli ation, apoig iebaeig l ahhucapaaih so
condohsr iebouwfspcwtevsgu,
e crtwis,Rasahhe perfromedrwp  hprais worthylpolitenes , 
heoahdhis
Hheartisa kTwp  insndmnat tyeieouch osehsr icyffi gers,rrnd ti h
ongu .
refuse
isohreevenctetsa ieuswfsppa thltpmnuttdre
. Wp  harflouo,ooros.
entpmn aeachariot set hff. Sparks
flewif pot aeahoof enop


horses,.
smok 
agriflamehburst f pot aeirhnostrilsutegedoure wal  aeirhspsed 
hae
Hih a mhmfst
ehmy -mr eloft,Ro sdaht. Thwncapaaih,fsorely puzzledlbytsye
evfstsioft


nlaht,hreevene raoThi  men,hwlos-mr emu
 le raogetwmr at



mntenop


hall fur y st f pot ae doa, -chamblo. fanOnr


moreat,ihr ett hgutrf nof nodt i re
o infromdy h
Dukenho imes .
strange
nofpeni as,
newsdreachedhy h
palacet
haer


firstlladyhhs

hw bbldchamblohhadnd“edeonr


prev ousenlahtirt
ewe,veto’clock. Iioss.ersuppos th
haefsoreatsf.a wr,  istres ehadncause
iheradoa, .
HerEppftsin fanOop


cranl hhs
Eppftsin, -wrs Truinsastill rtcain ih a valliyhhs

hw bTaunuseMou taihs, nor, aeopBibarire,d aeainls mind cusnous storyhis
Httld.ererSir,Eppo,da bravehasp chivalrous knlaht--egedaewealhoy onleetrbootu.
asTns enhisesucces osspnopEppftsinsf.a manysgsserations--wal oni
dwy
Hhu thishie y h
inr‘st, wlerdhwnp ed reseparyeedTfing eds
attegeastsiaot.
lostrhisew y. In 


heytsnop


chaselhi hsens ros
direct
acshadnfailheerh mopagriteon
 h ,sfut ediwi hbugo
 loudTegedlhiipimer  wal nlireper.
HerTirets utirt
d us, ssr  kean er in h teensasphi itoai, h

res e
ihdmest
Hih a plessahhuglasu,hagriwal surprise
sagedcharme raoTh artenwoc n’s
voic Tsiimi ale
mouaifun melodyhie soft,dcl art
ones. Iioss. a she terdeliahtieonSir,EppoeioTlisten aoTaivoic Tos
ssre exquiottetpusity, yet
Hadmi ationtwa.ano1  aehtnly feelisi it rouse
iinTh s
breas . Thereess.erainatreoopsadnes  egedappsalaieh

e soinutegedwhrerwereeknlahthoodhworth
Hif
itTh e edino1  aehvoic Tos
fai  ladyhie distres ?nSir,Eppoesprang aoerh thfsetutforgete in h thos lpldahtaieh

e ardaurhofachivalryutegedoet
Hhsfrneg aeaeirect
acsfing whi wesaehvoic T eemet,Ro cw  . Thwnwayess.erdifficult,degedhenhad um cutd rpen agesep  hndssswadt
syrrch sthi
dens  b aickuth
haefseparyeedTndm f pot

e si ger. Aerd us, uiguidedlbytsye
melagchole eltes, 
e arrrv‘frbly  haawgrotto, tn ent weserbdhelfraer wioentos
ssrpen iimibeessy, b01 os
soreatfun mienerWlendshessaws ae
c ndsw rekndahtrgazi alrttwmraep  hm inle  surprise egedadmi ation.
see csasuoswfspsh alegedimplore reds
ai
. Aicruel giaey,dshessaLoophad
seizud nensaspharooahtdherl
aiteen. Atr
h tmhmfst
heoss. rslmep,
b01 ee
c tp
imedherl
o a ro.kusoh
haefsh tmdahtrno1 escapee
HerHer beessy rothgryc , hgspchildlike innocshc , hgsppiseousrpldaht, mov‘f
Sir,Eppoestrangeer. Firstlpity, theh aaterhimas emot
acsdwmne
iinTh s bbreas . H T ev r5
ty trbotdspwp   aaterhk Ths
hi hkehnefalchian.
Her“Wlrehean I dol
o aLore a , gen letmaioen?” hehstLo. “Yn  havetb01  o
Hcemmrothme;ihencly     Iham hoy knlaht, Ro dohbaly laford

s.”
Her ee eamestmbluswedirer


couTteousrwords, b01 seetarft‘frhai eyis
bravelyhaoTsye championiwlr ead so unexpsct dlyhafpsare
  olprntect was.
Her“Reevencto myhcranl w”dshessaLoop“agritetrwny eoiwprtffi daaicohsocryeed
neter8risi it aiteen. If Islaytitrupoe y h
giaey
heosill brco rrasTnsak.
asTawprbe
agriwprlsbreeasily ovetcw r.”
HerEsgurlyhih

en si kndahtrnbeyedl

e co mond, egedhav in founid


nettitccere in bouaw teamest’ heirect
acs, 
e mado-dllshasteisohreeven. At.
aw  grottohhe pause
irnd ti
ihdmest
utford


strioentgvoic Tos
 ae
giaey
ceora biaheard wp  in. Presontly 


mhistey emergeoutege bdeparte
iinTsear wTos
reedsuwlerewp   toimake  rpipee No soon5rynof nechd“safpsare
  
anr aeh wioentissuhdhf pot

e grotto, rnd Sir,Eppoeed rreoutnhs
hi hcoheealmehhTegedgave has thi
cohsocryeed neterShesspok 
ahfew
wordsioftheartfe,eigryt
tud
,dagritetnscurev tewp  hy th
ressuy etot

.
top of 


mhu taih, wlereOshesknewny h
giaey
ha
 intsuceterodgo
 fanArrrv‘frrttwmradesthiation, seetaaLordos lbtefnetrana cov r5
titiwp  er ts , leav‘sutegedowset-smell inswfsbs
dWld th usaged
pntwmratasahteeergiaey
cd reDiopagritetsdamestmsmili aly ttldlndmh
haefsh tealeprepari a
aicouch wlereordhwnmdahtrtakersw rer‘ste Gryt
fieoaeehaerhsolicitud
,dhw.
stretchedhh mest
unsuspscti aly oe y h
iragrantepile.oIn a mhmfst
ehm.
eamest,nuttdr inyet,tna reos
tt  Trhiity, threwra
prot
acsos


nettiavas h mopsoh
haefh tealecw pletely envelophh.oImmedia ely 

re aros .
such loudToa, seegedlamfstationsu
haer


damestmrlnhin ser by tot

.
knlaht, wlr ead  wshco reDieth


scshe.
Her“Lettudnfly,” shessaLoop“lrs 
hed seora escapehen
ipursuhtud.”
Her801 Sir,EppoestrodihaoTsye place wlereO
he nrw his mhistey laytfstainle erin syennet,hagriwp  hanmdahtytffy   
rof edTndm avas a steeptprecipic ,erenar  hloealeinstantlyukilles.ananThe storyhetdspnofp ly, fordSir,Eppoeagritetsmaioenteenhad  hscuedrwereer wtev tesoanhsftes; and neh

e smottwlereO
hey
haf firstlmet tconrais d.
 ah
cranl hhs
Eppftsin. Iioi hstLo 
ha1he acbonasunop


giaey
m y stlf 
bresehn 

re.ananFlörsheim: ThwnShepherd KnlahtererIn 


naw
 uineiecranl unopWilshftsin, avaslook inyet,twood‘frhadahtc
ofr
mefWestric uidwe,eiSir,Bodo nopFlörsheimrrnd ti hfai  dan
saianAdelineerTye maioen’mnbeessy, no aemssthrntwmrafr y t’sewealho,
aetracteidsuiebys
in plentypf pot

e nmn abour in terhimhol s, b01  ae.
spirit noplgveoead  wt yetiiwakenedaintwmrabosng anfrllieaagriall wereerrepul hetsr  kd“AcohcerthisTcoldnes  egedpnohfferonc
opagritetyhaeft tye.
schlosrdv mind Rhaertt tlgviersAdelinehwal uttdrdytheartaems.
HerOnthday 
hwrwned re
o Sir,Bodo a en thonopplesshis mannerscege bafpsareoc ,,pichuy  quelyecla
 inr u hncdgarb, wlr blgge  
haefh tmlahterign r y h
kndaht’srservi. linr,w

capacity hs
shepherd. Theoahd

histeo b arerhloealeoopnapo
 bia, , prevenhe rbytcircumsteoc erf potrel ali a
hi hnoentity, yeteserbasuoswds
 hquestisolely onuhi  merit hasTawtsucet
ofcflocksdegedherdsutegedas Sir,Bodo founid

rerhloknewnndsrwork well
agid

rerhi hnetsloig ncetwa.abeyogriquesthon, nedgave hiot ae dosires
post. Asd i rewo tOonuSir,Bodo sawsnlireasethsohregretneds
action, for bh s
flocksdegedherds prn pasedirs 

yoead  e fssdoer bly  hweegednoneanb01 good report  reachedhh mhcoheeaiind hi hsenvcnh.anerMean i reAdelinehheard cohstaeylreferonc
s bouOttoh(a. 
hwnohepherd ss.ercalled)eboth f ooth stfr y trondohsr waithis-whmfserTye frommriprais d.
hi hnedu hry rothabilities, wedl 

hwnlattessspok 
hs
hi hc ndsw relook 
agidmelagchole ai , hi hdistinct
acsegedgood brsed inopagritetsmyrd ry.
ent wesurroonsuoswds
noentity. All  a thexcitrda

 maioen’mncusnos ty,
e crhgsppisyhws. arouse
iasTnsal,rf.a itT eemet,Rhaertt tstrangerphad
aisecretng res, wed wesw r imeshfounidvo tOin t ars wlerdhwn

eoahterh mest
unobsenves.ananAdelinehsawsndmroby 


firstlRi reoleiaftetnlon nedl 
sh tealewalki a
ins,w

cranl rgroonss. Atrsdahtrnophai he pause
ir. 
heoahdspell-boons,
agritetsmaioentbluswediut er a thearnestiscrutiny. Admhmfst
later,
Hhnwollow h

recov r5
thdmest
utana couTteouslyha.k‘frhai pardanhf.a wi 
seem in rudenems.
Her“Forgiv‘e r,pfai  lady,” stLorhe; “itT eemet,RhaerIhsawsarghostOin your
swsetpfacee”
HerAdeline, wlr ead recognized ndm f pot

e e
Ncriptionsuseenhad  h erv‘f,tinow mado-herest
s ws haoThim, rothgrycnouslyhgranted ndm penmin ione o
Hwalkewp  hy th
ouaw tcranl . Hi hatfencetwa.areatily pardanhetslerdhw bdecls eos,waeraw tcrus ros
iioss. a fagcv teresomblanc obetwehn Adeline
agriaideartsistey wlrmadoa, ahad la ely rrbbe  ndm af. EreO
hey
parte
.
 ah
en si peopl rwereealreatyt eeply
inplgveowp  holeiaghth r,pegedhad
promisetp o mset agti, oe y h
inls mind dayerTye smottwlereO
hey
haf
flrstle cwu tereomlliea teen p ed reawtrys vsi-place wlire wal daily.
hall me hbypf eshdv msmagridecls ations. fanOnroleTsuch occraioneOttohttldlnds
aeloveurthe storyhhs
hi hearlyhlife
agrirel ale raoTh stwds
noentity. Iioss. it eedea
hareatind Rale,hagr
one wlire drewra
oullimemd nopsympathypf pot

e maioen. fanOtto rnd ti hsistey--sh tewrs Tlikenes  in Adeline’ hfrce
haf first
arres e
ihds
attegtion--had aeantarooahtdupabrsafcruel stepfr y t, wlr
c tp
rtaaeurthempsohbrutally 

aerOtto ss. rerd us, sf.acsdryosflee
bouaw tcranl rhs
rntuncle, wlr  h erv‘f ndm kiotlyTegedgave himrrn.
educationtblyitdind hi hkndahtlyhstation. Adfewhy ars lateroh Ohad
reevene rho r,pyosfind ti hsisteyt eat--slaih by 


lf -
rtaamfst
ofcaerhstepfr y t, wlr,
iioss. el i saLoophadrhasten‘thheradoa, iwp  erpoison.rOtto, ovetcw rhwp  hg res, eetf pn ‘thheramurderhow h
apsedebus .
onuhi  headopagridemaucet ti hshs e os


prop
TtyerTye onlyhanswsress.eraisneer, egedy h
en th, maddeneiewp  hg res
egedpnohgiation, drewrwi 
swadt
en
ipluei5
titiinTh s

ormfstor’seheart. Admhmfst
later hehstw.
 ah
probable cohsoquenc
s hs
hi hc ssy rction, coheealedhh mest
in.
 ah
woods,dagritetncly     p ed reawfugie ve,hreneosc tpel i brswi howneruncle, and npoig iebo rtcain ih hidhishie orderl
o iscapehcertaie dea, 
aeraw tconds of 


murderhe c n’sekiotr5
. It a inrtuiate mhmfst
heohad
chasc tp o reachpFlörsheim, wlere,oin tiesshepherd’seguio , hg judgheerh mest
escure.ananAdeline,  eeply
movstebrs


Rale,hseoahtieonpuehaerhsympathypilhteeerpracticyl promrhs
rdvi. .
Her“D artOtto,” shessaLoop“lrttudngocto myhfr y trondotellihimrrll. W  mus chd“spsdchdantembassyhaoTyourhunclepilhThur inen,heon ee wlethai heer we eltscohsenhl
o a divisiacsos


prop
TtyerTakercouTage,hagriyour
riahtfun iesttiacs we yetebreassuy de”
HerSo
iioss. arrangeos,waeroe y h
inls mind dayrtt tlgvirsesheoras ehk Sit
Bodo agedask eid advi. linr,w

mattes. 801 alas!ihr ett isOedans
ceora
brecarrieoaoutnBodo h mest
esnt f.a wi idan
sai
egedpnfromedry trR
at
Hhg hadncwrs n e
husbagedfor was,rSir,Siegeb
Tt,daewealhoy egednobl
.
knlaht, ju hhreevene rf potPantsn
le.
HerIn vainsAdelinehweptlegedimplore 
dHssOfr y trremaineieadamahhopagr
aerdas 
lostrhise
empertana confin‘thherawp  insstrict boonsshtill sye.
sheorascohsenhl
o ,w

matevsgu. Sir,Siegeb
Tttwa.abut
lf pplessheerwp  hy thpa thcheekspegedhaggard eyiere crhgspobv ousedistesteif.a wi 
socv ty;tegedoer inl ais,dBodo wysOmwre R
anre fspwr teutegedowwre Rotisenedherl
o a nunnery tffsaeaeid  wt greeehaerhlh fspwp  hanbettssOfr. .
HerDaytaftet dayrOtto ssitlf atl
le trys vsi-place, yetesisemistres eeidtino safpsar, nor eid shessenedhimrrnyimen sgu. Heoss. filledrwp  hanguioo
aeraw ty eoahtiehaery troroentgvowsTns enforgotteg,hagriwan ereom

rooah.
 ah
woodsnlike oni
distrauaht, seea in solac oagedfpnohishnone. At.
d us, snewsdreachedhndmh
haefonr


moreatlnds
aeloveurwal  onwhe wp  ery h
kndaht,Siegeb
Tt,dand ti hlastishrets thhrpe vanlooe
. Hesmado-his
Hw ycttra brrdge wlereOhg hadnoften wsdchrdaf.a Adeline’ hco  inopagr
wp  hanprayenifluei c mest
insos
he eurbLohstresmdp noa, .anerMeanwed thtwm osc sshis crueltycttrwlire Adelinehhad aeantsubjsct dOhad
reducmedherl
o a stetr os
errnfieoasubmin ionopsoh
hae,escarce
s wsi a
whaefsh tdid,ushescohsenhe rtolwhe Siegeb
Tt. Aerd us, sall ws. it.
readines  oby 


ceremony;d

nbe,lstns enriimi alga ly, y h
ieas rss.erspreat, egedy h
bridoharrayecrpntwmraee
 ind drems. Unsehn shesslifpsereoutnbrsafarly leposternigetr agedma wohsr wayiqui.klyhaoTsye hutrnophai.
seepherd. Alas!iit teoodhemply. In desmai ishesrlnhh teensasphi itoai,ercallind hi hna reih agguiood haccent . Su
 enly shesesmv tesome.
seepherdsee deavour in Ro drawesw r whis outnhs
 ah
wates. Aaterange
instincthttldln r y h
tru, uteged seicreptlclrs th
ouaw tarly legroop.erOnthglanc osstfice rtolsnrwrn trR
at
iioss. aerhlh fs’ hcorpse wlire wal
brind Ra antashgree No nee rtolask erwrn 
haf pasiood , oy wly! Wp  ha
wprascryhshesfluei c  est
insos
he stresmdwlereOOtto haf metesisedea, ,
agriwal spsed ly ovetwhelmes.ananThe bridyl partyhseoahtindg Tegedlhw oby 


brido, b01 seetwa.anowlere
boubresehn.dBodo lhudlyhvenhe rhi hnedhgiation etswi hdan
sai’s.
rebe,l ousnes , b01 eil angerpealechangeos,o
mouai in wlenr,w

body
ofr
mefdinwnedsmaioentealewaood hashgre
ahfewheays
latererToodlr eiheerrepented ndm hs
hi hrash
inlsy. All ti hlamfstationsucoora nleires ore
poaraAdelinehioTlifu. Heocause
itt tlgvirseboubreburieoa
ogetwmr,hagrerspfst
ehm remaindlohofawi hday  in prayen
en
ipenit5icee fanFrn kinrt fanFrn kinrt,uaw tcranl rhs
aw tFrn ksw -al,
iioi hstLo,hfounistebr
Chs lem gnelaertt tRi reooptt ttv
Ttheatlos


pagan Saxacs, ent wess.eralreatytaeantrecorfe
iinr,w

Soimhnop


Saxacs. HsserChs lem gne
wal le
sacrosrd


Rlinenbrsdeer, iscap in wp  heil armypf potcertaieerslan
teroaeraw tconds of 


savageitorfe wlr seoahtieonambus andm.erO y trpichuy  que stor ierclusterorounid


city, the brso of ent weare
b h
inls mind.ananThe PoarelohofaFrn kinrt fanIn 


city hs
Frn kinrt-on-

-Maindstond. a f ve-pointeo eomer, egedin.
 ah
midst
noponenho imes  pointsoi ha vanescohtaln in nine
roonsgholes,.
from inyet,tfiguy e9erTye oriaih os

 s
figuy ei hasTinls m : fanA nleosnous poarelohlaytinrtt tRomericohtemne raoTdoa, ioby numerousmaatfences against
 aehstriinentrgame-lawsoefs
he cwu try
dHseewait‘frhi erig
iinTsilonc
opagrisrermoodile unobsenvantnhs
 ah
briahtrray  os
tt tisun ent wepoudedliebouwi hcef  e rrch sthi
gryeed wpnoow.rOthers,reeerpon ereo,tns enbaskhishie y h
joyous ldahtaoutsicdsyon erhie y h
 fsoant
summenifiel s, wed s 
he, wlr el i now fe,ei


nars Ttiahten
roons.
hi hneck, ealepluei5
tinTsemi-dwtknes . W llopasedwtknes  wal  onbe.
hi helemehh, h tmlahtiasTnsalimake presonttud ros
iiof.a itl spscialerpurpos --
o aLorslmep;sesmsciallyha. slmepsweora removssndmroby 


Ri r
brind f potgloomyecon
emplation uietheid apprnachind etde
HerAsphessleptle plessahhusmilelsooka


placeeoop aehsomb enexpres ion.
naeuralhbouwi hwakisi mhmfsts. 801 oh aatu
 enphesstarte
iinTwi 
slumb
T,igryt
nd hi hteeeh, ti hfacet
ransfromedrwp  hv olenthrage.
Her“Ha,hv llaih, threrwasTawtrap,”r

muttdre
,hbly almoft,immedia ely his
Hceu tenan. lresumeurthe saf expres ion ent wessd la ely brco rrlabitual
bouit. In 


couTsehgosa fewhmhmfsts, nawollow 

 s
gave w ycttra look
ofrrelolut
acsegedcohsciousustreus, uianfrll i ih slmepshehafpsare
  o
c vesmado-upesisemindiutalterably
uiethsamm mattssOoopimprotaicee fanAtr
his,joscaude 
he eurnkey ign redl

e c llopaccemeanistebrs
wo
officials,ron Ths
wlrmareat,Rodhimrr min ivtif pot ars Tih au
herity.
ent westa fo tarere petit onsf.a mercy ent weserhaf mado-coora nleibe.
ign reainei, egedy aefh tmu hhsutferl

e extremeapenalsy hs
tt tlaw.
Her“Ioprotes  against
such assenheice,”rcrieiebaeipoarelo, “fbyutefsaiandllopI havet nlyukillest ars Tan mals wlire ws engiv‘ntudnbytGodaf.a our
co mon ure. Wooranen  f.afeithtwm life gosa c n p edus ic Oha. slailhteeerbeas shofachase?”
Her“Teas i.ano1  aehtnly chargeiagainst
en ,” r torte
ionenho ime officials
c rshsy. “Yn r,co rado
utas nsalia. 
hwnoonoudable Cemeany hs
Fnr‘sters,anaccus ien  of br inlinpleagu 
wp   tetsenemyhnf mankind, egedos.
prncur in fing edmdcharme rbullets.”
Her ee poarelohlan
ed. “Is i.afalse,”r

cev t,d“Tyeysarrejealousup edus anIham such asgood shgt. Provido- rewp  hangunragriwp  hpowden
en
ishgterblhmsuiebyhanpriest,hagriIiwprlsut er
f aieonplacet
hrrch sthi
van 
no
te s

omerinine
shgts wlire shdllsfromdy h
figuy e9e”
Her“Suchdantepprotunityhshdllsbreafy  fe
ien ,” stLoronenho ime officials,erenooead  wt aspeetsspoken. “Is weora bialnhinju hncdsnleitongiv‘een .
such aachanc
opesmsciallyha., tffyou arresucces ful, yeoiwprl removssteeermoft,odnous poot
acsos


chargeiagainst
en .”
Her ee newsdos


poarelo’sdchalliggshspreat,qui.klyhahrrch sFrn kinrt,
agrill i b h
inr‘sters wlr ead giv‘ntevidonc oagainst
edmdws enso
impress th
haef
hey
f.acsdryh ithway
insos
he ceu cil egedinsis fo tare,.
sheorashe bresucces ful, apf ee pardanhsheorasbehgranted RodhimerTo 
his
H
he ceu cil egreed, agedanhinRi at
acsos


dscisiontwa.aconv ye
  o



poarelo. 801 heoss. rssuy drR
at
ioponenbullet min eriit hmwtkreeerweora certaielyhdieerTo 
hisshehagreed, agedthe succeed in dayess.
fixet bfordy h
trial nopskill. Aerantearly hn r,the squar oin whi wesaeh
omer
wal tituat‘f wal  arhimaiebyhan,immens rcrowd. Thwnwa,lstos


city, os.
ent wesaeh
omerrwasTawpart,tns en arhimaiebyhmemblosphs
aw tFnr‘sters’
Guil
. Soanh


prisonerrwasTledlf.a, , agriwal publiclyhadmoniood hbyhaermonksnleiton
empttGodaifawi hskill
ha
 i shoriaih ie diabolichagegcv s. fButaaoTdllsssre exhrotationsu
he poarelohrepeiei: “F artnot, I will.
wrttetmyhanswsreuiethyon erheomer.”
Her ee mastssOoopaw tFnr‘sters’ Guil
 loadrda

ngunragrihaucet it RodhimeanAmidst
at eepesilonc
shehaimet,aeraw tvan 
agedfpr‘ferTye shgthfouniditc
mwtk. OnceOmwre  h
fir‘ferAgti, Rw tvan 
swuinlround, agedan teen hole bafpsareritetrwinerTye crowdhvenhe rit hfeelisidnbytloud nuzzahs. Ndle
bimeshdLorhe
fir‘weegedninehiimeshdLor ah
bullet hiioit hmwtk. Agrchasre aclast
bullet sang ahrrch sthi
wea  rr-cock t h
figuy e9cshtehd
clearly tetrwin,hagritetspoarelo, sink in bouwi hknees, baresghdsehead
ana gave  hn ks f.a wi ilife bouGod. All  a
 hweelso, baresgtwmisihead 
agidaccemeanisteedmdinTh s

hn ksgivi a.ananThrernlaht, loadrdawp  hgifts, 
e quitdmedFrn kinrt,u e fsmwre Rotireeven. 801  aehvan 
nnrtt tRomerirecains  a
 hh
ouawi hdayhasTawwp nhms
ofcai hpromesspwp   tetdlhiiprifle.ananThe Knavet f Bergen
Her eepcity hs
Frn kinrtoealeon. lthe scshetgosa greytscoroiation festival,.
dur in 


couTsehgosent weanb l masquéoealegiv‘ntbrs


KindCagedQue‘n b tra brrlliaey
emsembly
ofcaigh-bornila ies egednobl
serTye kndahtscege bprinces i, Rw ithfancyecostumeshns enhardlyhlesspr‘splendfst
ehalhteeerla ies i, Rw ithjensassaspharocadrdasilks,dagritet masks 

yoall wore
addeth
oi ai
excitrmehhTegedgav tyeoop aehscshe. It af  e acga  rri a
tmer  wal b01 onehsomb enelte--acknlahtdie coal-bla.kuarmtur,
visore ,
ofcgreytssta uy een
ista ely ihpmotion. Hi hgryc fun mienewethteeeradmi ationths
tt tla ies egedtetsenvyeoop aehg l ahhs,dagritet questhon
ofcai hnoentityhexcitrdamu wesmsculation.ananWp  hcouTtle ai itet Bla.kuKnlahtirpprnachrda

nQue‘n,hknelt bly  h
Hhgr, egedblgge  
haefshesweora deogn boubreh thpartnerhie y h
daicee fT

charm hs
hi hvoic Tagritet modestpeetsdhginfieoamann5rytn ent wese.
prntfereedwds
 hquestisoieouchrda

nQue‘n 
haefshessteppseddos lfing



dais egedjoine
iinr,w

wa,tz. Ne fspead she
s ws ha
daicespwp  hachar
terostep orda mwre deliahtfun gifthofaconv rsationerWlend
haefdaice
wal h fspshehgranted ndm an teen agriyetranhth r,p
ill  ae cemeany bblca re fsedcusnous bous wshwlr  aehg l ahhcknlahtdmlahtib 
nnrwlrmateeerQue‘n brso me hh stfrvtursrwp  hsuch aalav,oorhauc. Aerdasertt tRi rercamlaford

nguestsitowunmasa,iegedy h
daicers mado-y hmestv‘srs ws hao
lliea teen--wp  holeiexception, R
at
isutford


Bla.kuKnlahtirefuse
 b trarfthndssvisorerTye KindCagedQue‘n, nawollow shs eth
oi ai
oulliteeercusnos tyeoop aei iguestsias bouaw tnoentityhoop aei istrange
guest,hagrer

yoco mondedhndmh
owuncavas h  hface, wlereDieth


knlahtdrais d his
Hvisor, 
heoahdwp  hsw rer‘luctaicee Ne teens


roy l hostsinby any
no
teepnapo
 guestsirecognized ndm,hbly admhmfst
later two officials os
tt tiCouTtOadveoc dTegedtouaw taseonioomehhTegednedhgiation efs
he cwmeany bdecls eos,waeraw tstrangerpwal nlioty trR
ani ai
exscutionerr f Bergen!anThe Kind’sewratyoknewnno boonss. Heoco mondedh,waeraw tknavetsheorasbe
seizud en
iputraoTdoa, iimmedia elyerTo 
hinkdy aefh tead als me hth erQue‘n aoTdan. lwp  hanco mon exscutioner!rTye bar oidoa ws. ittoledable!
Her eepknavetfellihumbly
onuwi hkneesrbly  haai hnryeehswv r5hgi.
Her“Ioa.k wsledgetmyhcri r,psire,” hehstLoop“bly yourhMajustytmu hhbseeware
b aefll i myidoa, iwoora nleibe
sstficgo tOtolwiprehutamyidisgryc , agrer

idisgryc rnophai Majusty, wlr easTdan. drwp  han exscutioner. There.
i  onenhthsr wayi
o iffacetmyhguiltoagedtouwiprehuta
hwnoumiliation ef
yourhMajusty’shgrycnousdcohsoTt. Yn  mu hhmake  rkndahtrnop r,psire,
agidIiwprlschalliggsh,o
mootalnco baliany
wlr dareshtolspsak
lf pnop y bKind!”
Her ee KindCss. rstounistebruawi hbolthpropesttiac, b01  aee fsedaudacity
ofciy
cdoahtindshfancy. H T trlcki ai
exscutionerrgontly ep  hndssswadt.
Her“Rio , Sir,Knlaht,” hehstLoopadd inopasd


Bla.kuKnlahtirrs Ttohhis
Hfset: “Yn  havetacteidlike apknavetawi hndaht. Htncly     youdshdllsbe
calleds


Knavet f Bergen.”
HerDarmstadt: ThwnProxy fanIn 


day  os
chivalry  a
 hhdwe,eiinrBirblieaarkndahtrna rd Walhoai,erno aemssrenewnedsf.a wi ipv tyeR
anif.a wi itkill
ih arms,dagritet
Virgin,haccere in bouaw tinls mind legssp,twa.ano1 unmnedfun nophai.
humbleswershippes. Aagreytstouaiamfst--soirunsu
he Rale--wal bouaake.
placetih Darmstadt, rnd Sir,Walhoai,hwlos-s. rbhutaaoTign r y h
lists bfordy h
firstlRi r,twa.ano1 feelisi confidfst
as bouaw tnssuh. H Tknew
b aeftmer  w
 hh
oube presonttmanyskndahtscewrs Tstreus, een
iskill
fai.
exceecet ti hnwn, asp,tbravehteon
 h ,-al,
ho-coora nleibutirecognize b arerhisachanc
  os
victoryhws ensmrll. Yeteserfe,ei

aefh tdaredtino ssutferldefeyt;fh tmu hhnleibe
disgryc frbly  haaw tspsctaebys. Ittiparticular, 
her  wal ahcertaie fai  ladyhewrs Tcoltursrheswere;fh tmu htino sbgdshdm frbly  haelo. Hisemindopasd

rode
onuwi hwayi
o Darmstadt,
wal filledrwp  hconflice in emot
ac , love, napr,pfsar, shdm ,oin even bdo  iyt
nd hi ht eoaht . Su
 enly hwned re
o a wsysicdsalhar, upoe -iire
wal tetraniimageiefs
he Virgin,hanedhe
dscideth
oicarrrswi htroubl
s b treen as heoss. wettraoTdo. Sodhe
dsscshdedTfing eds
horse, ent wese.
escure rtolap
rt‘weegedmado-hishwayi
o aw talhar.
HerSo
 eepens enhiseemot
ac een
isororoentgai hprayen


aefh tpemsesginaoTa
sortieoptr ice
agedfell att hehfootnhs
 ah
alharnlike oni
dead
dWld t
Hhg layrttu huncohsciousu
he Virgin
dsscshdedTfing  ah
alharwtu lyc frhis
Harmtur,
agridonnet it c  est
. Thenuaak in swadt
en
ishielfragedlanc ,ersh tmeu tet ti hsteud en
irode
inaoTDarmstadterShes-s. rbesnt f.a some.
Ri r,tbutiwlendshesreevene ra

knlahtdstill laytinrtt tdoa, -like sta e
inswlire sh tead aeft himerSt tRiesghdsehoTsehgnceOmwre sos
he ert‘werreplyc frhis armtur,
agrithenuaookaeen accustom frplaceeon aw talhar.
HerShrotlytaftet Walhoai
recov r5
tcohsciousnes  egedrrs Tc ss ly, y hn,
aftet an teen prayen

os
he Virgin,h

rode
s. qui.klyhas heomlahtdieto

le tnwn. Hsseuhuo hiseintsus Tsurprise, heoss. greeeedrwp  hjoyfun.
sheotscegetcohgrytulations. Hisefrietdspnoi edTndm al ahmdahtytchampion,
agidsh tewrtead wetheid atfect
acs brso me huietheig  ah
rewtrf ef
kndahtlyhvalour--hrn promisehnf matevsgu. Tye bewpra r5
tWalhoai
scarce
kneshwlethai hes-s. rwake ordaslmep,
b01 rerd us, siioss. bornetih uieterh m 
haefsom onehhad wethgreytstriumphshtn h thiamf
dWlo-coora havetso
succes fully persoiatedTndm al aoTdo erv‘fll i sisedear st f ietds?dWlo,
indeed, savetshecttrwlooth nhad uvene rtn h thdistres , the Hole Virgin
Hhgrest
?
HerSoordhwnss. weddeth
oi ai
ladyhhs
hisachoic ;oagedtousnrwrni hgryt
tud
 bfordy h
intenvegtionhhs
Marysheabuiltoeen a m gnificshhTchapel on

le smottwlereO
heimiracl nhad ua antplace. Nor eid hehgrrwranyslhms
dioig ntrpntwmraservi. ,
b01 cone iuhehioTlivetapnapo
 en
ipious ldfe,
inswlire hwnss. e fspe cwuraged
agedassis fo brswi hwlfe.ananTye Coop
Thhs
Auerblie
HerItii hstLo 
ha1hfing  ah
 uineiecranl unopAuerblie apf agranteperfum 
no
winehsomr imeshstealsdDieth


ai , agrithenuahe cwu trytinlkswli pas,er“Tee cwop
This,Rast
nd hi hwine.” Ansgifha.k‘frfordy h
reasethos

 s
sayhis 

yotef  e acinls mind story. fanOnce wleeh

e sunhshenthgolte, oe y h
vine-cla
 ld ls,r eepenhis 


Hheavyrcluster  os
grapes yosaedwtkrn purple, a pessahh, pen iimiby

le ruins, 
heoaheiygimi aly Dieth


wineh
hae,einrtt tpent,hhad aean.
store
iinr,wrs Tdwtk, cool c llars,rson er in ifhp
Thapshsamm mdahtrno1
yetebrefounid

seuh.a if-dllshad aeantwastediagedlost. Anriwed thhe
yetepon ereo a rubicugedlrly leman,twp  hlea  rrh apronTdwtk wp  erwine-teainlegi fe
irbhutaai hprotlytwaistutseoodhrerhisasicdslook inyup bat
edmdwp   twinklisi eyie.
Her“So, myhf ietd, yeoi
hinkdDieth


wine, eh? Co r
en
ispegedanhhn r,wp  er ehagriyoudshdllstesteiit.” Asphesspok 
ahwarm,dowset wine-tcshhTros .
like incsus Trbhutaaim, mak inyet,tpessahh’mnbraie reelisr  kdeliaht. Hs
Hceura nleibutiinls m y h
lily leman,teripp in ut er y h
vines, 
h u hn a
hi hwayi
hrrch sthorn-hrdges egedavas crumblindCss ls,rtill hwned re
o a bfldahtrnopagcv hhusteps, stresk‘frgrey rothgreantwp  hmts , lead in downer
o a wea  rr-teaineiec llar-doar. Tye doaraopenedainaoTdusky
vaulh 
agidfing apnireeiinr,w

wa,l y h
lily lecwop
Thaookaapcando
 en
ie
huge
bowl. Thenuordhwnso tOovas thi
moist floos u thl  a
 hdrrs Tbly  haaw m
ins,w

crndo
ldaht, dwtkrn R
ani ai
gloomTrbhutait,daegigan ic uvn. Ittiafcroonhishmurmurhtee cwop
Thbegan toT,ellhhs
hisapts es ions. Heocalled

le vaulh dwds
 halm,h he 
unsusisedearlyeygvedtsubjscts--fbyutes 


Hpessahhugazed, hehsawsarlhiipprnces ion os
unshteretchindCaway
insos
he.
eatknes . Hetsheoeedrwp  hmadndeliahtiaeraw tsdaht, hehclappsedhi hc nds
agidsmackudlwi ilipseih ag icipathon, neddecls eos,we 
unsuglilyeredtilike puy egolt. Atr
hishtee cwop
Thlan
ed en
ipointeo huta
haeraw twdle
hadnfashiane rit hws hcasks,ugleamhis crushs,dfing whi wesaehagcv hherweodshadnfalligCaway
ygimiago
 fanAgednexteserfilleds


huge
bowlisr  kdeepegs mind winehagridrn k sos
he.
pessahh, ewrs Tconds achrda
o holdhe acbowl egedarfthit Rodhi ilips. At.
dent,hwp  hancouTtle bat,itee cwop
Thputaitliebouwi hconds, agrithen

le ru hncdemptieiebaeibowl inroleTdran
shagridrewra
 eepesigoros.
satisfrction.
HerIn rap uy ehehsainyet,tprais sphs
aw twine, b01  aeecwop
Thrssuy draim
b aeftmer  wa.abettssOto cw  . Agti, he Rasted, agedagti, Rw tlily l
mwnTledlacsfing casahto casa. Then, madisr  kdeliaht,yet,tpessahhhsainandloud, b01  aeesh albrhk Tiebouwprasnrw his;fh tdaoc dTebo01  ae.
uns, theh fell aoTimbrycninyet,m,aterhkindCagedkin iimiet,m,ababbli a
ygve-wordsibouaw teusky
f agrantewine. Agris
ill  ae ceop
Thledlacsto

le nextecasa,istill hwnfilleds


bowlopagris
ill  ae pessahhhdrn k,.
Rill attdaseri,  fsedjoy t ars rlnhdos lhi hfyc , agrrbly  haai heyis
,we 
unsudaoc dTroonsghdmdinTaegiddyhewirl; theh slumb
Thfelliuietheig
e crhgisa kTdws haoTslmepsini ai
gloom.ananWlerdhwnawhk Tnextemoaiind hi hbody laytstretchedhih a muddyhditch, his
Heiplepressetp o clammyhmts . StumblindCto
h thfeet, hehlookedleroons for btye doaraos
aw twine vaulhutford


fldahtrnopstepshlead in downibouawat
H halmros
deliaht,yb01  aon
 h ,sear weedlhiipegetcarefully, yete e fs
egti, ceorashe find it,dnor eid ai heyisn ee y h
lily lecwop
Thep  hndserwine-teaineedlea  rrh apronTand ti hrubicugedfr. .
HererererCHAPTER VI--WORMS AND THE NIBELUNGENLIEDananWormsoi hc lebryeed asre aclocalityhoop ae Nibeluei5neieieagritet
epncdnopWalhoaThhs
Aquitaine. ButaitleasT teen claimsiboufamf
dBly  h
Hign rhis onuahe cwnsicd ationths
Germany’shgrtaaestlepncdweiwprl recwu t.
es fsal nope aclesser legsspsphs
aw tlocality.ananTye Rrs TGoroen: A Tal unopDietric t f Bern
HerDietric t f Bern ishtee KindCArthurhofaGerman story. Like ai hprototype
ofcBritaih, h Oha. brco rrahe ce tr l
figuy eofcinnumerable medieval
bantsianfrlpncs, a model os
chivalry egedmartial promess,hdistinguiood 
evfrywlereObrswight eedsuegedmdahtytfeytsphs
arms,dagriin  wt ahfew
caseshdLsplac inyet,triahtfun lerornopstlf pnra r myths, ent wettu  bblca regraftedlacstoyet,tDietric tlegssps. Oriaihallyhhes-s. rcbona-fidf
hi eosncyl persoiage,hTyeodoric 


Oterhg teutegedal suc tgaineetiafwidesmreat,popularityhsmhiipai hpeopl . Hisehi eosncyl character,
Hhnwollow wal toordlostOin thi
maze noplegssparyslore ent wesurroonsuo.
hi hndm ,oanriwedch, asd i rewo tOon, ascribed Rodhimtfeytspe fspm  h
Hwpralyhheroic. Amhiipime vasnous brad tionsu
hey ei holeTrelyt
nd sos
he.
Rler,oortnwndnopWormsoent weca,lstf.a ieclus anh
re asamu weon accwu t.
ofciyseintrinsic,msrit asup edus  ofciyseonsoubtedlpopularity. The.
d gmntenop


Rrs TGoroendnopWormsoi ha quainshagrifagcvfun Rale,
agrill i b h
circumsteoc  R
at
iioetdspwp   tetidoa, inopss fsal good.
kndahtscege
true doe.ano1 rob it nopahcertaie hum  ous qualityhit
pos es ie.
HerBrs


Ri reDietric thad  hachedhy h
pri reoopeid advs audous ldfe--so
H unsu
he story--hr ead ga  rredaaicohsicd able comeany hs
deoaheytipalad ishrerhisacouTt--hr fromed,einrfrct, a kind hs
Roons Table--egeery h
kndahts wlr comeo eriitrwereea heagen as taei iladt
sos ehk f esh
flel stwlereih so
dLsplay taei ipromess,hanriws ensecohthtnly Rodhimtieerskill
anrivalour. Amhiipimemdws ennumb
Teedoure illu hrnous watevbys
s.erHerbrytd, hisason Hpra brytd, Eckuhart,tWolfhart,tanriAmeluei. fanOnroleToccraion, asdDietric twal teatlf atl
able ep  hndssfnls mers,reeerv me hthrernlacouTteinrChristendng ceorasboast
nopoure watevbys
s.reeerceorasmuster. Tye emsemble hkndahts greeeedrtye emseot
acswp  hy artyanacclamations--ellopR
at
isutsavehteepnra watevby Herbrytd, e crhgiss.ersilont.tDietric tlookedletghdmdinTsurprise.
Her“Has1  aonano1h
nd sossay, Herbrytd?” heha.k‘f.
Her“Teinkes1  aonayosfind bettssOkndahts R
ani aise?”--nedhcyt
nd hi  bfols mershwp  hanwavet f wi hconde
HerHerbrytdT eemet,sammwhaefr‘luctait Roduphtldlnds
tacit objsctione o
HDietric ’sdclaim. “Ay,” hehstLohaerd us, ui“

 h arresuce watevbys
 o
Hbrefounie”
Her“Anriwe
 h  we wes ehk suce parygons?” inqui eos,we k inopnonleeto well
plesshe.
Her“Inrtt tRomndnopWorms,” repeieiebaeitldlknlaht, “

 h l ierarson rousmarrs Tgoroen, ofcgreytsextest,iwlereO
heique‘n anedherlla ies 
f aieh it
plessuree Nonehsavehteesh  we ign r it hprecincyseonaemsstheique‘n giv‘erh m leav‘, egedy aef
he sac eosboonsar ier we eltsb ttv
Tsteppsedewe,ve
watevbys
s enseeitongutrf  ai
garth. Sure il  aeirhstreus, een
icwurage
b aefnonehhaspe fspsucceededhih pen iimiet,m,awhaeevas h  hskill
anr
H hnewne”
Her“Buttwlerey  hasheorasonehsehk 
o pen   ai
gutrf?” a.k‘fra
en si kndaht.er“Isu
hey eanprizhh
oube won, R
en?”
Her“Truly,” si
ed tldlHerbrytd, “Ioseura nleigivetaphai  nop yihead for btye prizh. ’Tishbly adcrowndnoprrs   egedadkin sfing onenho ime que‘n’s.
la ies;  aon
 iioi hstLo,hindeed, 
haef
hey
areea hlgvierss. wemecsmay bble”
Her“AreTsyer rnlafai  maioseih Bern?”rcrieiebaeiwatevbys
nedhgiantly. “Mu htiwengocto 


Rlinenford

m?”
Her“F.a myest
u” stLorDietric , “Iocare
lily lefordy h
rewtrf; yete r whiks
b aeffordy h
oonoud rothgloryhIoseura e’ecsmeuth
hesh deoaheyiwatevbys,
agriperadvs aude ovetcw rh

m
dWlo-wprl inls m  re
o Burgonsy?”
HerAspwp  holeivoic Thi hkndahtspr‘spouceterodeid apphal, e crhgicwrs 
edahtrfing amhiipimemd
o accomeany ndm h lhi hquest. Asd mer  w
 hhstlf 
butdnine, ieclud in Dietric thdmest
uttosmeuth
he
ewe,vetgutrfiansuno btye Rrs TGoroen,s,we k in
dscideth
oisenedfordy  ee kndahts wlr wereerrbesnt f pot aeacouTt. Atr
h tsuggesthonnho Hpra brytd h ,selsct d.
Rüdhgerr f Bechlarn,sDietleibr f Styria,hagriIlsan,hwlos-s. br teener
o Hpra brytd ytd yta
haerai rea
monksin thi
moiard ryhhs
Munchenzell..
RüdhgerrwysOmargravehto KindCEtzel, e crhat,Rodobtaie hi ilord’s.
penmin ione o vs aude y     onuahe roc nhncdut er
f his;fDietleib’s.
fr y trterhimly rrco mendedh,waeraw tquestibseebageoned, 
hrch sthi
yout thdmest
Css. rsheagen as any 
o accomeany Dietric ;iwed thasTinnerIlsan,hhehfouniditpesmsciallyhdifficult,Rodobtaie leav‘ nopabesnc , fbyu.
naeurally, eid abbleideemet,Rhe ign rprise eistrange
onenforda
monkswlr
c tpfle
sarl  arthlyhdeliaht . Hnwollow arl difficultieshns enevenhuallytiavascom ,oanriweenrtt tpersyhws. reatytforddepartude RüdhgerrwysOsfst
on antembassyhaoTKindCGibt weatpWorms, 
o preparssndmroby 

irhco  in..
Gibt wegave hi. reatytcohsenhl
o ,w

propeset,Rrial nopstreus, uerenar Dieth


watevbys
set hueffordy h
Rlinenton ee wlethai 
hey
mlahternleiwih a kin segedadgarlagidfing samm fai  lady
 fanAgpimpr iimiarrayhdLor ah
kndahts nop


Rrs TGoroendmake  s 

yerrwait‘frtye epprnacheoop aehstranger , b01 no aemssimpr iimiwereerDietric tand ti hwatevbys. Eachecars TantepprnehhTegednmmedia ely
Higsaged
pnta f erc Tcond-to-hagris
ruggle, ent wewal bouenedd“saterhusly bfordmwre R
anronenbravehkndaht.rTye firstlRo
dLspsdchdeil antygoni htiwal Wolfhart,twlr submitted Rodbr inlcinwnedswp  hanrrs -wrea, , b01chd“sdaineed
o acceptly h
restnhs
 ah
rewtrferTye monk,hwlos-s. 
le next
Hvictor,lsooka


rrs   egedkisse
itt tmaioenteeartily. 801 alas!ia
bri hly brard cov r5
thdsachin,hagritetsmaiorwasTlefefruefully
H ubb inswfsepout
nd lips. OnenbrsonenDietric ’sdkndahts nvascamaieh it
advsrsar ie, samm hs
wlrmaw
 hhslailhen
isomesweondederTowtrf ndahtfalltiaftrlc tealecalled,hagriDietric tand ti hcomeany set hueftohreevenctr
Bern, nsalisatisfv tewp  hyav in dLsproveurthe emseot
acsho Herbrytd
b aeftmer  w
 hhbettssOwatevbys
neh


worl
  
anrDietric tand ti hnobl
.
comeany.ananTye Devit’ hVineytrfananTyey ei hadcusnous d gmntettldl
o accouneffordy h
excellenthquality
ofr
mefwine nopWorms. Ag tldlnobl
man wlosa1 onehai relrv‘f inuawat
Hnmn abourhoodhwas
neh


labit hs
drink in mwre nop


Rler,oorwineh
hantiwal good f.a wim. It evfryT teen resmsc1 heoss. r moft,worthyeman,tkind,
gsserous, en
ipiouse
HerHi ipv ty,eih ag age wleehsuce qualitieshns enraseuhrouse
i


ireuno btye Devit,hwlosdetenmineed
o brhis rbhutaai hfellopegedal baeitldlc n’s
lgveohs
winehwal ti hnnly sernous weaknes , iioss. 
hrrch sthisu
haer


Fietd set hdmest
Cto cw pen   ai
nobl
man’ hee trlction.
HerTye Devitftmer y  hadisguis d himest
Cs. r terhllind musicianeegedmado btye acquainseoc  ho ime oldlc nerTye lattesssetrbly  haaim samm hs


wine nop aeacou try,sexthllind meanwed thit hrase qualitieserTye guest
seemed  wt at arl impress thbrs


recital, b01 spok 
hs
a
winehwnt wese.
had uaste
iinr,w

Sou, een
iwnt wefartssrpen eieagyT teen vinsegu. Tyeernlbl
man ws. rrlscusnos tyerTye strangerptalk‘frofr
mefwon erfun wdle
wp  hf5hgi dTr‘luctaice, ytd ytad us, shdsehostlpromisetp o giveteig
e y1h
nd hhasheorasasahioponlyhhes-eorasfedchdeim samm hs

ewine.
Satailpromisetp o p ahhca
vineytrfiinrWorms, askhishie exchangep aehsoun.
 f wi hcost, Ro brefoafeitet,aeraw tmntenopa
fixet pasios.ananTo 
hishtee oldlc nscohsenhe , agedthe serhllind musicianep ahhefraervineytrfient wesprang upir. 
heoahdbyhmagic. Weenrtt tfirstlvinsegutiwal producmediioss. founid
o bredeliciousubeyogritetidresms os
tt titldlnobl
man,hwlos-s. it eedea
cohnoisseurytn eines. It sisedeldahtreeerchristeneiebaeiwinehLiebfrauenmilc , shginfyhis ‘Milk os
oud Blhmsui
Lady
’ Tye Devitfss. fusnous atr
hishreferonc
l
o ,w

Hole Virgin, b01chhe cwnsoledhh mest
wp   tetiy eoahtiehaerin
du

couTsehtetsman’ hsoun.
weora biahis. 801  aehVirgin
c  est
ealeplsasuoswp   tetichristeni a
hs

evineytrf, agedrr y trtorrytford


fool,oortldlnobl
man wlo.
had barter5
thdsasountford


Devit’ hwine. When,s,werly  hwe


Ri r
arrrv‘f ford


EvitfOnentonclaim
h thfee, shessentoeen angeel aoTdriv‘erh m away, agedthus heoss. rrbbe  ofcai hprey.ananTye oldlc n,hyav in learneedy h
daigerr f 
rtaa in wp  htye Devit,hnow
builtoaTchapel 
os
he Virginrtn h thvineytrf. Hetlrv‘f fordarlhiipRi r
bouenjoy tye lusciousuwine, ut er y h
prntection efs
he sainss, agrer e fssegti, eid hehmake  rcw pectiwp   Satai.ananNat,iif-dnyoleTrequi esTawproos
os

 s
marvellousustory,sisd mer  no1

he Liebfrauenmilc , moft,deliciousuhs
winesCto cwnvinc
shdm hs
itc
tru, ?ananTye Maioen’mnCaprice
anIn 


tnwndnopWormso mer  stond. an oldlc nor,lbuiltoinr,w

styleuno btye Renaiss ice
ageds ws hashtee Wamprra r Haf. A1 onehai reit
aelonge
 b trtye lorf ef Wamprra,daewealhoy napo
 hs
Mainz, wlr ead eppointeo s.ercas,ellah a kinsman ofcai , himest
Cslnobl
man,h
heoahdlrndo
sscege bpoor egednorlhiifsseblelsoduphtldlnds
frommridhgintieserIt siseyout ttt tikeepespead lrv‘f adgaypegetcareo
sscldfe, b01 now heoss. olfragedinfirg
e crcs eosnorlhiifssfordworl
lyhvaintieserHdsasole pridehwal ti hen si.
ean
ter,hanbewitchindCmaioentelr ead mwre lgvirseb
anronenceora reatily
Hceu t,oanriweousmileddDieth

m arl impartially. Wp  hswtmanyslgvieorn
Hyout saeehaerhbe.kua crcsrl iioi hhardlyhsurprisind Rhaershhasheorasgrrw.
exace in a crcspricious, b01  ai
utas usuallyhhapphns,ronly
mado-y hm
lgveoeens


mwre.ananTyey eealeonehsmhiipafspsuiebys, nawollow fordwlrma seichasiood hanreal
atfect
acerHandsw r, culture , age,nlike c  est
, ofcnapo
 bia, , hutiwal,hnotwp  stondind hi hptv
Tty,sbypfans


mwstleldaiblm hs


yout sawlr seoahtih5rytn matevsgu, agedthe cas,ellah reatily granted nds
Hcehsenhl
o ,w
irhbetr teal. Sodfordarai reevfry1h
nd  eemet,Ro nedhcyte.
happ ies  in store ford


en si ceuple.ananYuth
he
maioentremaineieasrcspricious aspe fs. OnpWalpurgis-nlaht, wlettiafpersyhnopladseegedlas ie ws enga  rredainr,w

Wamprra r Haf, agedtal
s bhs
witcheseegedwitchcraft w
 hhbe
nd sol rtn husweditones, shescoh erv‘ftiafwiras che re
o trs 
herhlh fs’ hatfect
ac: shesbado-himngocto 


Hcrosr-roadseetdmldnlaht, wsdchdy h
prnces ion os
witches, agedreevenctr
tellihssOw
aefh tsaw. Tye ew5
tcomeany protes 5
tvigorouslyhagainst
 ae.
prnpeset,Rest,hb01  aeegirl persisted, agedattdaserherhlh fs,doer in
b aefseetwa.aalreatytpiquedletghdsirefusal, lan
i aly set hueffordy h bblwitched smot, cwnvinc
 hthrernlaharm weora bifallihim.anerMean i re aeacomeany in thi
manby anxnouslyhewait‘frhi  reeven. Ole
o’clockned r, theh two--y  ee;is
ill  aeretwa.ano shgi ofcaim. Glanc s
ofcaorean
en
ipisyhwwrwnedstiaeraw tcas,ellah’ hdan
sai, wlr  wshwr si.
hai hond. inrfuti legrief. Aerd us, sa fewhbravessspirit hvolu teere
  o
gotinTsear whoop aei ico rado, b01 no tryc rnophig ceoras
hey
finderHds
wpd me hmhth r,phs
wlrmahehhad aeanttee only son, cuTseritetsmaioerenoo-s. 
le edus  ofcni hgc sslyhfr hweegednotdlhiipeftetwtrf  aiercas,ellah’ hdan
sai
lostrhen reasethagridiederOnpWalpurgis-nlahts sye.
maytstillsbreheard inrWorms callind for was
lostrlh fs,dwlrma seids
dtsn
led  e fssyosfind.ananTye fetr os
hh
en thirecains osc rtaieerTye mostlpopular accwu t.
isu
haereetwa.atornilimbdfing limbdby 


lnfusnyeed wptcheseegednds
Hrecains scatn redl
oebaeiwinds. 801 sw r, o
sscsuperstit oush
hanti aei inmn abours,r ecls eos,waerhehhad aeantmurderhe brswi hrivals,
y h
diseppointeo suiebys, egedy aefhi hbody had aeantcaseri,sos
he.
Rline--oby notdlhiipeftetwtrf ahcorpse, ent wemdahtrhavetbe‘n 
haefno btye min iimien th, wal dras lfings


ri fssbypfioodrmfs.ananTye Nibeluei5neieiananTye grtaaestlRlinenstoryhhs
srl isu
haerson rousaGerman Iliad, 
he.
Nibeluei5neiei,rf.a itTi hnns


bn ks nop


Rlineiinr,w

agcv hhucity
ofcWormso maioit hrction ford


mostlpers 
f astplace. Tye earliest
rctuyl promrhs
aw tmpncdishrefer eth
oi ai
oirstlpers hs
aw t1h
rte hhhercs audy, b01 itTi hprobable tarere Laa ihoriaihyl prunisteontb l ads
ortinlk-sh ashwas
nehus Trbhutatye middo
 or lattessmntenop


t hhhercs audy. Thwnwotk, desmttetmrnyimedieval
intenprrat
ac een
itye.
manifest lib
Tti sphs
gsserat
ac ehs
bardsuegedmdnnesinger , b ars tye.
unmnstokable stompenopa
greytsan iquity. Adwhole
lileratuy ehs. grownerupleroons 

 s
mdahtytepncdnopol rGermanncdldfe, egedmendnopvast
scholarship egedarlerary ecumendc vesmado-ihca
vsritable baly l-groons.
ofaconflice in tyeor ie, onescohtendind f.a itl mythncyl gssesis,
ag teen provindCto
h thsatisfrctiono maioit i.afrunisteuietheideosnc.
frct, wed s 
 teenshdLspu eihoterss. Ro ntsrGermanncd.a Scondinaviantioriaih.
HerSo
numerous
aree aeaconflice in op iionsucosc rnhis 

 oriaih os

e.
Nibeluei5neieio maioit i.aextremelyhdifficult,Rodpresontt
oi ai
reatfs
e reasetef exa  iyt
on efs
he whole
wp  hutaign rhis rr y tr eeply
in o
ped ologncyl egedmythncyl cwnsicd ationshofaconsicd able comelexity.anWedshdllstmer y  haconfin‘ ouTsetv‘srto ,w

maih pointsooo imes 
Hcehtrgvirsies egedr yraie fingsign rhis Dieth


mwre puzzliimibypaths.
ent wes e only Rodbe ero
 enpby 


‘Senvby Wranglers’ oop aehstudy, aser

yohavetbe‘n called.
HerItsoOriaihaltFnrm
anIn 


beaihnhis oop aehninete hhh cs audy Karl Lachmann, a ped olognst.
ofcsw rer‘pu e,hputay  wtrf  ai tyeoryu
haer

 poemdwassmado-upenopa
numb
T hs
distincthb l ads or lays, e crhgield  iyteidfing it arl perss.
ent wesfpsare
  ohndmh
owbe
intenprrat
ac . Thishreducmed
he whole
tr
two ty lays, wlire hwnconsicd med
he wotk oop wo ty separate minstrels;
butdifhcertaie b l ads relyt
nd sosepnsodesiinr,w

Nibeluei5neieiooice
existe
iinrGermanyoit i.a aehspiritooo imes dmwre R
anr,w

matsaianwlire iseincorporyeed insos
he greytsepic. Inimedieval
 imes, wletti,w

Nibeluei5neieiostoryhealepopular,dmdnnesinger  e crharper , ih ag bat
emptt o p sasup aei iaudienc s, weora edstiabhueffordf esheincidfsts b trintroducm
insos
he story. Popular aso-s. 
le Rale,hll i a medieval
audienc  ceoras
ire nop


oft-repeyeed exploitsooo itsodramatis.
pensoiau, agedthe minstrel, dependfst
Dieth

i igoodwprl inrhbedcege bbotrf, weora biaqui.kt o elteiweenrtt tRalehfelliflyt. Accere inly
Hhes-eorasat
emptt o lnfusm
insosi1 sw r neweincidfst or sernesuno bincidfsts, culleidfing  teen stor iermwre not‘n 
han  wt est
-crtaaed.
HSuchdantintenprrat
acTi hprobably Rodbe eltedainr,w

presonceuno bDietric t f Bern,  teenwise Tyeodoric 


Oterhg teute1  aeecwurefno bEtzel or AttilaerTo swe elthhis oop aehprobabilityhoopanachroni m,
gsographncyl cwnd tionsuar  no1safarly lehueraged
pnt,w

adoption ef
thiseincidfst,hb01  aeequesthonlerosehwlos-s. 
oswerstatye miahtytHageg,erenosehsomb enfiguy edo  iytesiinritsogloomyegrandeurhtee lattesspers hs

le sagaerIs weora no1sdodfordanyoHunr,oorchampione o viresucces fully
Hwp  htye Burgonsianehero, b01 itTweora bianoidisgryc rf.a wim Rodbeerbeatenpby Dietric , 
he greytest championeoopan iquity,dwlr,einrfrct,.
isumwre R
anronceTdragged insos
he pag sphs
roc nce ford


purpos  hs
admini h rhis anhhnnoudable defeyt yosae itoaitowuncanquer5
tchampion.anWedcanr,wusn ee nrwrngviehen
isubsiciary pen ag spmlahtiattlie
Ht hmestv‘srsos
he epic.
HerBly addayhcamaiweenrtt tmdnnesinger  hs
Germanyrfe,ei

aefit
aehoved

lemsyosfixronceTanedforddllsti re aeashape oop aehLayhoop ae Nibelueise
HIndeed, no1sone, b01 ss fsal poet hlaboudedlatr
hishtasa. Thaef
hey.
werkedrwp  hmah rhalsdimmedia ely 
o ,w
irhhagriisn ee lfings


Hcircumsteoc  R
at
weohavetproos
os
e LrwrGerman accwu t, ageda
Rler,oo
virsion ent wess. e idfstly
meoraed insosit hpresonttshape byhan
Au hrnanror Tyrolese craftsman--acsinger nsalivirsed
pntcwurefpoetry ege
HceuTtle e iquetts. Tye dateiweenrtt tNibeluei5neieioro erv‘ rit hlytest.
from wal probably rbhutatye mntenop


tnsafhh cs audy, agedthi hlast
virsion es. 
le immedia e seorc rnopoud presonttmanuscripts. Tye date
hs

eearliestds ws hmanuscripthoop ae Nibeluei5neieiei hcomea atively
Hlyte. W apts es  ih allstwo ty-edahtrmwre nr o
ssccomeletetmrnuscripts.
preserved
pnt,wirty-onenfragmfsts, fifte hphs
wlt wedateifings


H1h
rte hhhTanedfourte hhh cs audiie.
HerItsoFragmfstary Natuy 
HerEl i a surfacetexa  iyt
on isn stficgo tOtoltestifyi
o aw tfragmfstary.
naeurehoop ae Nibeluei5neiei. W acanrdisc rn ahrrch sthi
sfpar st
Dnity
ofr
exturehoop ae wotk s. we  wshpts es  ier

 psdchwotk wlereOscribe
ortminstrelehs. intenprrateedthi hincidfst or joine
i
ogetwmr imes 
Hpen ag spton ecude 
he neces ary unityhofcnarrative. Mwreh fs,din  wne
hs

ess fsal virsions nop


Siegfrieieepncddr we gser

 ‘whole bstory.’fOnensupplemehhs an teen. Anriwed thwedshdllsinls m y h.
Nibeluei5neieioit st
Cs. clrs erss. pts iblm wedshdllsih pertnsupplemehh.
itdfing  teen kindTeedoeorc s, 
ak inycare
Ro nedhcyte imes dwmer  w

flniditpneces ary  trintroducm

lem.
HerKriemed d’s Dresm
anIn 


sta ely RomndnopWorms,eih Burgonsy,hdwe,ei
he napo
 en
ibeau eousmamaioentKriemed d, ut er y h
care
oophai mhth r U hweegedaerhbr teens
Gunth r,pGernot, egedGiseleen. Greytses. 
le splendoud rothsta e -iire


yomainseinei, egedmanyren
ibravehwereO
heiwatevbys
wlosdrn k winehatti aei ibotrf. Giv‘nttosmartial exerci ie ws en,wrs Tmendnopmlaht, agriday bbyddayh aeecwuresdos


palaceerang 
o aw tclangaraos
swadt-play
e crmanly spoTt. Thwnwealho nop aeachiefsoss. boundo
ssweegednohsucemamagnificshce as taei soss. s ws hih agyrGerman lage,n.a ie agyrlege bbeyogritetiGerman finn iens.
HerBly wp  hallstmi hsta elines  egedsplendoud Kriemed d, 


beau vfun,
wal unhappy. Onennlahtdshehhad ead endnminous
dresmerSt tdresmeio maiersh thad uamet,ahfelcanhserhimTanedf erc ,hanbeau eous biad ofcgreytmamiaht,yb01  aytseed thshehgazedeontiy wp  hpridehagedatfect
ac two greytmaeagntsiswaopedTfing  ah
sky
agedtwre it Rodpiecesrbly  haelo  fsedeyie.
HAtfectetebruawi hyosansextest  ayts eemet,inexplhcyble, shesrelytedphai.
dresm  treen mhth r,pU hweeddamm hs
greytswisdo , wlr intenprehe rit asery  h,ellind for was
apnapo
 wusbytd, “wlrmaGodaprntect, o
s1  aonalrs 
wim Rootearly.” Kriemed d, i, ereat,nop


omen,sdesire rtolav
Ttfit
ay
Hrecain in utwei, e
couTsehfing whi wehai mhth r at
empte rtoldnssuado bh r,p
ellind hen


aefifpe fspshehwereOdtsn
led tous wsheeartfe,eijoy it.
weora biafing apwusbytd’ hlgvi.
HerSiegfriei
HerSiegfriei,hoop ae Netwmrlegee, sandnopSiegmutd ytd Sieglindopaiwatevby bborasasreetwa.aen si en
icwmely,hyav in heard oop ae greytsbeau y
ofrKriemed d, desire rtolvisitcWormso maioye miahtn ee y h
far-famfe bprincess f.a wimest
. U thl  aisd i rehehhad aeantwan er in ahrrch 

le worl
 do in greyts eeds:ehehhad wethtee swadt
en
i
rtasurehoop ae.
Nibelueis,hhad ovetcw rh

i  monar ws,hhad canquer5
teddwatf Alberic ,
gain in pts es ion ofcni hclrak oopeatknes . Hageg, ahmdahtytBurgonsiantipalad i (pnta pen ag  wlire iseobvnouslyhedapteidfing ag teen virsion bfordy h
purpos  hs recwu t in Siegfriei’ hprevious advs audes),p
ells
Hhnw “hehhad slailheTdragoneegedmado himest
Cinvulnd able brubathhis
insit hblooi. W amu hhro erv‘-himngrycnously, agedavoid mak inyhdm hur
enemy.” Siegfrieiesojovene ratpWormsaf.a o fsse ysar, distinguioon a
himest
Cin af  e acmartial exerci ie oop ae Burgonsians egedr n er in

lemssplendLorservi.  i, Rw ithwars against
 ae Saxac een
iDanes. A ysar
Hpen edrwp  hutaai hyav in aeantals me htosmeuthKriemed d, wlr inn ec h,erchasiood h ae utmostladmi ationtf.a wim. Chagrinet,aeraw t
rtaamehh.
meteo huta
oaaim, ai
oihallyhmado-upesisemindiaoTdopert. 801 hi hcosts
dia no1sdesirehioTlosehsuch aavaluable ally, en
ibreoahtirbhutaasmeut in
betwoetheig agedthe ladyhhs
hisadresms. Thwnpen ag  dsscribhis 

it
oirstlsdahtrnoponehsg teen i.afull nope achmsuoc  ho roc nce.ananWh arrettldl
maioKriemed desfpsare
 bly  haai heyissasrdoe.a ai
rosy bflush oopeas hbresk in fing somb enclouds. Asphesbeheledaerhhi hceart
wal to teed ytd yllihi htroubl
hvainood utford

r  stood sh tewrtead
Hcest
edmdmanyrehlgvi-painopaerheyisn perklisi wp  hplessure,tbrr
ter
b anuahe rire jensassent wecov r5
then raimentopaerhchaeksn stfu edrwp  

le blushie oopmaioenhooi. No onehhad, ai
y eoaht,pe fspsoethswtmucemabeau y bly  h. Asd measil fspm on obscudesre acldahtrnop


stardnbytitc
supervby splendoud, sa eid Kriemed deobscude 


beau yhoop ae la ieserenoosurroonsuoaelo. Wlerdhwnbeheledaerhlliealerordrewrhimest
Cupem  h
HprnudlyeR
anie fssendesfpsare
 s. if reatytaoTdo baly l f.a such atiparagonehs
beau yerShes-s. preceistebruchambmrleins ie rt weattire,
b01 no ushirspmlahtikeep backi ai
kndahts fing sdahtrnophe , agrithey
Hcrowfe
irbhutaassOto csdchdauglimpse
oophai fr. . Plsasuosegedsadiss.erSiegfriei,hfor, 
heoahtaas, “H m  ayhIoevas hope 
oswithswtpemrles  e
Hcreaeure? Thwnhope i hadras hole
dBlttssOw
r  Isyosforgeteser--b01  aen,
alal,h yiheartTweora havetcsasuosRodbeat,hagriIisheorasbehdead!” Pale bagedr d hehgrew. Hetrecked  wt hs
hisaws hgreytsworth. Forddllsthereerrgreed  ayts o hond.o r
e watevby ead  evas cw rh
o 


Rlinelage,nso
Hfai  nopbody, sa eebonairrwysOhe.ananTye Woohis oopBrunhd d
HerSiegfriei  wshdesolved 
oswithKriemed d, ahthtn Gunth r’ hask inyhdm tr
accomeany ndm h lan advs aude y h
purpos  hs wlire ise o gti, Rw thans.
ofaQue‘n Brunhd d hs Isuosteih, h Oacceptedeontcwnd tion  aytseth

i tireeven hhasheorasbh
rewtrf thbrs


hagrihs
hisasistererTo 
hissGunth r
gave emse t, aged

yoset hue,daccemeanistebytHagegtand ti hbr teenerDankwert. 801  ae Nibeluei5neieieprnpen i.asilont
regoro in Siegfriei’ .
previous relyt
ac ewp  hBrunhd d. IniScondinavian virsions--such as tye.
Volsueia Saga,iwlereO
his legssp,toriaihallyhaiGerman one, i hpresorved
insit hpaganif.am--Brunhd d ss. r Valkyr,n.a wer-maioenths
Odin,hwlo
sentaassOto slmepswp  hanprick
os
e magic thornTegednmprisonedphai.
wp  ilheTcirclm hs
fld r, thrrch swlire Siegfriei (pnt,wis virsion balmostlcertaiely tet godhofcnature,tspringtidu, agedthe sue)lbrhk ,.
delrv‘ med
he captiv‘, egedyookaeen as ti hbridu, toor, nawollow.
departiin fing elo. Inrtt tNibeluei5neieioteil ancgo tOmyth i.aeiteenerpresuppeset,.a ietegtionallyhomitted al unfittind for consumption byha
Christianizud inlk, b01 itTi hhinteo  aytsBrunhd d ead ehprevious claimerupon Siegfriei’ hatfect
acs.
HerBrunhd d ead mado-ihca
cwnd tion  ayts


herorwlrma seiweora me hmu htibseeblelsodovetcw rhh5rytn y  ee trials os
promess,hlr iimihi hceao s.era penal yhoopfailuree Siegfriei,hdonnhis 

 magic clrak oopinvisibility
Hheshad wethfing Alberic , k in
oop ae dwatfs,lsookaGunth r’ hplaceeans.
wethtee y  ee trials f.a wim,aGunth r go in ahrrch ta pentomimm hs


epprnpsnyeehrctionsseed thSiegfriei perfromed y h
feyts. Thwnpen ag anwlire 
ells nope achncwu ten i.acusnous. Aagreytsspsar, h avyragedseeg,eres. br oahtay     f.a Brunhd d’s useerIs wasumwre aeweapontf.a a
hero.
ofamlahtiR
anif.a apmaioen, b01, utwlel rss. iioss.,fseetwa.aable
tr
brytd,oorit asusasierss. ifaitlead aeantafwirs m wan . Th ee ageda
halo
wedahts nopironTwontt
oi ai
mak inyos

 s
mdahtytspsar, ent wescarce
y  ee oophai me, ceorascarrr. Sore ayraid ss. Gunth r. W rl dicrhgis,oo
eim safeiinr,w

Burgonsianelan . “Once backiinrRlinelage,” 
heoahtaas,
“agriIiweora no1sstia apfoot’thdistanc
l
o wie agyrsuce wat-maioe”
Her801 upe peke Dankwert,tHageg’thvaliahhcbr teen: “N m i.a aehdayhcamm hnanwlire w amu hhbirifarewell aoToud lrv‘s. Ag prl joveneyehs. awi hbeeg,erIhtrow,rf.a indthi hlanriwsdshdllspasioo,aeraw thond. hs women. Oh,o maier yibr teentHagegtand Ilead a01 ou igood swadtsh
re! Thenuweoras
hes 
Hcarles oopBrunhd d’sdchecki aiiThlan
tererWp  hutaarms apmanacanrdoernleh inopa01 ead Ihanblado-in
hagrill i Brunhd d e  est
sheoras ie ereerharm ed re
o ou idear lorf.”
Her ei.aspemch heard 
heiwatevby-maioe “N m puth
hesh heroes’ swadtshieto

leirhhagrs,” shesco monded, “agedaccwut haaw m i, Rw ithmail.”
HerRlahtigladiss. DankwertsyosfeeliironTtn h thhagrihnceOmwre ageds wstitc
wedahteuietheid limbse “N m Iham reatytfordsuce play  s 

y
list,” he
Hcriei. “Sinc
sweohavetarms,doud ladt
i.ano1 yetecanquer5
.”
HerInsos
he r inyos
cohtest
mdahtytme, bwre aegreytsstole
dTwe,vetnope am.
itdsooka
oicarrrsit,dswtpon erous iioss.erWoehwereO
heyhoopBurgonsy for btyei iladt
atlsdahtrnopthe samf
HerBrunhd d adveoc dTtn Gunth r,tbratd,ooind hen
spsare Siegfrieioss. by.
hi hsidehagedtouched h m ldahtlyh o giveteig confidfs. ,
b01 Gunth r
knewnnotdiioss. heeegedmarvelld utfordno onehsawseig  ahre.anan“Wwrtea  htouched me?” stLorhe.anan“’TishI, Siegfriei,” repeieiends
f ietd. “Bm hs
good chaessendefsar
Hnotd ai
maidfs. Giv‘  re
hyishielfragedmwtk well w
aefI swe. Mf aiehouer ot
ac ee. ifatongutrf rothstrike,hagriIiwprl douaw teeeds. Abgveoalltiheark‘nttosmyswli pased advicle”
HerGreytses. Gunth r’ hjoy wlerdhwnknewn aytsSiegfrieioss. by wim. B01chhe ead  otdlhiiptosmarvel, f.a Brunhd deealeonaaim, airagreytsspsartieerhage,ne acldahtrfing it. br ad alado-fldooind tn h theyie.rSheshurled

le spsartrerhisashielferIs pen edrahrrch sthi
ironTs. ifaitlead aeanersilk rothstrlckionuahe ri ashhs
Gunth r’ harmtur. BlehaGunth r ans.
Siegfrieiestaggededlatr
he blow. 801  ae lattesw ar
heoahdblmediin fing btye mn thiwp  htye sheck
os
tee y  ws hweapon,doeizud it,drevirsiis 


Hpoint, a crcsstdiioytsBrunhd d wp  hsuce ereatfun mlahtiR
atiwlendit.
rang anh
rharmturfseetwa.atv
Tt  ws .
HerRlahtiangryhealeBrunhd d. 801 shehweeneiebaatr
he blowses. Gunth r’ , bagedr smsc1ed h m f.a wi ittreus, . Hss anger, nawollow nvascamaih r
es 5,m,arothseizhis 

 greytsstole whi wehad aeantplyc frinuahe ri a.
ofaco bal, shescsstdiiofing elo
ewe,vetfr yoms. Leapiiipeftetsit,dsse.
eprang farthrn R
anish thad u  ws hit. ThenuwonttGunth r sos
he stone bagedpoi eriitrwed thSiegfriei y  ewhit. Hescsstd
he stone farthrn R
anerBrunhd d ead done, rothsohgreytswas ti hstreus, e maioye rais dTKind
Gunth rTfing  ah
 arth egedaeapt ep  hndm aegreytmridhsteoc  R
anerBrunhd d ead aeapt h  est
. MethsawsGunth r shrrwrand aeap arone.ananRedrwp  haigerrgrewsBrunhd d wlendshessawse  est
defeytei. Lnudlyesse.
address thhai me,.
Her“Ho, ye l igemendnopmlne,” shescriei,h“ wstarreyetsubjsct sosGunth r she.
K inopfor, aehold, h Oha. bratenpmeiinr,w

spoTts.”
Her eeOkndahts R
en acclaim thGunth r a.a aehvictor. 8y
hisaws hstreus, .
ofaarm had ee wethtee games, stLo 
hey, e crhgiin even greeeedrtyem
lgv inly.sBrunhd d camaiy  wtrf,lsookandm brs


hagr, e crgranted to
h m full p merrahrrch hutaassOdo  i
ac . They
prnceeceterodeesspelyc  bagedGunth r’ hwatevbys
wer  now
regoledrwp  hbettssOchaessR
anibly  h.er801 Siegfriei carefullyucosc aleiends
magic clrak.
HerCo  inl
o wlereOGunth r anssBrunhd d sat, hehstLo: “Myslord, wlyrdoeryeoi
arrr?dWly
aree aeagames hs wlire Que‘n Brunhd d dlehaspsakano1 yettibsgon?iIilhiiptos ee nrwrt
yomay bl play5
.” Hesact‘frhi  pertnso well
 aytsBrunhd d really brl iveos,waerhehwa.anothewaree aeagames wer  o fs
egedy aefseetwa.a ae loser.
Her“Nat,iSi iSiegfriei,” stLo sas, “nrwrcamm  ier

aefyeoiwer  not presonterenathtee games, wlire Gunth r hs. wen, ns hhbe
nd play5
?”
HerHageg, fsarind RhaerSiegfriei mlahtiblut er tn h threpey,lsooka


egsmerrhutahs
hisamou, een
istLo: “O Que‘n, 
he good knlahtdSiegfriei
Hwas ttrf brs


ship enathGunth r wethtee gamesTfing yeo. Nan
shit eed
knewnhetnope am.”
HerSiegfriei  wshexpress thgreytssurprise Rhaerrnyimaneliv in had aeantabl
.
tosmastens


miaheyiwat-maioe “I  ierpts iblm,” hehexclaim t, “i hit
pos iblm, O Que‘n, 
haefyeoihavetbe‘n veoquiood hatr,w

spoTts inswlireeryeoiexcelhsohgreytlr?d801 Iaf.a onehsmiglad, shoc   wshyeoineedsumu htiinls m us hw rh
o 


Rlinelagee”
Her“Yeois enspemdyhhs
spemch,iSi iSiegfriei,” repeieieBrunhd d. “801  aereerisamu weaoTdo erreye1 Iaquitsmyslegee. Firstlmu hhI lnfrom myskindTee
egedven als nope i.a a in. Memse ger  mu hhbessentotwtmanysof myskinsmaner
r  IsdepartTfing Isuosteihe”
HerWi, e maioshesbado-couTiens ridehtolall quarter , biddind hen
kinsman,.
hai f ietdsweegedaerhwatevbys
camm wp  hutadelay to Isuosteihe For.
es fsal days 

y
arrrv‘f in eroops:tearlyeegedlateO
heyhed r, s inly
Hegednn cemeaniss. Thenuwp  hanlargachmcoTtsBrunhd d saileddacrosra


seaeegedup 


Rline to Worms.
HerSiegfriei anssBrunhd d
HerIti wshblca rehocrtasi aly clear RhaerSiegfriei anssBrunhd d had ead
atfect
acateOrelyt
ac einrtt tpent. [Indeed, inrtt tVolsueia Saga,iwlireeril antearlyevirsion oop ae Nibeluei5neiei, nssfind Grimed d, 


m teenerhs
Gudrun (Kriemed d), admini h rhis to Siguyd (Siegfriei)
e magic
pot
on inrorden


aefhhasheorasforgeterbhutaBrunhd d.]rOnpoer in
Siegfriei anssKriemed degreeehlliea teentwp  hankiss, stdn
sscege bjealousyhwr sis


heers hs
aw twer-maioen, rothshehevinc
 he y1h
nd b01chahwlfely spiritotowtrf h r husbytd Gunth r,twlrm,ionuahe oirstlnlahteroop aei iwedceteldfe, seetwrestledrwp  ,
defeytei, en
iboons wp  hy r
girdle, aftetwtrf hang inyhdm up bytit h la pegiinr,w

wa,l! Nextedayh

epp aleieto Siegfriei f.a asshsteoc , egedy aefnlahtiR

herordonneednds
Hmagic clrak oopinvisibility,scohtendedrwp  hBrunhd d inr,w

eatknes , bagednvascamaih r, seetbrl iv inyhdm trhbesGunth r,twlrs-s. presonterdurhis 

 strife. ButaSiegfrieioss. fool,oorenrch stoicarrrsaway
y r
r in a crgirdle, “f.a  fsedhan
sines .” Thesh heegave aoTKriemed d, aht
swre boho nop aemfruedaitlie aftet- i r.pBrunhd d’sdstreus, evainood 
Hwp  hhai maioenhooi agedtheoc y     seetwa.aas any  teentwoc n.
HerSiegfriei anssKriemed de wshdeparteth
oi ai
capital nopSanten,ionuahe
L merrRline, en
ipeaceeprevaileddford
enuysars, u thl Brunhd d pensuadod
Gunth rT trinvithaaw m yosaefestivalratpWorms.rShesceura nleiut erstond
Hhnw,iif-Siegfrieioss. Gunth r’ hven alutas Gunth r hsd lnfrom thhai, hutineiteentpeit,Rribu einby r n er thhoc gu. Tyerinvitationtwa.aaccepted
Hcerfially enrch . ButaKriemed desnssBrunhd d quarrelld  bittssly
H egoro in a
matsai os
preceishce as toawlr sheorasfirstlign r churc ,
an hatr,w

doaraos
aw tminstai os
Wormso mer  wa.aaniut eemly squabble.anThenuKriemed detaunted Brunhd d wp  hahe oectiRhaerSiegfriei had wet
an hdesort thhai, an hdLsplayed y h
girdle egedr in astproos
os
wmaioshe
assort t.
HerSiegfriei,hconfinn edrwp  hBrunhd d,
denieos,waerhehhad e fssepprnachuo.
hea ie agyrut eemly way, agedheeegedGunth r at
empte rtolmake peace
betwoeth aei iwrv‘s. 801 allt o el avail. Aadeadlyhfeui had spr sisup
betwoeth aem, ent wewal bouenedinswoedforddll. Hageg swade aegreytsoa  

laerSiegfriei sheoraspaytford


insult,ti hwife had puteuiethBrunhd d.
Her eeOPlothegainst
Siegfriei
HerNat,ibueffou idays aftet, news ed re
o Gunth r’ hcwurefR
atiwariss.er ecls eosegainst
wim. B01pe i.awasumer lyhaiplothaoTdraw Siegfriei fing btye cwurefen
icwmpen  sisedea, . Thh heroesaarmeddfordwar, smhii

lemsSiegfriei. WlerdHageg bado-farewell aoTKriemed deshesreco mendederSiegfriei to
h thcare. Now, wletrSiegfriei slewn aeTdragoneent wegutrfed

le 
rtasurehoop ae Nibelueis,hhe balhedhih it hblooi en
ibeed r, like
Achilles,eihvulnd ableutsavehrere smot wlereOafarndfs aeaf had fallanerbetwoetheis sheoraeys
s.ree balhed, rothsohprevenhe scohtectiwp   


Hpotest stresmerHageg inqui eosofrKriemed dr,w

wlererbhuts nope i.
vulnd able smot, prehendind ,waerhehweorasgutrf Siegfriei against
trhachery in baly l; rothshe, fullyubrl iv inytn h thgood fap  ,
seme haersilke, crosraupon Siegfriei’ hc nhlelsodmwtk tt tplr. .
HerOnuahe onls m in mwrn in Siegfriei,twp  han  husageds dahts,lsookanbyse bagedrodehaway,  whikhis to avengepti hcomrado . Hagegdrodehbesideheig
e crcarefullyuscanneednds  fsturee He dia no1sfaile
o obsorved ai
mark,
an hyav in donehso,hhe dLspsdchei twoahs
hisamenuwp  hag teen men ag .erItiwal bou ah
 tfectebaatr
he KindCmlahtiknown ayts wshei hlanriweora
Hrecainhrerpeace. ThishSiegfrieioss. loa  hto
heer, for waTweora haveer onenbaly l f.a nds
f ietds,dagriitiwal wp  hdifficultyu
haerGunth r’ 
ven als ceorashtldlndm back. Thenuhesrodre
o Gunth r,twlrsR
anked h m
watmly f.a nav in sohqui.kly granted nds prayen. Gunth r a.sured h m


aefifpneedsbrehes-eorasat agyr i recw rh
o eil aid, egedy aefhh held
wim Rh

mostltrustyhhs
srl nds
f ietdse He prehenduosRodbehsohglad
b aeftme y  eaefnoiwariss.tpent


aefhhasuggesteiebaatr
hey sheorasridf
hu t in bou ah
Odfswa,dpeftets
he bsartrgedthe botr,  s 

y
had so.
of
enu onenbly  h. T i.awasutye cwut el nope acfalsh Hageg.
HerIt wa.aarrangeiebaatr
hey sheorasstarttearlyeford


greenwood, aht
Gunth r promisetp o lendrSiegfriei ss fsal dogso maioknewn al f.ae htiways well.hSiegfriei y enuhurriei hw rh
o eil wdfe, egedwlerdhwnead
departethHagegtand 
he KindCsookacwut el 
ogetwmr. Aftets
hey ead
agreed Dieth


manner inswlires
hey weora ew pen   ai
ee trlction hs
Siegfriei,t
heyheo munhcytedh aei ip ahl bou ahi ico rados.dGiseleen aht
Gernotiweora no1s
f aipartTi, Rw thust,hb01  evasRw aemssthey rbstaineetifing warn in Siegfrieihhs
hisadaiger. Ford ai
utnawollow they paioerdearlyei, Rw tend.ananTye mwrn in eas edsbrlahtiand clear, agedawayh aeewatevbys
canteredrwp  
a clatsai os
hoof segedadboast inyos
bugnts.
HerSiegfriei’ hFarewell aoTKriemed d
HerB y  hadepartiin Siegfriei had stLo farewell aoTKriemed d,dwlr,eshwnknewernleiwhy, wal filledrwp  heatk f.aebodinds.
Her“Godagrant Iomay  ee y he safeianriwsll
again,” stLo Siegfriei. “Keep
b eoisumerryiheartTamhiipimyskin u thl I reeven.”
Her eenuKriemed detheoahtaethtee sec h,ish thad betrayed yo Hageg, buioshe
ceura nleitelliSiegfrieihhs
it. Sorelyesseiwspt, w,ooind  maioshesead
 evas be‘n born, rothke‘n aneddmepsws.reeregrief.
Her“Husbytd,”dshessaid, “go nleito Rw thust. Aabalefuladresm Ilead last
ndaht.rYeoistood Dieth


hoa, iand 
wofwirasbotrssepprnachuo.rYeoifle
,
b01 they pursuedayeoianriweonduosyeo, agedthe blossoms ut er you ifeehtiwe enredrwp  hblooi. Yeoiaehold mystsarse Siegfriei,hI ereat,trhachery.anWoefyeoi wt hs
someswlr chasiooefordus aadeadlyhhaee?iIicwut el yeo, Itibsg yeo, dear lorf, go nleito Rw tgreenwood.”
HerSiegfriei triei to
lan
phai f ars away, “ItTi hbuefforda fewhdays 

aierI leav‘ y he,
aelovei,” hessaid. “Wwrtcaniblan mehhaeefifpI chasiooe wne
against
 aem? Thyibr teens w,oo mehwsll,inby havetI hsfendedh,w m i, agy
Hwpsee”
Her801 Kriemed deweora no1sbrecw y   ei. “GreytlrTdo I ereat,thi  pert ino”ersh twailed, “f.a Itdresmeioag teen dresmerYeoipen edrbrs
wofmwu tains,
egedy ey rocked eth

i ibases,efellopegedburiei yeo, so  maioIssawsyouerno
mwre. Go nle, for bittsslyiwprl Iegrievefifpyeoidopert.”
Her801 wp  hanlach tanedadkin sSiegfrieioss. gole
dLeapiiipetheid s 5,d, hutirodrehsfhrere gals p. Nevasmwre wal thenton ee hdmdinTldfe.
HerInsos
he gloomyef.ae h, 


rbhdehoop ae bear,  aeewolf, agedthe wd d
Hbotr, pluei5or ah
kndahts i, Rw ithlustnhs
royal spoTt. Brprliahh,
bryv‘, egedgoodlyhhs
chaesswasutye cwmeany, agedrt wewal b
i tiign rtainment. Mfny pack-nbyse hladenuwp  hmeytsianriwinesCaccemeanist

lem, agedthe eanniens nns


bncksooo imes dbulgedrwp  hflesh,pfioo,
egedgd r, fittind for tme yablm hs
aegreytsk in..
erOnua br ad meydwshfr inhis 

 greenwoodO
heyhed ped, near Ro tt tplr. erenar s
hey werhh
oubegi, Rw thust,hanriwsdcheys
wer  sentoroons 

 
Hcamp, so  maiono onehwp  hanmen ag fnoiwarniiipetheid lipsCmlahtiwie to

le  ars of-Siegfriei.
HerSiegfriei waxet restless, for waThad came nleito f a hhbuta
oaaust,hanrchhe desire rtolbreho r
egti, wp  hKriemed d. “Ha,ico rados,” hescriei;er“wlo-wprl insos
he f.ae huwp  hme agedrouse 

 game?”
Her“Taen,” stLo 
he craftytHageg, “lh,iussfind wlr isp ae best
spoTtsc n.
HLh,iussdivido-y haaustsman agedthe hoonss so  maiollieamay ridehalwne
enar shgicwrrs  ; e crgreytsprais dshdllsbe  ohndmhewrteustsp ae best
egedb ars ofs


palm.”
HerTo 
hissSiegfriei agreed, agedasked etlyefordonehhoons 

atlead aeanerwsll
brhk nh
oi ai
chasup o accomeany ndm.
Her ei.ass. granted. Thenu mer  ed rean oldlaustsmanuwp  hanli rhoons anrchl5or ah
spoTtsc nh
oienar s
her  wa.aaniabonseoc  ho game. Mfny b a hstiwe enstartei ansshunteth
oi ai
dea, , s. ispe fsh aeewayuwp  hgood
hu tsme,.
HerNlthhis b aeftme li rhoons startei ceura escape Siegfriei. Swdftswas ti  bsteeedal baei
empe h, egedwleteen itiwal blan o ibotr hess on ed reup
wp  hitiand slewnit. Once hachncwu teneeda stark rothmiaheyil
acerAd  ig
egaarrwstatd ai
monstai,fhhashet ier

rrch sthi
heart.rTye f.ae hurang
wp  hacclaimhatr,w

deed.ananTyenu mer  fellibrswi hhegedadbuffalo, antelk, fou igrimhaurochs,dagriamabear,inby ceura daess.a ndna escape aim, so swdftsanriwiahtiwysOhe.anAnordhwnbreoahtirfwirasbotrrtolbay. Thwngrisly b a h
charged h m, b01,.
drawiimihi hswadt,hSiegfriei yransfixet itiwp   


shiniiipalado.
Her“I pray y he,
lorf,” stLo 
he austsman, “lhave aoTusn o rthhis liv in, bfordin erut tttyhserhimTarm dlehaempty boho mwu tainsendef.ae h.”
HerMerriersrang 
he nlise nop aeachasupi, Rw tgreenwoodO
hateday. Thh hills
Hagedthe aeafy rislie oop ae f.ae hureseonduoswp  htye sheuts nope f
hu ter  e cr


bny inyos
dogs. Inrttatleu t in manyrehb a h
 rttitc
dea, -daypegetgreytswas 


rivalry. 801 enathtee eu t in wa.atv
T anrchthh heroesa rttaeraw t
ryst-fi hwe

yssawsRhaerSiegfriei had proveu
himest
CRw tgreytest austsman nop aemfdll..
erOnenbrsoneny ey reevenedTfing  ah
f.ae hu
oi ai

ryst in-plr. ,icarrring
wp  h aemftye shaggy fellioop ae bear,  aeebri hly botr-sk i, agedthe
grey pe,eioop ae wot
. Meaterbhund frinuahytsplr. ,iagedthe blastnhs
a
HhnrnTegnounc
 hto Rw thusgryhkndahts R
atr
he KindCwa.aabhuta
oaf a h.
SaLo Siegfriei’slaustsmanu ohndm: “I
heardthe blastnhs
a hnrnTbiddind
u  reevenu
oi ai

ryst in-plr. ,” agedrai iimihi hbugnth
o eil lips, hutiegsmeret it.
HerSiegfriei wa.aabhuta
oaleav‘ y hef.ae h, amblisi quiehly ordhbysebnck
y  rch sthi
greeneways, wletuhesrou edrahmdahtytbsare Tme li rhoons ss.erslippediagedthe bear lumb
Teihhsf, pursuedabrsSiegfriei ansshisamen.anTheyddashedhihyosaerav ihweegedaerthSiegfriei y eoahtieo run the beast
dwsn,hb01  aeesidee ws en,oo s 5,piagedthe knlahtdceura nleiepprnachhit
ordhbysebnck
dLdahtlyhah
sprang fing eid s 5,d, agedthe bear,doer in
eil apprnach,ihnceOmwre sookafldaht.rSo swdftutnawollow wa.aSiegfriei’ .
pursuier

aefereO
heih avyrb a h
ceura eludo-himnwaThad can
shit
ay
Hits syaggy coatsanriead aoons itlie such aamanner 

aefit
was ttrmless;chthhn, 
y inyitiacrosrahi hcoyse’slbnck,dhwnbreoahtiihu
oi ai

ryst-fi h bfordpentimf
HerPrnudlyeemerged Siegfriei fing y hef.ae h, agedGunth r’ hmen,soer in
eig com inopranu ohntldlnds
coyse. Wlerdhwnead dismwu t thhaTdragged

le bear fing eid coyse’slbnckarothsetiihulrrs . Immedia ely 
haTdogs.
pursued it,degednn its effoTts bouescape insos
he f.ae huitddashedhmadly
y  rch sa bytd hs
scullionsseeohwwrwneookiimibyCRw tgreytsfiru. Tyerutiwal a clatsai os
ironTposs, agrdburniiiparatds
wer  streme habhut. Mfny
goodlyhd,ooee ws enspoilede Tme KindCgave orden

o slipdthe hoonss 

aierwer  os aeas . Tak iny

i ibow  egedspsars,  aeewatevbys
set hfo binachasupoop ae bear--b01  aey f ar
 hto shewt at ier

rrch sflan of.
weondind anyremhiipim tgreytspackyos
dogsrttatleu s Diethits fln ks. Tyeeronenman wlo
ceura keep paceewp  htye bear wa.aSiegfriei,dwlr,ecom ineup
wp  hit,dpiercet itiwp   hi hswadteegedlait itideat,n, Rw tgreond. Then, bldfthis 

 carcen  otheis sheoraeys,dhwncarrieioit backi oi ai
oirhwe
o

le marvelhhs
srl presont.ananTyenubeganuahe f a h in. Rt wemeytsiwer  hegee hareond,dagriall ss.erfestive agedgay. Noosuspicionnead Siegfriei y aerhehwa.adoomd utfordti  bheartTws.tpurehoopall do ert. 801  ae winehead  otdye1 be‘n br oahtaying btye kptchen,iwlereaerSirsSiegfrieioson er t.ananAddresshis Gunth r,thehstLo: “Wlyrdo  otdyou ime, brhis Dsuwine? Iope i.
isp ae manner inswliresyeoi
reaergood hu ter ,lcertes,eIiwprl hu t  oer oree SurelyeI havetdeserved
bettssOatdyou ihagrs.”
HerAgedthe falsh Gunth r ansmeret: “Bld r me nle, Siegfriei,tford


fault.
isuHageg’t. Trulyhah
weora havetDsupasioo,nope ir h.”
Her“Dlan masten,” stLo HagegtnopTrony, “


fault isemine--if
fault ittibs--oby  rth oahtawe werhh
ouhu t to-daypeerSpes art agedthiteentdioerI seniebaeiwine. Iopwe gope ir hy to-day,lcretitsmeeIiwprl havetbetsaiancare
ag teen timf
”
Her801 Siegfriei wa.aae ir heen
istLo: “Is
winedlacks, theh mu hhweohavetiwatererWhasheorashavetcd ped near r sos
he Rline.”
Her eeOSlny inyos
Siegfriei
HerAgedHageg, perceiv in hi hcheoc , repeiei: “I
knownhs
a eooltspringanclosehatleand. Ifpyeoiwprl inls m meeIiwprl leat,yeoi
hiteen.”
HerSade ae ir hewa.aSiegfriei,dans start ineup fing eid seat, hehinls mei
HHageg. 801  ae craftyt che rr, desir in boudraw h m awaylfings


Hcomeany so  maionongielsh
weora inls m y hm, stLo 
ohndmh s 

y
werutisett inyoueffordy htspring: “Methsay, Siegfriei,t maionongicanikeep pace
wp  hyeoiwheh yeoirun
dLe,iuss ee now.”
Her“Taetdmaylsasiersbe proveu,” stLo Siegfriei. “Le,iussrun to  aeebrook bforde wagai, an h ee wlo-wpnso mer  first. IfpITlosehIiwprl laytmetibsy  hayeoii, Rw tgras . Nay, Iiwprl  ore,tfordIiwprl carrrswp  hme.
epear,dohielf, ansshuntindCgsare”
Her eenudicrhgigiad otheis weapons,hll i 
o eil qui fs,dwlileO
hei teens
strippei,dans ofs

yoset. ButaSiegfrieiosasierspen edraheg agedarrrv‘f batftme li r-tre dwmer  was 


well.h801 he weora no1sdrinksfirstlfor bcwureesy,hll i ar
heoahdhehwa.asade ae ir h.ananGunth r ed reup,
aen1sdown to  aeewater, an hdrn k os


pure,teoolerwsll.hSiegfriei y enuaen1shdm trhdrinksalso. 801  ae falsh Hageg,ancarrringfhi hbowrand swadtehutahs
rhach,
sprang bnckarothgrippeipe f
hero’s
mdahtytspsar. Thenulrrk thhaTfordy htsec h,imwtk otheis  fsture
b aefKriemed dehad werked.ananAssSiegfriei drn k fing  ah
stresm Hagegtpoi eriim tgreytsspsartrnrchpluei5orit
aetwoeth ae hero’s
sheoraeys. Deeply
diedthe blado-pierce
y  rch sthi
smot wlereOlayh aeesec h,imwtk, so  maiothe blood spurees.
outaethtee traieby’s
garment . Hagegdleftr,w

spsartdmepsinaSiegfriei’ .
heartTandeflewninigrimhc sseifings

tplr. .
HerTheoahdweonduos
oi ai
dea, , Siegfriei rosehfing  ah
stresm like a
Hma
 eneteldoneegededstiabhuefh m f.a aeweapon. 801 elthhis ed re
o ti  bhagrdbuerhisashielferThi hce-picked up fing  aeewater’s
edge agedrag batdHageg, wlo-mlahtino1sescape aim, for, sade weonduosasreetwa.,nso
Hmlahtily
diedah
smithaawatr,w

shielfrwsll-nlahdburst agedthe jensas.
ent wesdoenedTiioflewninifarndfrs. Thwnblowsrang acrosra

 meydwshs.erHagegdfellibenea  htye strhk .
HerIt wa.aSiegfriei’sllastnblow. Hi hcou teneoc  wa.aalreatyt
haefno aadead.
man. Hesceora no1sstegeduprdaht.rDown ae craood hamhiipim tfs mers;chfastnfs me hhi hblood;ytn h thagonydhwnbeganu ohupbrtLo 
hosehwlosead
Hcentrrv‘f sisedea, .
Her“Cowtrfseegededitiffs,” hescriei, “i he i.a aenprichayeoipaytme f.a my bfeal yh ohyeo? Irl havetyeoidonenbrsyou if ietds,dfordsons nopyou shs.erye1 unborniwprl ieeli


wedahtrnopthisedeuo.rYeoihavetvenhe syou ismtte
ord yibody;hbueffordthisedastardscrimeoall good knlahtsdshdllsshun yeo.”
HerNatoall surroonsuoaeim, agedthose Rhaerwerhh
ruehamhiipim m mwuenedTfor baim. Gunth r also wept. 801  ae dy in man, evenindCto
h m, stLo: “Does
Hhes-mepsfordy htevilhfing whng  ah
 vilhco rth?dBlttssOf.a wim R
aefit bhadirecained undone, f.a mdahtytis ti hbld re”
Her eenustLo falsh Hageg: “Wlaefruehye? Surelyeou icare
istpent. Wlo-wprlernowswp  stegedus? Rlahtigladism IlRhaerSiegfriei i.ano
mwre.”
HerLnud wa.aSiegfriei’sldo l f.a Kriemed d. “Nevashwa.asa foul aamurderer onenas 

eoihastidonenord m, O k ino”thehstLoe
o Gunth re “Itsaveedthy bldfe agedhnnoud. 801 ifat
eoicanst
snrwrtrut tto any  n
 arth,
snrwrit btosmysdear wdfe, Inbeg os

e, f.a  evas had weman suce woedfordonehs f
lovei.”
HerPalnfullyhah
writeedh s 

y
wsdchei eim, ageds.ree blca reweakas he.
epf aiprophetncylly.
Her“GreytlrTshdllsyefruehthisedeuo inr,w

eays bouco ro”thehgroaned, “f.a
know, allioopye,t maioie slny inymreyethavetslailhyouTsetv‘se”
HerWeerwerhh
m tfs mersiwp   hi hblooi. He struggl5orgrimlrswp  hdea, , b01ch,oo dmepshad aeantthe blow, agedstllastnw

spf aino
mwre.
Her eeydlait hi hbody h la shielfrhs
ruddy go desnsssookacwut el wp  hone bag teen nrwrt
yosheorashido-y atr,w

deedshad aeantdonenbrsHageg.
Her“Suy ehsvehwe fallan  n
 vilheays,” stLo many; “bueflh,iusssrl nddepe i.
eh inopagedhnloe
o onenyale:t maiois,t maioa.aSiegfrieidrodehalwnetieer
he f.ae huhehwa.aslailhby robbfrs.”
Her“801,” stLo HagegtnopTrony, “Iiwprl  yest
Cbear ndm backe
o BurgonsyerIs.
isuarly lecosc rndnopmlne ifaKriemed dewmep.”
HerKriemed d’s Grief
HerGreytses. im tgriefsofrKriemed drwlendsheslearned oop ae murder oophai
husbytd, enosehbody had aeantplyc frataassO fseddoarabyCRw trecoyseless
HHageg. He agedthe ae huoop ae Burgonsians prehenduosRhaerSiegfriei hadtibsenaslailhby bytdiss, butseth

i iepprnachh ae wound. hs Siegfriei
Hco menc
 hto blmed ayreshein muteewp n
sscoop rhachery.TKriemed d
Hsec h,lyev me ha terriblm revenge agedweora no1squi1  ae lagedwlerf
her
aelovei
smouse wal buriei. Fordfou iysarsdshesspf aine fsse wadte
o
Gunth r or Hageg, buiosatlsdlont
en
isto inrauchambmr near Rh tminstai
enar sSiegfrieioss. buriei. Gunth r sentofordy htNibeluei5n 
rtasurehfor btye
purpos  hs propitiyt
nd h r,tb01 shehdhstribu edsi1 swdf eely
HamhiipGunth r’ hdependfstsrttatlHagegtcosc iv5or ah
suspicionny aerher bintegtioniwal bousubornitw m yosh r eduse endef.mont
rebellion wp  il btye
Burgonsianedo  i
ac ;o mer y  haeldoeizud it
en
ist k itTi, Rw 
Rline, y  c
nd Kriemed d’s b h,hregtne fsstrhdivulgehits wlererbhuts.
HerIt i hadcircumsteoc  hs
somesimpoTteoc  R
at
wnathtei htrtasuretiign rs  ae lagedoop ae Burgonsians t
yotf aiehainamm hs
Nibelueis,
assSiegfrieioss. called Lord oop ae Nibelueissethfirstlpts es iis 


Hhotrf, endef.ahtei hrtasonny aerpers hs
aw tpoemdwnt weco menc
srwp  

le Burgonsianeacqui emont
os
tee yrtasurehss. formeslyis ws has tye.
Nibeluei5n Not.ananTye confiscation oop ae yrtasurehss. ag teen sharp wound aoTKriemed d,erenoosfpsarl bouhavetbittsslyichasiood he fsedhostileOectico mitted
against
her
ay
y rwuncletHagegtand terhbr teens, egedyothavetsec h,lyernurs thhai grievanc
srahrrch hutaRw trecarndfr oophai sa
 enet
existence.ananKriemed drMarries Attila
Her eirte hiysarsdeftets
he dea,  hs Siegfriei, Helche, wife hs Attila,
ortEtzel, KindCoop ae Huns,hyav in diei,t maiomonar whwa.adesirousmaoopmarrringfagain, an hdLspsdchei eis fap  fulacwutcirs r,tRüdiglow.
MargravehoopBechlarn, 
oi ai
BurgonsianecwurefRodaskofordy hthagrihsanKriemed d. Hss b h,hreg, etlye,oo anxious tolbrerid oophai accusinganpresonce,igladlyucossenteth
oi ai
msdch,tb01 Hagegthad f.aebodinds 

aierifhshehgained p merr seiweora mreskheTdreatfun vengeeoc  hnitw m dll..
801 he wa.atv
Trulei,dans RüdigloTws.tpermitted tr intenview Kriemed d.
Athfirstl seiweora no1shlan ofi ai
msrriage,tb01 wnathRüdigloTexpress t.
hi hsurprise atd ai
manner inswliresseetwa.a rtaaedytn hfr ownhcou try,
an hyinteo  aytsifhshehwerhh
ouwuoswp  hEtzel  seiweora bregutrfed
against
suce insulthis eonducl, shescossentet. 801 firstl seimado bRüdigloTswear Ro avengeptloTwrhims, egedyhi hce-diedldahtly,  whikhis.
itdmer lyhaiweman’sseedmdwnt weweoraspass awaydeftetsmsrriage.rShe
accomeanieioRüdigloT
oi ai
cwurefofiEtzel, stoppiiipet
h thcastleihsanBechlarn, enar sdwe,eiti hwife Go elini ansshisadan
ter Dietarndf. Tyeerjoveneye
oiVienna isedescribedytn detail. Aeflhus, e m
yomh,iEtzel batdTulnaewp  htwo ty-fou ikinds anssprincesytn h thtraintanedadmdahtytireeinue, 
he greytest guest presonttbe
nd Dietrt weoopBern, KindCoo

le Go hs,twlrs-p   hi hbagedoopWolfinds wa.asajoveniiipet
 ai
cwurefof
Etzel. Thwnnuptials sookaplaceeatiVienna amietgreytsmagnificshce, b01ch,  rch sarl Kriemed desorrwsed etlyefordSiegfriei anssbroocetelhimTane
eatkly ordhloTsche rscoopvengeeoc .
HerSll i ysarsdpen ed, durhis wnt weKriemed dewentthe lovehoopall Etzel’ .
cwure.rShesbwre the K in a
sen, Ortareb, egedgained tye confiishce bagedr smsc1hhs
hisaadvisfrs. Ag teen six ysarsdpen ed, agedKriemed d
Hbrl iveos,waer ae yime f.a vengeeoc  ead  owdarrrv‘ferTo 
hisseothshe binducmdhEtzel  trinvithahss b h,hreg agedHagegtto
h thcwurefetiVienna.
Athfirstl ae Burgonsians likeedthe hosmttablm men ag fwsll,ib01chsuspicionnhs
it wa.asas hih 

i imindsnbrsHageg,twlrsguesseio maiertrhachery lurkedibenea  hits hwneyeiosords. Inrtt tegedy ey acceptedethe binvitationtagedjoveneyeth
oi ai
lagedoop ae Huns,han  husageden
isixtytiknlahtsden
inine t husagedsoldiens. Onr,w

waydy ey hncwu teneedmanyrprler.mons.ananTye JoveneyananTy rch sEastennoFranklagedrodedGunth r’ hmenotowtrf Rw tri fsrMain, led
brsHageg,tfordwelliheoknewn al way. Arl  enuwen er thenathteeyssawsRh

Hhost, f.a  evas had any ssenasuce lorflyhkndahts .a such a rt weane
napo
 reeinue. W rl mlahtionehseo-y atr,w
sehwerhhprinces. Onr,w
ertwelf  heaydy ey ed re
o the bn ksdoop ae Danube, Hagegdrid inytn ,w
ervan. Hesdismwu t thonuahe riv r’ hsageyoshere agedtieiends
steeedRo aertrhu. Tyerri fsrwa.aswollan -p   reins en
ino bottsiwer  ie sdaht.rNow

le Nibelueissceora no1sperceive nrwrt
yowerhh
ouwinro fsh aeestresm, bforditiwal br ad ans strhim.
HerAgedHageg
rebukeedthe K inopsny in: “Illsbe wp  hyeo,
lorf.rSereyetno1
b aeftme ri fsri.aswollan egednts flood  s
mdahty? Mfny adbold knlahtershall se losedaerthto-day.”
Her“Nothgreytlr douawy wadtsh
lp, Hageg,” spf aiehaiK in. “MeeeesOw
r  it bfordy henton ear whforda fadt,hinstaat,nopwast inythyibrea, .”
Her801 Hageg sneer thback: “I
am  otdye1 wearyhhs
ldfe, O k ino egedIis,oo
nothaoTdras hih 

se br ad wav‘s. 8lttssO maiomendsheoras ie brsmy bswadteih Etzel’ elan . Staydy eoi
henabyCRw twater’s
edge,dwlil hhI seok
a ferryman alhiipim tstresme”
HerTo endefro hess oahtirfferryman.rSoordhwnheard e smlaoo,nopwaterhanrchheark‘ned. Iniatspring no1sfar ofs
someswo enuws hhba a in. Hageg spist

lemeegederept
stear
hilye,owtrf Rw m. B01pe eyssawseil apprnachhanrchwonttswdftlrsaway. Hageg, apprnach inopseizud 

i icl tees.
HerNato,w
sehwo enuws hhswan-maioens,n.a mermaids,dagrionenoop aem,
HHadburg, spf aieo
wim. “SirsHageg,” shessaid, “well wot IlRhaerygis,oo

oafini afferry.rNow givetaoTusnou igarment ianriwsiwprl snrwryeoiwhereeroneni .” Theyibreasteiebae wav‘s like swans. Once mwre spf aiHadburg:er“Safely wprl ye gopeo Etzel’ elan pegetgreytshnnouds wprl ye gti, Rw re;
aye,tgreytmriR
aniherorevas rodre
o fini.”
HerRlahtijoyous wal Hagegta1pe i.aspemch. Backeh  hegee h
oi ai
msioens btyei iweeds.
Her eenuspf aiag teen mermaid, Sieglind: “Tf aiwarniiipfing me, Hageg..
8rl ive notd ai
word oopmlne aust,hfordsh Oha. s  hadec iv5or ah .
HGo nleito Etzel’ elan utford

r  yeoishall  ie.rSo evenuagain. Wloso
Hride  honwtrf ha  htak nhdea,  brs


hagr.”
Her“I
heea nleitwy wadts,” stLo Hageg, “f.a nrwrsheorasit
aet maioallioopus
di s
her  

rrch sthi
haeefoopanyone?”
Her“So mu hhit
ae,” stLo Sieglindop“fordnonenoopyeoishall liv‘, sav‘ y h.
K in’sdchaplain,hwlohalwnetwprl co r
egti, safeianrisound aoTGunth r’ 
lagee”
Her“Yh arrewpseiwrv‘s,” lach eedHageg
bittssly. “Well woorasGunth r anss i.
ladtshbrl iveymresheorasIitelliwim R
i hrtdf. I pray y he,
snrwrus o fs
im tstresme”
Her“So b  it,” repeieieSieglind; “shoc  yetwprl nleitvenuyeoifing yeorerjoveney.rSereyeoiyot er tnnabyCRw twater’s
side? Tyeru isp ae etlyeferryero fsh aeeri fs.”
HerAtihnceOHageg
mado-ofs. ButaSieglini called eftetsndm: “Stay,iSi .
Knlaht;lcretitsme,ayeoia en,oo muce inhc sse. Ford aeiladt
oo imes 
lages,twlrsi. called Elshweegedai hbr teen, KnlahtdGelfrat, w,rl make
iergo ttrf wp  hyeoiai ys crosra

isOdo  i
ac . Gutrf yeoicarefullyuane
eearewpselrswp  h
he ferryman, for waTisuarigemaniutaoTGelfrat, egednf
Hhes-prl nleicrosra

 ri fsr ohyeo, call f.a wim,aen
istydy eoiers namme
Amelric , a
herornopthiselagedwlodleftri1 swme yime agole
”
HerNa mwre spf aiHag nh
oi ai
swan-maioens,nb01 sear w ineup 

 ri fs
bn ks, hehinons an tnnaDieth


farthrn shere. Lnudlyeye called ecrosrer
he flooi. “Come f.a me, yerryman,”thehstLo, “agedIiwprl bestrwrupol btyerean trmletrhs
ruddy go d.”
HerNato
he ferryman ss. r napo
 an hdLa nleicare
fordsenvi. ,iagedthosehwlo
Hhelpei eimuws hhastproueds.ree. They
heard Hagegtcall inopa01 recked
nothhs
it. Lnudlyediedah
call acrosra

 water, wnt wereseonduos
o ti  bcries. Then,rhi  petienceOexhaust,d, hu sheuted:
Her“Comehhiteen, fordIiam Amelric , arigemanito Elshwewlodleftr,w
sehlages
Hbreduse hs
aegreytsfeui.” Asphesspf aihe rais dT i.aspear,doneent wess.eran trmletrhs
brlahtigold, cunnhislyefdooioned.ananTye han
sy ferryman sookaan oartrgedrwsed acrosr,tb01 wnathhedarrrv‘f batftme farthrn bn kphesspiea nleindmhewrteadscriei fordpen ag .ererAtilastnw

sawsHageg, agednn greytsaigerrstLo: “Yeoimay bl called
Amelric , b01 yeoia en otdlike ndmhewrm IlRheoahtieo bedaert, for waTws.er yibr teen.rYeoihavetliei to
me agedther  yeoimay  tay.”
HerHagegta1
empte rtolnmpremssthe ferryman byskindnes ,dbuerh
 refusetp o bldstenh
o eil wadts,itellhis 

 watevby y aerhiseladtsh
ad enemies,
enar y  haeld evas cwnveyethstrangersdecrosra

 ri fs. Hageg 
henmaoofered h migold, anriso angryhdiedthe ferryman becw rh

aefhhastrlckiaiertle Nibelueis-p   hi hruddfr oar, ent webrhk ro fshHageg’thceao. B01pe e
watevby smote ndmhswdfiercelrswp  hhi hswadte

aefhhastrlckihi hceao hfo begededstiit,n, Rw tgreond. The skiffnbeganu ohdrdftsdown taeestresm, bagedHagegw wad inytnto  aeewater, ead mu wesdonton ecure it
en
ibrhis ittibnck
dWi, emlahtiand cainhye
pullei,dans in even inyiti ae eartsnsfpsd
inswi hhege. Hes
henafloa ei dws hstream, enar shehinons  i.
ladtshstegeiimibyCRw tshere. T ey ed redown to meeehndmhei, emfny
questioniims, b01 Gunth r, espyhis 

 blood inr,w

skiff,oknewnwell
wmaiofateO
he ferryman ead metiwp  .
HerHagegt
henacalled sos
he f.otc nh
oileat,the nbyse hinsos
he r vssO maiertleyemlahtiswdmdecrosr. Arl  ae yrappiii ianribaggag fwsretplyc frin
im tskiff,oagedHagegw plny inytaeesteersman, ferrieiofull manyrmdahtytiwatevbys
insos
he uns ws hlan . Firstlwontt
heds dahts,lsnathteeer en-at-arms,d
henafnls meiinine t husagedf.otc n. 8y
no
means wal Hageg
idle onny aerday..
erOnua suddfnhye
espiea 
heds in’sdchaplain closehbyCRw tchapelibaggag , bleanieis-p   hi hhond. Dieth


rrl cs,dagrirecallhis 

a1  ae wis 
wo enuhad utldlndm 
haefnely teds prie huweorasreevenuen
inonei teenCoo

le Nibelueis,hhe seizud ndm brs


middle egededstih m fing  ah
skiff bintop ae Danube.
Her“Hold,iSi iHagegw hnlo!”scriei ti hcomrado . Giseleen grewswr te;ib01chHagegtnely smilede
Her eenustLo Si iGernotioopBurgonsy: “Hageg,twlytsavaile  hyeoiteeerchaplain’sedea, ?dWlar y  haeavetyetslailh ae prie h?”
Her801 Rw tclerkhstrlckio01 boldly, for waTwiood hton ave eil life. But
eh l Hagegtweora no1shave agedthrustshdm trh

 bottom. Once mwre 
 
Hcamre
o the surfr. ,iagedthisp ime he wa.acarrieiobrs


y  cm hs


wav‘s 
o the sageyoshere. ThenuHagegtknewnwell 
haefnan
shmlahtiavail
against
 aep idinds wlires
he mermaidsuhad utldlndm,t maionotirfNibelueiersheorasreevenu
o Burgonsye
HerWnathtee skiffnhad aeantunloaded oopbaggag fagriall Rw tcomeany nad aeanerferrieioacrosr,tHageg
brhk ritTi, piecesyegededstiit,insos
he flooi.erWnathasked enar y  haeldead donehso,hagedhnwrt
yowerhh
oureevenuying btye lagedoop ae Huns backi oi ai
Rline, Hageg stLo:
Her“Sheorasweohavetatcowtrf othtei hjoveneyewlrs-eoras
venuhi hbackionuahechHuns,hwnathhedco rthi oi ai hstream hes-prl di sa shamrfuladea, .”
HerIndpen his 

rrch sBavariai ai
Burgonsians ca rehoboucollhsion wp  
Gelfrateegedai hbr teen ElshweegedGelfratewa.aslail. T ey we enrec iv5o batfBechlarnobrsRüdiglowtwlrsRrtaaedytm m mwstshosmttablypegetsnrweTee
manyrgdft. Dieth

m, bestrwi s DiethGernotieis favouTitehswadt,
ordGunth r a napo
 suierofaarmouT,dagrion Hagegta famous shielferHe
accomeanieiotaeestrangersd
oi ai
cwurefofiEtzel, enar s
hey werhhmehtifirstloopall brsDietrt weoopBern, wlrs-srnedytm m b aefKriemed danprayed dailyefordvengeeoc  Dieth

mofordy htmurder oopSiegfriei. WleranKriemed drbeheldiHagegw h r archenemy,esseiwspt. Hageg saw, aged“aoons.
hi hhelmetiti
tere”
Her“Weohavetnotimado-a good joveneye
oi ai hf a h,”thehmutter t.ananKriemed d’s Welco r
Her“Yh arrewelco r, napo
syegeds dahts,” stLo Kriemed d. “Iegreeehyeoi wt bfordyou ikinship. Wlaefbrhis yeymrefing Wormsobeyot i ai
RlineO maieryresheorasbehsohwelco r to
me nar ?dWlar aeavetyetputh
hefNibelueieryrtasure? It isemineds.rye
knownfull wellopegedyresheorashavetbreoahtiiher eito Etzel’ ecwure.”
HerHagegtrepeieie,waerhehhad aeantordeneiobrshisuarigeeladtshton i k itTi, btye Rline, en
ither  mu hhit
li s
prl doomsday..
erA1pe i.aKriemed degrewswr te. Hageg wonttonhton aye,waerhehhad enrch stoer o boucarrrshisashielf
en
ibr a hplate. The Que‘n, alarmed, desire rtmaierall seaponsesheorasbehplyc frinuh r eharge,hbuta
oaeh l Hagegtdemurre
,
en
istLo 

aefit
was ,oo muce hnnoud
fordsuch a bwu t ous princessstoerbear ndsashielf
en
i teen armso o eil lodg in..
erKriemed deld rnt,d, sny inytaatr
hey sfpsared sos
hi k  maioshesp ahnet
trhachery against
 aem;hbuta
oaeh l Dietrt weegsmeret in greytsaiger
b aefhehhad y  h-srnedyGunth r anss i.ibr teens oophai trhacherousmaintegtions.eKriemed dews. greytlr abaood hatr,wis,dagriwp  hutaspsak ig
e
word shesleft
 ai
cwmeany;hbutas hhsseiwsn1 shehdartei fuTious glanc
s
Dieth

m, fing whires
hey well saws-p   wlytsaadaigerous fo s
hey hadti ohdeal. K in Etzel  nathasked enoOHageg
mlahtibe, egedwas ,ols  i.
name agedlhieag fagriy aerhehwa.aadfiercearothgrim watevby. Etzel  nattirecognizud ndm a.aadwatevby ewrteadsaeantadhostag fwp  hndm alhiipwp  
War
han ofiSpaintanedewrteadsdonehndm yeeman senvi. ..
erEvent iMarch
Her ei.alastnpen ag  cwnnectsp ae Nibeluei5neieiswp  h
he Lyt
ntpoemdoo
War
han ofiAqui1aine. Indeed, Rw tgreytsGerman epic co tainstreptaaederallusionss
oaeh l werkdoop ae nie  hord
en  hcen ury, ent weisedealt.
wp  hlytmriithtei hbook..
erEvent inownmar whqui.kly.eKriemed deoofered go deutaolo 
ohndmhwlrs-eoraerslarsHageg,tb01 al
heoahdher enemyiwal wp  inuh r grasp, so douaheyiwarer
he watevby anriso terriblm eil appsareoc  R
at
noneidared donbaly l
Hwp  hhim. A Huniwal killedrby accioentlie a 
ovend rnt,tb01 Etzel bpr tect‘frhi  Burgonsianeguests. Aeflhus, eBlodeliniwal bribedyay
HKriemed detota1
ackiDankwartTwp  han  husagedfnls meys. Dankwart’ hmenerwer  all slain,hbuerh
 himest
Cmado-good hissescape by flahtingfhi hway
y  rch sRw tcloselrspackeedHunnhs  re ks. DankwartTrushed sos
he hallerenar s
he
Burgonsians wer  feast inywp  h
he Huns,hagednn greytswra  
acquainteo Hageg wp  h
he trhacherousta1
empt ent weeadsaeantmado-upol beil life.
Her“H sseiye,tbr teen Hageg,” hescriei, “f.a asdyresi1  aerenou is dahts
en
isqui esuaritslailhih 

i ichambmrs.”
Her“Wwrtea  heoneny isedeuo?”hasked Hageg.
Her“Si iBlodeliniwp   hi hcarl‘s. 801 
 brea, e.ano
lhiien, ford yest
CI bpartei hi hceao fing eid body.”
Her“Ifhce-diedh s adwatevby,d
henait isewell f.a wim,”trepeieie,w tgrimerHageg; “bue,tbr teen Dankwart,dyrea enredrwp  hblooi.”
Her“’Ti hbuefmyiweedsuwliresyehseo-y us we1,” stLo DankwartTcarelessly.
H“Tae blood isrttatlos
oteen men, so manyrpnss o, e maioIsceora no1sgiveeryreyaledoop ae numb
T.”
Her“Gutrf  ae doar,tbr teen,” stLo Hagegtfiercelr; “gutrf itdye1 so
b aefnotirfsi ale Hundmaylsscape.eIiwprl horasparl‘rswp  h
hese bravetiwatevbys
ewrteaveasa foully slailhdefeoc aemssc n.”
Her“Well sprl Iegutrf  ae doarway,” lach eedDankwart; “Itshall plnysyehahechpers hs
chambmrlain,hbr teen, ithtei hgreytsbusines .”ananTye Begi,nindCoop ae Slan
ter
HerHageg, moTtellyei,censd hatr,witslan
ter oop ae Burgonsians brs

chHuns,hanederhimly susmsc1 in Etzel hs
conspiracyei, Rw taffair, drewerhi hswadt,hagriwp  ionenblowsoop ae weapon smote ofs


ceao hfdyouig
Ortareb, ,witsonnhs
Etzel agedKriemed d. Thenubeganuatslan
ter grimhans.
greyt. The Huns f oahtirthfirstlpnssst
-defeoc ,tb01 as t
yosawsRh
i .
f ietds fall t
yolait on inrgood earnest agedthe cwmbytsblca regegfsal.
Athlhus, eDietrt weoopBern, s. r neutralutintenvenei,dans succeed frin
br inhis abhuefa half-trlce, enar brsEtzel, Kriemed d, aht RüdigloTwereerpermitted tr leav‘ y hehall,h


rrcarndfr oopEtzel’ ea1
enseot hbr in
slan
teretelike shmep. Inigreytswra  
Etzel agedKriemed deoofered h avy
br b‘s 
o anyrwlrs-eorasslarsHageg.rSe fsal a1
empts wer  mado,ib01chwp  hutaavail; agedthe terriblm conflicticoneinueds
prl  dahtfall,
enae a 
rlceoss. called. Fing eid placeeoopveotag  i, Rw thall Giseleentireprnachuo ndsasi h r wp  hy rp rhachery, agedKriemed deoofered ton perf
her
ar teens is

yoweora ewssent tongivetupsHageg.rB01pe i.aooferertleyecohtemptuousersrefusetw hnlo in dea,  prefd able bousuchhd,oonnoud.
HKriemed d,rinuh r bittss
haee,
set Rw thall ethfire, egedmwstshs


Burgonsians pasiood hi, Rw tconflagrat
acerKriemed desnss ae Huns wereer sseonduoutnawollow whenaith


mwrn in tleyed,oco fse
isixshundTee
oop ae Burgonsians wer  stprl aliv‘. The queantapp aleieto RüdigloT
o
HcomeleteO
he slan
ter,hbuerh
, eghastiatr,witioealoopa1
ackiiipfiietdserenomnwaThad swadnhtonpr tect, wa.aabhuta
oarefusew whenaKriemed danrrcinsuoaeimhhs
hisaoa  hto
her
dWi, esorrwshye
proceed fr
o fulfil  i.
promiseweegedGiseleen,soer inseil apprnach,rimagineedn  ed rea.aanially.
HB01pRüdigloTpromptlyhd,oillusionuoaeim. The Burgonsians wer  s. loa  ti oha1
ackiRüdigloTs.ree tlem, agedHagegtand te excheoi5orshielfs. Tyeercwmbytsreco mencei,dans greytswas 


slan
ter oop ae Burgonsians,
u thl Gernotiaht RüdigloTcamre
ogetwmrdans slewnonenan teen.rA1pe i.,anWolfhart,dDietrt weoopBern’suariuteneot, ledshisamen against
 ae
Burgonsians Ro avengepRüdiglo’sedea, weegedGiseleeneegedWolfhart sleweronenan teen.rVolkeneegedDankwartTwer  also slail. Athlhus, eall sereerdeat, ave Gunth r anssHageg,twlrm Dietrt weeccostei anssenomnwaTooferedti oh ave.rB01pe i.aooferdHageg
refuset. Thenu me Lord oopBernegrewswr te.
HerDietrt weIntenvenes
HerDietrt we
henadonneednds armouT egedwas en hsted tr eccoutr
 himest
Cay
HHd dearatd. Hesfe,eia
heroic
mwod inspire aim, a good swadtewas il beil hand,dagria sto01 shielfrwa  otheis arm,hagriwp  i
he fap  ful
HHd dearatd seiwsn1 boldlye
hen. ..
erHageg
espiea eig com in en
istLo: “Yendfr I seo Si iDietrt w. Hesdesiresti ohjoin baly liwp  ius eftetsnd hgreytssorrwserTo-daypshall se seo-yoerenomnmu hhgo tt tpalm. I fear ndm n t
dLe,ieig come on.”ananTyi.aspemchrwa  notiunheard oopDietrt weegssHd dearatd, fordHageg
camre
o enar shehinons 


cerr leaningfagainst
 aepwallioop ae  hus ..
Dietrt weseerhisashielf,n, Rw tgreondhagednn worfulatonesCstLo: “O k ino
enar y  haeavetyetRrtaaedymreso? Arl  yamen are gole,dIiam b
Teftloopall
good, KnlahtdRüdigloT
he braveesnss ruehi.aslail. Wlyreavetyeteoneny es 
 a ins? NevasesheorasIihsvehwerkedpyeoisuchhsorrwserThi k olhyouTsetv‘s
en
iolhyouTTwrhims.rDoeyetno1egrieveffordy htdea,  hs youTTgood kinsmen?
Ahutnaw Iomourth


fallioopRüdiglo! WlaesoevasejoyeI havets ws hinTldfe
b aefhavetyetslail. It iseno1sf.a me bousorrwshis
myskin betslail.”
Her“Howhso,hDietrt w?”hasked Hageg. “DLa nleiyou ime, co r to
yhi hcall
armeddfing eeat,to
heel wp  hintegt

o slaypus?”
Her eenuspf aiDietrt weoopBern. “Tyi.ais fate’slwerkden
inotr,w

doindCoo
man,”tstLo 
he aerr. “Gunth r, 

eoihastif oahtawell.hYielf,thee now
asshostag , na shamrpshall it
aet o tt ‘. Theoishaltafini mhh
ruehans.
fap  fulawp  i
hee.”
Her“Nay,iGodaf.abiu,” criei Hageg; “Iiam stprl unfetteneedanriwsiare etlyertwr. Weorasyethavetmreyielf, reaftetssuch a strife?”
Her“YehuweorasI sav‘ y y
ldfe, braveesnssnapo
 Hageg,” stLo Dietrt w
earnestly. “Yielf,thee, Inbego egedIis,rl convoy y he safeihw rh
o
Rlinelagee”
Her“Nay,iceasup o crav‘ y i he iino”trepeieieHagegtangrier. “Such a yaleershall  evas be ,ols oopme.eIiseo-buta
woahs
ye,tyeeegssHd dearatd.”
HerHd dearatd, addresshis Hageg,tteenustLo 

a1  ae houTTweora ew  dwmen
Hhes-eora gladlyuaccepth
he trlceohiseladtToofered,tb01 Hagegtigtrepeyertwitted Hd dearatd wp  i
he manner inswlireshehhad ylei fing y hehdll..
Dietrt weintenruptedethem, sny inytaatrit irl beseem thhaio‘s 
o oco danlike ancionttbeldams, endef.abado-Hd dearatd ton ayemere. Then,soer in
ttatlHagegtws. grimhhs
mood, Dietrt wesnsdchei upshisashielferA
mo rnt
latfshHageg’thswadterang otheis helm,hb01  aeeLord oopBernegutrfed h m
wsll
against
 aepdreatfun blows.rWarily
diedah
gutrf ndm against
Hageg’t
Hmlahtyefdlcoion Balmuin. Atilastnw

dealt Hagegta wound d5,piagedwido.
H801 
 dLa nleiw,oo 
o slaypaim, desir in ra  fsr oheaveasuch a cerr arerhostag . Cast inyawaydhisashielf,ytn h tharmsow tgrippeipHagegtnopTrony,ereno, fapntaying loss oopblood, wa.atv
Ty  rwn.rA1pe a1 Gunth rubeganti ohwail greytlr. Dietrt we
henaaoons Hagegtand lea eig 
o enar sstood
HKriemed deans gave eimehoboueen natd. Rlahtimerryiwal thenatr,witslahteren
iblesseioDietrt w,hbowhis lowhbsy  handm,t ellhis ndm 
haefhesead
requi1 thhailoopall tloTwoes, egedyhatl seiweora serve ndm u thl dea, .
Her801 Dietrt webeggeipHageg’l lifeioop ae Que‘n,  ellhis nssO maioseiweora
requi1 hhailoopall b aefhehhad  onenagainst
her. “Le,indm n tasuofero”ersait he,t“breduse yeoisee hdmdsteged aerenaoons.”rB01p seiordeneiotmaierHageg
be lea awayh o dureoc .
HerDietrt we
henawegt

o enar sGunth r stood inr,w

hall egedhusaged h m
in strife. Lnudlyerang 
he swadtshal baei
wohhaio‘s circld hi, flaht,
eear inymdahtytblows  n
 a weoth r’ hhelm,hegedmenu mer  had greyt
wondfr naw Si iDietrt w dLa nleifall, so sorelyeangryhwal Gunth r for btye
loss oopHageg. 801  ae K in’sdblood wal te nh
oiooz  

rrch s i.
armouTiims, egedasow tgrewsfapnte iDietrt w tv
Tcamrendm a.ahehhad  oneerHagegtand aoons eim. TheniwysOhe ,oo tak nhbsy  haKriemed d, aht ohce bagti, Rw snapo
 Dietrt webeggeipa lifeifing y heQue‘nerThi hshehgladly
promised,tb01 trhachery was ilueen neart.rTyeniwsn1 shehto Hagegtandersait 
ohndmh aytsifhseiweora reevenu
ae Nibelueis’ yrtasurehboueen
Hhesmlahtistprl go tw  dsafeianrisound aoTBurgonsyerTw tgrim
champiol begsmeret yhatl seiwasteietloTwords, egedyhatlwaThad swadnhan oathtno1
bo
snrwrtae hotrf wlileOany  frhiseladtshstprl lrv‘ferA1pe a1 egsmer aerterriblm Rheoahtie teneed
he migedoopKriemed d, aht wp  hutatye
least
comeunctiont seiordeneiotmai terhbr teendGunth r’ hlifeibe ,ak n. T ey
strlckioff hi hceao like 
haefno aaco mord alefactoT,dagribrs


hai .
shescarrieioit sos
he KnlahtdnopTrony. Full sorrwsfullyhah
gazei upol bit,lsnathtven inyhisseyes awaylfings

 yaggadteegeddhstortei feyture.,anhehstLoe
o Kriemed d:
Her“Dlad isp ae napo
 KindCoopBurgonsyweegedGiseleen,segedGernotialso.erNatononeis wseth oop ae yrtasurehsavetmr,hagedntpshall evas be hiduying btyee, 

eoifietd.”ananTye Dea,  hs Hagegtand Kriemed danerGreytlrswr te was Kriemed drwlendshesheard tmai terhstratag msead
Hce r to
nan
s. “Full prl havetyefrequi1 thmr,hSirsHageg,” shescriei
Hfiercelr, an hdrnwing 
he swadt oopSiegfrieilfingsits syea, weshesrais d
ierwp  hb te hond. anristrlckioff  ae Burgonsian’thceao..
erAmazei anrisorrwsful was K in Etzel wnathhedsawsRhis.r“Alas,” criei h , b“yhatl uch a cerr sheoras ie beondhagedbrs


hagrsfno aaweman. Hss 
lie  htye bestshs
kndahts R
atrevas camre
o baly lio iborela shielf.erSadelr do  htyisedeuo grievefmr,hnawollo muce Iswas ti  fo .”
Her eenuspf aiols Hd dearatd, fullioophorrwsO maio uch a thhis had came 
o
pen ,t“Lrly leshall it
profit nssO maiosh Oha, eslailhndmhswdfoully,” he bcried; “wlytevas hap to
me,dye1 wprl Ieavengepbold Hageg.”
HerWp  h
hese wadtsh
Trushed aefKriemed d. Lnudlyediedshescryeout,ib01charly ledLo 

a1 avail een, fordwp  ionengreytsstrhk -Hd dearatd clove
her
i, Rwail. T e victimsfno fateOlay  till.hSadelr wsptpDietrt weegs
Etzel. So enduosRhe hih sflastlpnsdea,  aht woe. Moru ispnleito behstLo.
HLh,iy htdeat rest. T us fell Rw tNibelueis,hy us was eccomeliood hthe bfaeefoopRh
i   hus !ananTye placeeooporigin oop ae Nibeluei5neieisisamuchhd,oput,d, a numb
TCoo
scholarsdergoiiipfordits Scegeiiavianegenesis, b01 itimay bl stLo 

a1 btye
ewssensusfno op i
achamhiipmodernestudfstsroop ae epic is 

aierit sookaits rise insGermanr, alhiipim tbn ksdoop ae Rline, emhiipim 
Frank,oo divhsion oop ae Teutonic folk. Place-nd rshlhud calouTTto
yhi 
assumpt
acerT us i, Rw sOdfswarasweohavetatSiegfrieilSpring;tatBruned danBeisisasituaaedynear FrankfoTt;o mer  i hadHagegtWell ytsLorch, agedthe
Drachenfels,n.a Dragon’thRock,dis,n, Rw tbn ksdoop ae Rline.hSingularly
enrch utnawollow iopwe desireaadfull survey oop ae Nibeluei5neieisstory,ereeohavetbousupplemont
itaying eareiesO fssionssi, use emhiipim tpeoplesmaoopScegeiiavia egedIcelagee T essiare dhstinctlyfno aamwre simeleeegs
eareyeformh ay, Rw tGerman  fssions,hagedntpis tolbreassumeo 

a1 btyersrepresontttseioriginal Nibeluei5neieisstory,eent wess. presorv5o bfap  fullyei, Rw tNorth,
wlererssthe familiarityhhs
itsstheme emhiipim 
SoutherneTeutons eduseioit sosbrealteneedagaintanedagaintfordy htsake
oopveriety,eu thl bousome extont
italo hhitsioriginal outline.hMorutv
T,chsu wepoemshal baeiNbyserVolsueiatSagatanedThidreksdSaga,pnleito spsak
oopoth r ansslesser epics,haffoTedmanyrdetailstrelyt
nd sos
he.
Nibeluei5neieiswnt weitsdoespnleico taindnn its presonttform. It may
beeintenest
nd sosgiveta summaryhhs
baeiVolsueiatSaga, ent weisea
prosechperaphrasupoop ae EddatShims.ananTye VolsueiatSagaananTye epic eears wp  i
he hhstory oop ae yrtasurehoop ae Nibelueis,eegs
 ells naw alcertaindHrep  mas had i1sgiven ndm brs


god Loki arera seregildtfordy htslny inyos
the formes’thsen, Oturn.a Otter, wno
occasionellyesookay htshapeyos
tha1 egimal. Loki tn h thtvenuob1ained

le ransomlfings

 dwarf Andwari,dewrteadsstolenait fings

 r vss-gods
oop ae Rline.hT
 dwarf,ei,censd hatrlo ing 
he yrtasure,
pronounc
 ha
Hmo hhdreatfun cuTse Diethithagedntslpts es ons, sny inytaatrit weora br

le dea,  hs 
hosehwlossheorasge,inols oopit. T us Hrep  mas,dntstifirstlownlow wa.aslailhih hi hsl5,pibrshisusonnFafniowtwlrscarrieio
he.
yrtasurehawayh o Rw tGnitadHea, wewaert, yav in tak nhthe formfno a
dragon,dah
gutrfet it.
HerThe yrtasure--agedthe cuTse--nextspen edrinsos
he keep inyos
SiguTed(
he.
Nbyserformfno Siegfriei), aadescenseotyos
the racm hs

 Volsueis,eeerhouse trac inyitsegenealhgy backi oi ai
god Wodel. T e full story oo
SiguTe’ eanc
stry ntpis unneces aryh o dearewp  hy re, s. it narerarly leinflueoc  hnitw  cwnnexion oop ae story oop ae Volsueisrwp  

le Nibeluei5neiei.
SiguTeded reundfr 
he yut,lag  oopRegi,, ,witsonnhs
Hrep  mas en
ibr teenCoonFafniowtrec iv5or ahsmagic steeedGraniaying btye kpino egedtheniwysOrequesteiebrsRegi, tr en hst eimehouob1ainiis 


Hyrtasurehgutrfet brsFafnio. AftssOf.ag in a
swadt f.a wimest
Chutahser
he fragmfstsroopa blado-left
brshisufa  fsrSiegmond,dhenavenges  i.
fa  fs’sedea,  egedtheniset huta
oaa1
ackiFafnio. Meee in Wodel, waTws.eradvisfd brs


god  o din a
dptch inr,w

eragon’thpa, . Encwu ten in
Fafniowt htslew h m agedthe eragon’thblood ran tn oi ai
dptch, wp  hut.
ent weseiweora havetbeenad rwneiobrs


ylood oopgwre fings

 mhi h r.anAssthe eragon-diedhhes-srnedySiguTedagainst
 aep rtasurehagedntslcuTseeren
iagainst
Regi,, eno, hehstLo, ss. p ahn in SiguTe’ edea, .
HerWnathRegi, sawsRhatr,w

dragon-ss. qui1 hdeat,dhwncrept
fing eid beio in-placeean
iquaffeedntslblooi. Then,scutt inyouefthesheart, he
beggeipSiguTed
oarodstiit,f.a wim. Inrttis,nperat
acpSiguTedbvent  i.
fingersdegednnstinctiv5lye
hruststhemhih hi hmouth,hy us tast inyhs


eragon’thbloodwewaertDiethhehwa.asurprisede
o finidyhatlwaTcomerehenduo btye laggutgm hs

 birds. Heark‘n inytntfstlyh o Rw tstrange,pnewersounds,hhe learned  aytsifhseiwimest
Csheoraseaefthesheart, tnathhe
woorasbehwis riR
anianyone inr,w

wad d. The birds fuTth rubetrayed
Regi,’s
evilhintegtions, egedadvisfd SiguTed
oakilliwim.rSer inyhis
eaiien, SiguTedwegt

o enar sRegi, ss. agdscutioff hi hceao egedate
Fafnio’thceart.rFnls m inyhoc  agti, Rw sadvicm hs

 birds, he
breoahti aep rtasurehfings

 cave agedthathjoveneyeth
oi ai
mwu tail bHiniarfjall, enar shehnescueiotaeesleep inyValkyn, Bryned deortBruned d,erenoohad aeantpierceiobrs


sleep-  hrndnopWodel ansslayrpnsslumb
TCclad
insfull armouT wp  inuahcastle, surroonsuoaby ashedgm hs
fld rehMountind beil hbyserGrani, SiguTedrodre
  rch sRw tfiery obs
aclre
o the gate
hs

 castle. Hese teneedit, ege, finiing 
he maioen enleep,scut


armouT fing eeriwp   hi hswadt--oby durhis eerilhiipslumb
TCit nad
Hbrcame  fsedti
t Diethhed. 8runed d
hailea eig wp   joy,hfordsh Ohad
Hv me hne fsstrhmarrr aaman snooknewnfsar. Shestan
shSiguTedmuchhwisdom, bagedfinellyesyerseledged 

i itr te. Hes
henadepartei,eaftetspromis in
to
rrcarn fap  fulato
her
.
erOnuh thtrav5lshhedarrrv‘fpet
 ai
cwurefof Giuki ordGibt wo,ha kpin enoseer omainstwer  situaaedyonu me Lomer Rline.hT
re dsons had he,tGunnaT,chHogni,segedGutthbym, agedsadan
ter Gudrun, aamaioen of exquistte
beauty. Hi hqueantbwre the namm hs
Grimed d, aht wa.adeeply
 fss frin
magicarescieoc ,tb01 wa.aevilhhs
nyture.
Her eeydrec iv5orSiguTedwi, emuce hnnoud.
Grimed doknewn frhiserelyt
ons bwi, eBruned d,eans gave eimea
potioniwnt weproducmdhf.agetfuln
sscoop  e
wat-maioen, so  maiohedacceptedethethagrihs Gudruniwnt weGiuki ooferedtieim. The msrriageoss. celearatedrwp  hgreytssplhudouT,dagriSiguTeanrrcained a1 Giuki’ ecwure, mu wescclaimet f.a wisedeuoscoopskilliegs
valoud.
HerGrimed domeanwlileOurgei upol terhsordGunnar Ro sueffordy hthagrihsanBruned d. Hesreselved tr eccept
h r advicm anriset huta
oavhsit
h r,chtakieis-p   himySiguTedani affewpoth r fiietds. HesfirstlvhsitedtiBruned d’sufa  fsrBudli,segedaftetwtrf herhbr teen-in-lawsHeimiowtying benomnwaTheard tmai 8runed d
ss. frhenton woose Rhe man shehdesire , b01ch, atl seiweora esmouse no onenenoohad nleiriddfnh

rrch sthi
hedgm hs
fld reh eeydproceed fr
o Bruned d’sucastle. Gunnar a1
empte rtolpierce
y e
fld rs,tb01 wa.aunable boudouso ll i wlendseaaedyonuSiguTe’ ehbyse, bfordGraniaweora no1sst r,is wsieis-ell 
haefit
was notieis ma h r wno
urgei eimhhn. Atilastnsyersmado-use hs
aepotionib aefhad aeantgiven them
brsGrimed d, aht SiguTe, inr,w

shapeyos
GunnaT,drodre
  rch sRw twall
hs
fire. Hesexplaineth
oi ai
wat-maioen  maiohedwas 


son oopGiuki egs
had came 
o claimueen natd. Thehdestinyolait upol terhbrsWodel comeelled
 fsr ohewssent,tb01 shehdhriso wi, emuce relucteoc .
SiguTed
henapen ed
y  ee nlahtsdei terhsido,iplac inyhissswadt Gram b
tweantthem a.aadbar
hs
separyt
on;hbutaaerpershis ee drew fing eerifingers

 r iipwp  
wlireshehhad originallrspldahteednds tr teato
her,dagrireplyc fritpwp  
ag teen tak nhfing Fafnio’thcotrf. Shortlr aftetwtrf  ai
weddindCoo
Gunnar agri8runed d
ss. celearatedrwp  hlav,oo splhudouT,dagrisyersall
reeveneth
oiGiuki’ ecwure.
HerMa1
erstprogress t happilyefordswme yime,eu thl oneidayi8runed d
egs
Gudruniwegt

o ba ae inr,w

ri fs. 8runed d
refusetp o ba ae farthrner own taeestresmiR
aniGudrun-- maiois,tinr,w

wah r wniresfs me hying bGudrunito
her--en ert inytaatreen nusbytddwas 


son oopa kpino wlile
SiguTefhad aeco r
edmenial. Gudrunireeortei boueen si h r-in-laws

a1 bnotiGunnaT,dbushSiguTedhad penetratedethethedgm hs
firehagedhad uak n.
f ng eeri

 r ii, ent weshehtlendsh me h
o Bruned dTi, proof oophai
words. An econdhagedll i mwre dhsturbhis eon fssat
acpfnls mei, ent w
Hserv5o etlye,oei,creasup hehhatneiob
tweantthehwo en, agri8runed d
p ahnetheTdreatfun vengeeoc . Shesfeignethillnes ,dreeirei boueen be
,
en
iwlendGunnar inqui ed wlytsailea eer,dasked eimehfshehnecalled she bcircumsteoc scoop  ei iwoo inopagedhnw SiguTe, en
inotrhe,trodre
  rch 
y e
fld rs

o eithhed. So fuTious wal thenatr,witdreatfun insult ent w
Hhad aeantplyc frupol terhbrsGudrunit atl seia1
empte rtoltf aiGunnar’ 
life. Sh  stprl lovei
SiguTe, en
iceora ne fssf.ag ve Gunnar agrihis
si h r fordrobbhis eeri frhim.rSo eerriblm wysOhertgriefst atl seist k bintopa d5,pislumb
TCinswliresseetrrcained fordsel i eays, no oneniar in
to
wak nhhed. FinallrsSiguTedsucceed frin
doindCso,hagedshesld rnt,d 
o
eimehnw cruelly shehhad aeantdec iv5o; shehdeclaneiotmai tehagedshe
Hhad aeantdestined fordonenan teen, egedyhatlnrwrshehhad rec iv5orfor ba nusbytddaaman snooceora no1smsdchs-p   him.
SiguTedbeggeiphertnleito
HharbouT etgrudgm against
GunnaT,datd told eeri frhis
mdahtyedeuos--how

latlwaThad slailh ae k inyos
the Danes, egedalso 

 br teenCoonBudli, ba greytswatevby--bushBruned dTdLa nleiceasup o ld rnt,tegedp ahnet
SiguTe’ edea, , tnrtaaen inyGunnar wp  i
he loss oopwisedo  i
ac  egs
hil lifesifhseiweora nleikilliSiguTe. Gunnar hesitatedeforda lhiipiime,
butaaerlhus, ecossentet, en
icallhis Hogni,sordeneioeig 
o slaypSiguTeantaatr
hey mlahtiy us ob1ainp ae yrtasurehoop ae Rlinego d. HogniTws.eraghastiatr,wis,dagrirecinsuoaeimhtaatr
hey had pledged 

i ioathsstoerSiguTe.
Her eenuGunnar  emomb
Teiotmai ti hbr teen GutthbymThad swadnhno oa,  hs
layaltye,oeSiguTe, en
iso mlahtiperformh aeedeuoeh eeydpliea eig wp  
wolf en
isnf aimeaeftoseae, so  maiohedmlahtibecw  dsavageobrsnyture,
en
i
hey triei to
exci1 hhd hgreedrwp  hyaleshoop ae Rlinego d yrtasure.
HTwicm dLa GutthbymTmf aiehaia1
empt assSiguTedlayrpnsbed,tb01 twicm
Hhes-a.adeeerreilfingsslny inyndm brs


cerr’thpenetrat inyglanc
. Tyeer,wirf  imr,hnawollo, hehinons ndm a.l5,piagedpierceioeig wp   hissswadt.
SiguTefawokehagedhurledshisaws hswadt aftetsGutthbym, cutt inyeimehoertwr. Hes
henadiei, stat inytaatreeoknewnBruned dTsosbre ae instigator
hs

 murder. Gudrun’stgriefsss. fra thc, egeda1pe i.aBruned dTlach eeeraloueds.riopwp   joy;hbutalatfshshehblca remwre grief-strick nhthantiSiguTe’ ewife eenself,oageddeeermineth
oibeteonenwp  hlife. Dohn in
 fsrrt west array,esseipierceioeenselfTwp  hanswadt. Aspsseiexpi ed she
Hrequesteie
oibetbvenethonuSiguTe’ efugfsal pyre, egedalso prophesieeantaatrGudruniweora marrr Atli,segedRhatr,w

dea,  hs manyrhaio‘s weora br
eduseiotnar br.
HerGudrun’stAdven ure
HerGudrun ilueen greytssorrws ylei 
oi ai
cwurefofiKhis Half oopDenmark, batfent weshehtarrieiofordsel i ysars. Hss m teen Grimed dolearned of
 fsrplaceeoopchoc almont
egeda1
empte rtolbrhis abhuefa recotciriat
ac
betweanth r anssGunnar. Sh  wa.atofered muce yrtasurehifhshehweora marrr
Atli,sKindCoop ae Huns,hagedfinellyeshescossentet. Atlihblca r
Hceveeousfno Gunnar’  wealth--oby tye lattss
had uak nlpts es ion oop ae
Rlinego d--agedinvithioeig 
o h thcwure. 801 Gudrun sontta men ag fof
warniiipboueen br teen.rThehrunesuwlirescomeoseiotnis,dnawollow wss 
so manipulateiebrsV inh,ionenoop ae men engers,htaatr
hey reao eseeerhtrmless invitationtinstaat,nopaiwarniii,iagedthispGunnar agriHogni
eeeermineth
oieccepteh eeydrhached Atli’ ecwurerin
due seasen, egedas btyersarrrv‘fpV inhed,oclos dT i.a
rueheharacter, stat inytaatreeohad
Hluneed
hemehobouaisnfre. HogniTslew h m, egedaso
hey rodre
o Atli’ 
ewellhis 

 Hunnhs  k in en
ihisusontharmeed
hemsetv‘sofordbaly liane
eemandei
SiguTe’s yrtasure,
whires
hey declaneiobelhiieiebrsrlahtitoerGudrun.uGunnar  efusetp o partTwp  hit, ege
aegreytscwmbytsblgan. Gudrun
armeddeenselfTendef.uahtion 


sido-ofueen br teens. Anfierceabaly l
Hraged wp  hgreytsloss onhb te sidos,eu thl neareyeall Rw tNibelueis wss 
slain,hanssGunnar agriHogni,
y  cmtp o yielf,
oi ai
pomer hs
numb
Ts,
eer  captuneedanriaoons.
HerGunnar wa inownasked ifhseiweora purehase eil life wp  h
he trhasure,
en
ieetrrpliea even uellyesyaioseiweoraudouso ifhseiwer  given Hogni’ 
neart.rToueumouT hiserequestp ae Hunsscutiouefthesheart,nopaislavliane
breoahtiih 
ohndm; b01 Gunnar sawsRh rch sRw tstratag msagrirecognizud
y e
heart,asrttatlos
atcowtrfeh eeyd
henacutiouefHogni’ sheart, egs
GunnaT,doer instaatr
his was ildeuo thesheart,nopaiprince, ss. glad,rfor bnwshye
alwnetknewnwnar s
he
yrtasurehoop ae Rlinego dswas tie, en
iw
erv me h
aatrAtlihsheorasne fssknownhs
itsswlererbhues. Inigreytswra  
t
chHunnhs  monar whordeneioGunnar Ro bre
  rwnehobouaipierofasnf as. Hi erhtgrsfwerenaoons,dye1 


cerrhfings

 RlineOplnye
iso exquisttelrswp  
hil to‘s ontadharpiwnt weGudrun had segt

o ndm 
haefheslulled sos.l5,perall teetrrpthles--wp  h
he except
ac,nopan adder, wnt westuis ndm 
os
he.
heart,so  maioheddiei..
erA1li,sspurn in tle bodieshoop ae fall‘n,  veneth
oiGudrun, sny inytaat.
shesalwnetwas tolbld r fordw aefhad happ‘ned. T
atrevan in sae k lled
 fsr wousont, ErpiagedEithl, en
iserv5o 

i iyles  atr,w

banquet ent w
H,w

KindCss. giviiipfordhis watevbys. WlerrAtlihasked oby tye boysstoerbetbreoahti
o ndm, waTws. told b aefhehhad  runk 

i iblood inrhis wineeren
ihad eateh 

i ihearts.ananTyatlnlaht, wlileO

slept,sGudrunitookaHogni’ sson Hnifl ii, enoer esire rto avengephi hslan
teretefa  fs, egedhuten in Atli’ echambmr,
H,w

youigaman 
hrustsahswadte

 rch sRw tbr a hCoop ae Hunnhs  k inerHe
awokeh

 rch sRw tpaintoopwisewoons,dytddwas informedhbrsGudrunit atl se
was ti  murderes . Hesbittssly reprnachuo ner,donlye,oebe ,ols t atl se
caneiofordnoionenbushSiguTe. Atli’ elastnrequestpwasrttatlhisawbsequiesmasheorasbehsu wess wer  fitt inyforda kpino egedto ensurehbaatreeohad
Hprop r fugfsal Tites Gudrun sot
fireh
o h thcastledanriavent  i. body
togetwmrdwp  h
hose hs
wisedead re1ainers.ananTye fuTth ruadven uresihs Gudrunia enrelateiein certaindshimsytn ,w
erEdda,hb01  aeeVolsueiatSagatprop r etds wp  h
he dea,  hs Atli.ananCwmearisonthb
tweantthehEpics
HerWe seo-fings

is eccountdRhatr,w

VolsueiatSagatpresontsytn mfny
respectspan old r form oop ae Nibeluei5neieisstory.
SiguTedisp ae sa r
HassSiegfriei;
GunnaT,dHogni,segedGudrunia enparyllers wp  iGunth r,erHageg, and Kriemed d--al
heoah,tstrangelyeenrch ut
haefnam  i halso
bornehbrsGudrun’ hm teen inp ae VolsueiatSaga. Wes-prl necalldRhatr,w

event idetailed inr,w

firstlpers hs
tye lay oop ae Volsueisra envaguely
allud fr
o i, Rw tNibeluei5neiei, wnt weassuresiusdRhatr,w

cwnnexion we
Hhavo-y us drnwneisea
correctione.
HerMy  hordHhstory?
HerWe cw  dnown
oi ai
vexe
iquestion as tolwleteeri

 Nibeluei5neieisiser y

icareordhistoricareintoriginerThi hquestion ha. beantapprnachuo ay
Hcertaindscholarsdeno, breduse hs

i ilackios
my
helogicareknowledge,
Hhavo-rendureed
hemsetv‘soridiculous i, a1
empt inyelucidyt
ons onta
Hpudelr historicarebasis.rAndhutidelr my
helogicareorigin ispnleihereerpleated oby tye Nibeluei5neiei, b01 itisheorassudelr beirecognizud,revan
brs


cistorian snoois wp  hutamy
helogicaretrainiii,iyhatlnr story oo
anyra thqui1yeexistsuwliresdoespnleico tainda subs
a tharesubs
ra umdoo
 y

icarecircumsteoc .rSo spemdydisp ae crystellizat
ac,nop y

ra oons.
 ae nucleus oopwistoricarefact, en
iso tenecious i.aitsinols,htaatr
oer isonta ale it fings

 factoTs ooprear tyeisea
tasknoop ae mo hhext emoer ifficulty,erequin in careful natdliimibyCscholarsdenolpts es paiwidoeren
iaccurateeknowledgeios
my
helogicareproces es. Even to-day,dwmen
Hstudfstsroophhstory havo-reco fse
ifings

 firstlshecknoop ae hobrusion bintop aeisOdo ain oop ae my
helogist agedthe folklorise, so muce remains
to
beieffect‘frinr,w

eisonta alemont
oopwmaioishbrl iveie
oibetabsolute
wistoricarefact fings

 my

icareg rwthsswnt wesurroonsyiti aat, wereertleyecohscious hs
tye labouT wliresyet remains ithtei hrespect,revanr,w

mo hhadvanc
 hof ourtpresont-daypcistorians weora stegedeghastiatr,wichtasknwnt weawaitsstheirdsucces ons.
HerInd

 Nibeluei5neieisweohavetatcase inspoint. Wlaef
he exact
 y

elogicareelemontsico tain‘frinritsrepresonttit weora ildeuoerbet ifficult ton ay.rStudfstsroop ae Müllerian school havette nhintiSiegfrieila sun-godwtwlrsawak nseBruned d,easnyture
goddes . Thi haspect bis nleiw,  hutaitsslikelihoodwefordinionenpen ag  Bruned dTsells naw
Odin 
hrustshoboueen sido-an  hrn--evioentlyCRw tsharpist inyhs
icytiwinten--agednrwrtae seell-rendureedeen uncohscious u thl awak nuo ay
HSiegfriei. Tnar sar  many  teeri y

elogicarefactoTs inr,w

story,eegs
eith ruat ivendreordseasenalp y

rmay bl iniicateiebrsie. 801 it weora
requirela separyti
volume bouset,f.a  h
he ergomontsytn favouTfno a
pershalp y

elogicareorigin oop ae Nibeluei5neiei. Onespointpis tolbr
especiellyewbserv5o--aspointpent weseohavetnotiswdfar se nhnot‘frinra
Hceobro fssynwnar sit weora havette meo 

a1revasy specielecircumsteoc 
Hhad aeantlabouTei 
oi ai
full--agedthaioish aat, besidosp y

elogicar
mattss
huten in tn oi ai
original schemehoop ae Nibeluei5neiei, a  fse
Hceosido able mass oopmy

icaremattss
has crystellizeilaroonsyitisinceiiherss. castshobouitssfirstlform. This wirl beewbvious to anyrfolklorise
hs
expasieoc  wlrs-irl tf aiehaibrouble boucwmear s
he
Scegeiiavianeegs
German  fssions.ananTye HistoricareTyeose
H
Abrl in en
iBo r, 

e mo hhrec nt
protagonistsuoop ae wistoricaretyeose,
Hprofesssto seo-i, Rw tNibeluei5neiei 

e misty en
icenfusetp radit
ons booprear event iagedpeople.rAbrl in edmits R
atrieico tainspmy

icar
elemonts, b01 ioentifieshSiegfrieilwp  iSegasic,
son oop

e Burgonsian
k in Sigismond,d8runed d
sp  i
he hhstoricare8runt wd dis,dagriHagan
wp  hancertaindHagnerius. The basis oop ae story, eccordiiipbouedm, is btyus e meoley oopBurgonsianewistoricaretradit
ons roonsywlirescertain
 y

elogicaredetailsthavetcrystellizei. The wistoricarenucleus isp ae bov
Ty  rw oop

e Burgonsian kpindo fno Gundahan brs


HunssindA.D.an436. Oth ruevent ,dhistoricareint
hemsetv‘s,owerhh
oenuyingstheirdprop r
epoch iagedgreopeilaroonsytei hnucleus. T us 

 murderfno Segasic,
wlireshapp‘ned edahty-nine ysarsalatfs,dagrisye murderfno Atthla ay
Hhi  Burgonsianewife I dico,harhh
oenuyingstheirdprop rdhistoricarchsurroonsiii ianrifitted tn oi ai
story.
Bo r, on 


 teerihand,d-irl bnotihavetitdRhatr,w
r  i hanr my
helogyiatrall i, Rw tNibeluei5neiei,eren
, eccordiiipbouedm,  ae nucleus ooptye legand i haniols story oo
sye murderfno relyt
ve . Thi hblca regraftedyonu me Siegfrieillegand
accordiiipbouswme au  hrit
rs,tb01 Bo rs-irl notiadmit ,wis,dagr
Hpresontsya numb
TCoo ergomontsy o dispro fs

 my

icareeharacter oop ae
Siegfrieilstory.
Teetrrasen in tssinganious,tb01 by
no
means
valuable. WesknownRhatr,w

 y

elogieshoop ae ancionttGermans agedthe
Scegeiiavians wer  tn mfnyhrespects, 

eoghtno1rinrall, onenandp ae sa r
Hsystem, agedweafini many  fr ae charactershoop ae Nibeluei5neiei emhii

le diviiehbr in hallud fr
o i, Rw tEdda. It iseunlikelydRhatr,w

dramatis passenae hs
aeGerman murderfstory weora fini itsswayrpntorevan


e mo hhdlcadonttform oopScegeiiavianhbrl if. Tnar sissevasy rrasen 
o
Hconclud dRhatraegreytsmanyrhistoricareelemontsiarhh
oibete,oco fse
ii, btye Nibeluei5neiei, b01  o discountdhutidelr 
hosehwlt wearepmy

icar
i habsuTedani ll i mwre futhle R
aniit weora brh o denydRhatrmany  fr ae bincioentsnrelateiein tye greytsepic reflectiindshmaimeasurehhistoricarchevent .ananTye Klag ananTye Klag ,la sequel 
oi ai
Nibeluei5neiei, recountsnshmawmaiota reyerthe event iwniresfnls m Dieth

 dir  catastrophe pictuneedin tye greyt
German epic. It iseeth

 wlrlremwre moderne ay, Rw tLiet, en
imo h bcritic hascr b‘iih 
oha pasio
iso latehal baeifwureeen  hcen ury. It
i hhih eyeartificieleagedinartisthc, egedGrimmspointsiouefthatrit is bobvious thatrinhpenn in ttr,w

au  hrTdLa nleihav‘ y heNibeluei5neiei,eres wesknownit, bey  handm. Aspntpis practicareyeuns ws h
o
HEnglioo-spsak ig reaoers,ha résuménhs
itrmay nleibeewutiofrplaceenar .anItadescr b‘s 
he sear whemhiipim tdead bodieshinr,w

house hs
slan
ter,erthe buryindCoop aem,  ae joveneyeoopEtzel’ e“fidolen,” Swemmrl i, 
os
he.
RlineObyswayroopBechlarnoegedPen au sosgivetehaibisiii ioop ae men acreertoeQue‘neBruned d,eei hre ven,dagrisye finelrpershis yingsEtzel hserDietrt ween
ihisuwife Herrat, wlrsalso 
f aiBechlarnooh 

i iway.rLeveleren
ipo.a asd ae narrat
veois,titdrhachethpa, oshinr,w

descr pt
ac,noerthe arrrvalioop ae men engersiatrBechlarn.rTou perfihisuniec  (Got‘l it)erDietrt we
ells  aempnleito megtiontehaiberriblm event iwnireshavetihapp‘ned, b01  o  aye,waerhehen
iRüdigloTwill soo, co r to
see h r, or batfall evant iwimest
eh eeyda enrec iv5orwp  hgreytsrejoic in--Got‘l it
en
ieeradan
ter 
hi k “b teato
rec iv5 loveiwp  hutasorrws, s. oftec
bey  h, fing belhv5orglanc
s.”
Teetyouigamargraviiehha.aadf  hbodindCoo
evilhatl er instae men engersiswdfew--onlyesel i.rTyenihss m teen 
ells
 fsrnopan evilhdresmient weshehha.ahae, en
isho-i, Rvenuhas tol
ell oo
an teen wnireshas co r to
eenself. MeanwlileO ae men engersiarelaterhtgr, ege
arehobserv5o 
o behstfeh eeydgiveteopRüdiglo’sewife 

 fals 
 isiii iooppsace
whires
hey havetbeenainstructe rtolrelate, agedthe
youigerilady wendursrttatlh r fa  fsrsheorashavetsonttno
men ag  to
HhenselfTspecielly.
Teetladieshconeinuertolquestion  ae men engersiabhut.
Kriemed d:dnrwrhal thenrec iv5oreen br teen?pwmaiodiedshessayh o Hageg?
wlaeftosGunth r? Howhi.ait,dasksd ae youigeriole,dtaatrGiseleenehal trnt
hertne fssa men ag ? Ea wely in ensmer costsrtae seeakss m rliane
mwre sorrws, sgeda1plastnwisp sarsabegi, tr fs m.
Teetyouigamargraviie
exclaimsdRhatr,w
r  mu hhb‘iill  ews,htaatrevilhha. befall‘np aem, aneantaatr
heeguests en
ieerafa  fsrmu hhb‘idead. Aspsseiseeaksionenoop ae
men engersicegico taindwimest
Cno
lhiien, ege
aecryebr aksrwp  hblooi.
f ng ei hmouth. Arl h thcwmean
ons burstshobou sarsaatr,witsame yime.anTye margraviiehco juresi aempbrs

i itr te tol
ell nrwrtaey partei.
f ng eerinusbytd, sny inytaatr
heuaritmu hhhavetandhud. “Tyenuspf ai ae
fidolen, Swemmrl i  ae men enger: ‘Lasywewehwished sosdenydRo yeoitaat.
ent weseoyet mu hhsay,esinceino manoceora choc alait; aftetsyhi 
houT,dyehseo-MargravepRüdigloino m rlialiv‘.’” Tye margraviie,iwsiare
aftetwtrf  ols,hdieshoopgriefsatr
heu ews,ha.ado‘s ora Que‘neUtedei ter
abbeyeoopLbys. 8runed d
survives, egedis prevailed Diethbyrhai ven als
to
havetterhsordc rwnei.sEtzel, aftetspershis wp  hDietrt w,hlos s
Hhi  cins; eccordiiipbouan teen  fssion,shisufa e remains altogetwmr
u certain. Diet‘l it,d ae youig margraviie,iisp ak nlundfr Dietrt w’s bpr tection,senolpromisese
o finidh ruatnusbytd. 8,oonp Pilgrinuhas tae
story writtenewutiinuLyt
ntletten ,t“Rhatrmendsh oraudeemehta
rue.”
A.
eTiteT,dMa h r Konrad, tnathbeganubouset,itsdos hinTeTiting;tsinceitmen
Hit nartbeenaoftec
set Ro
 fss hinTTeuton Rongues; ora egedyouig know
well Rw tyale. “Os

i ijoyeagrihs 

i isorrws IlnrwrsaydRo yeoino
mwre;ytei hlayrp. called EinTKlag .”
HerWal
harfno Aqui1aiie
erOnehoop ae gratdest agedmo hhheroic
epicshoop ae greytstgm hs
remanc 
Hisrttatlos
Wal
harfno Aqui1aiie. It iseiniissolubly
cwnnectedrwp  h
he.
RlineOagedwp  i
he cityhhs
Wormsobreduse  i  ae vic iityh,w

herrhenoseerfeytsrooparmsoieicelearates f oahtind hgreytest baly l. It ss. written
insmhik,oo Lyt
nta1 egy yimehb
tweantthehedahtween
in i  hcen uries,dagr
H thcwnnectedrwp  hlatfsh fssionssoop ae Nibeluei5neiei, wliresco tains
numeroustallusionse
o it.rFnonsuoaDieth
radit
onarematerialthcwllected
en
iediteiebrsshmaigiftedyoccupeotyos
the cloi h r,titdopensytn ,w
ergratd manner brs
ellhis nrwrtae empire oop ae Hunsihad alreaoyplastei.
fos m rliR
ania 

eosegedysarsw whenaAtthla invaduosRhe berritory oop ae
Frank ,druled overhbrsGibt wo.dGibt wo,ht embliiipfordhis y  rie,ibrs

chadvicm hs
h thcwunestloTs eeeermineth
oipay trib01eOagedgivethostag sstoerehaiberriblm Hun;tb01 as hisusonnGunth r ws. toodyouig 
o behsonttaseeerhostag , he putiinueid placeea napo
 youthfnam ssHageg,ten
ipny inytae binvaoersraegreytsildemiityhtn ,rtasure,
tyus secuneed
hedsafety  frhis
k indom. The Huns tnathtven5o 

i ia1
ention  op

e Burgonsiansw whoseerk ig Herric
had andonlyedan
ter,hthe beautiful Hd degons. Herric
shut.
wimest
Cup  i  ae tos h frChâlons, egedcallhis togetwmrdhi  cini h rs
impartei  op

em
wisedeliberyt
on .anan“Sinceitme Frank ,dwlrsare so muce strongers

anewt, yavreyielfed,” he bstLo, “hnw canewt oopBurgonsyrhope  op
riumph against
 uch a cost? I
wprl givetmyedan
ter Hd degons a.aadhostag   op

e Huns. 8ettenitaat.
onensheorassuoferd ay, Rwatr
heurearm sheorasbehlait waste.”
TeetHuns
acceptedeHd degons a.aadhostag ,hagriwp  imuce yrtasurehtven5o 

i 
fac scwestwtrf  or
heukpindo fno Aqui1aiiew whose kpino Alpaert, yad an.
onlyeson,sWal
har,dwlrsss. alreaoypaffianc
 h o Hd degons. He, 
oo,ohad
Htongivetupshisusonnasshostag ten
ipny trib01e..
erAl
heoahdruthless a.aaniinvaoer egedcruel a.aadco queroT,dAtthlaer isplnye
i
heuutmo hhkpidnesssto  ae chd dren. Hes
rtaaedythemhih e fse
Hwayra. befitted t
i irank, en
iwaniing 
he girl overhto  ae que‘n, had
Hthe boysstrain‘frinrmershalpexerciseseagedin
ellectuelearts, 
ill i, ba fewpysars’ yimehtaey tasilyesurpen edrallioop ae Hunssinde fse
HeccomelioomentdRhatrbecw  .aadkndaht.rSo greytlrodiedAtthla’ hquean
Hyruststhe maioen, Hd degons,htaatrsseiplyc frinihss charg tell Rw 
HyrtasuresaAtthla yad wo hinTear. Life ws. p tasanttford ae you  ful
Hhostag s, b01 oneidayi ews camre
o tae earfno Atthla taatrGibt woTws.erdeao egede a1 Gunth ruwas ti  succes on.rLearniiipbwis,dHagegtsucceed f
insmak ig hissescapeyby
nlaht, anrifear inde a1 Wal
harfweora fnls m his
examele,dAtthla’ hqueantsuggesteie
oieen nusbytdd,waerhehsheorasmarrr
 ae you  ful watevby,dewrteadsgreytlrodist inuished wimest
Caefthesheae
oop ae Huns,h
oha Hunnhs  maioen. 801 Wal
harfhad nl migedfordsuch a
mat ween
ideclaneiowimest
Cunw.a  y hs marriage,Ourg inytaatrif
wedded
 fdmlahtineglectihi  cili1ary duties,dagrideclan inytaatrn teindCss. so
sweat

o ndm asoforde fsstrhbetbvsyei, Rw tfap  fulaservicm hs
h thladt.
Atthla,tne fssdoubt inyeim,dagrilulled f ng all suspiciethbyrfuTth r
victories wo hbrshim overha rebellhoustpeople,hdismissei 

e mattss.
f ng ei hmins; b01 onhre venhis yingsti  succes fun cameaign Wal
har
Hhad spemchrwp  iHd degons on 


subjectios 

i ibetr teal,shith rtoeruntouchuo a
tweantthem..
erA1 firstlshm Rheoahti maiohedmedelr mockuo ner,db01 
 pr testeie
maioheerss. wearyhhs
exile, ss. anxious to escape,hagriweorashavetylei ar s
his
buefthatrit grieveioeig 
o  tavetterhalwnetatp ae Hunnhs  cwure. Hss.
repey iseete characteristhc
oopwo enrinrmedievalieays.anan“Lh,imyeladtTco mytd,”dshessaid; “Iiam reaoypfordhis loveitrhbearreviltihapeordgood.”
HerShesthenaprovioedyeim,dwutiofr ae trtasure- westsfno Atthla,ewp  hy lm,
Hhauberk, en
ibr a h-platreh eeydfilled swon westsfwp  iHunnhs  moneyii, btye shapeyos
go denaTiims, plyc frfourtpairshoopsegealthontehaibopdagr
Hsel sal fioo-hooks,dagriWal
harftols Hd degutdd,waerall mu hhb‘ireaoypi, ba weak’s yime.ananTye Escape.
erOnu
he seven  hdayiaftetsyhi iWal
harfgavetatgreytsflastl
o Atthla,ehis
napo
s,dagrieil hbuseho d. Hespress t food agriwpn  hnitw  Huns,hage
enah 

i ipla1
ersteer  cleardagrisye table hremhv5o,reeohanduosRo btye kpinla splhudiedcarl i gapo
t, fullito 

 brim oop ae rt west age
o destpwine.hT
isaAtthla empt eeda1peTdran
t, aht ordeneioarl h thmenti ohfnls m his examele.rSoeth

 wpn  hv
Tcamretw  Huns,heno, press t ay
HWal
har,dcaroose
iso deeply
,waerall eer  a1plastnrendureeduncohscious.
HerWal
harfgav‘ y hesign  o Hd degons,dagrisyersslippeipfing y hehdll age
fing y hestable bookihisunoblm wyr-hbyserLion,ssofnam ssfordhis cwurag .er eeydhung 
he yrtasure- westsflike pahn ershon
 a weflank oop ae
charg s,dagrisakieis-p   themhshmaifood ford ae joveney,iset hff.erHd degutdd,ookay htreins,hWal
harfinsfull armouT sitt inybehinidh r. Arl
nlahtiy eyTdLa nleidrnwtrein,dagriduring 
he dayesyershiduin tye gloome
Hwoods. Atievasy br a, , atr,witsnappindCoopa twig,n.a  ae chdrpindCoo
a bird, Hd degutdd, embluoeh eeydavoiduosRhe habitations oopmegtanderskirtedethetmwu tails, enar sbueffewsfac scwerhh
oibetseeg,ten
iso 

y
madedgood 

i ifldaht.
Her801 tw  Huns,hroose
iyingstheird runkantsleep,sgazei aroonsystupidly
egedcrieillnudlyefordWal
har,d

i iboo, co ean
ondaso
hey Rheoaht,
butanoenar swysOhe ,oibetinons. The que‘n, 
oo,omissei Hd degons ani,errear z inytaatr
heupairihad escaped, madedlouedwail 

 rch sRw tpalyc .
Angryhen
ibewd dere , Atthla ceora touchtneith rufood nhrTdrink. Enraged batf

e manner inswlireshehhad aeantdec iv5o,reeotofered greytsgifts
to
hig wwoTweorasbring backiWal
harfinschails; b01 nonenoop ae Hunnhs 
champiolthcwnsido eed
hemsetv‘sofit,f.a  uch a task, sgeda1plhus, e ae
hue egedcryiceasud,dagriWal
harfagriHd degons werhhleft
to mf ai aei 
wayrbacki oiAqui1aiiera. bestnsyersceora.
HerFullioop ae Rheoahti maiosyerswerenar inspursuud,dWal
harfagrithe maioen
fledyonwtrfehHe k lled 

 birds oop ae wood agrican
shf,oo 
o supplr
 aeg wp   fooi. Hi ha1
itudre
o Hd degons wasionenoop ae deepe h bchrvalry,eegs waTws. ollo minifun fordher comf.a .rFnoreeenieaysohad
Hpen edrenah a1plast,iissuhis yings
he darkn
sscoop  edf  hst,d aey
behelf,
 hesilver Rline gleam in tn 


sunldahtten
ispiei 

e tomers boopWorms. Atilhus, ehehinons a ferry,ebut,ifear indeo mf aigossipii, btye vic iity, he ptLo 

e ferryman sp   fishes,swlireshehhad previouslr
can
s. T
e ferryman, s. it chanc
 ,ssolrisye fioo 
o tye kpin’ ecwok,erenoodress t  aeg en
iplyc fr aeg bey  hands royarema h r. Tye monar werdeclaneiotmai tnar swar snr such fishes tn Freoc , egedaskedreno nad
Hbreoahti aeg 
o Worms. T
e ferryman sa.asu morud,dagrirelateiehwshye
nad
Hferried overhaniarmedhwatevby,datfapr maioen, ege
aegreytswyr-hbyserwp  

won wests.sHageg,twlossatiatr,wi kpin’ etable, exclaime
iyullijoyfully:
Her“Natowprl IeavownRhatr,wis ispnln

 teeri ay, mrscemradedWal
har
Hre venhis yings ae Hunnhs  lagee”anan“Sayryehso?”ireeortei K inyGunth r. “It isecleardRhatrby ndm 
heerAlmdahtyesetds mehbacki he yrtasure oopmyafa  fsrGibt wo.”
HerSosordeneioeeaadhorse ,oibetbreoaht,dagrisakieis-p   ndm 
wetv‘  frhis
bravest chiefs besidospHageg,twlosseoahtiin vai, tr iissuadedndm, wa
wentiindsear whos
Wal
har.ananTye Caveti
Joveneyhis yings ae bn ksdoop ae Rline, Wal
harfagrithe maioenhhad ar
 ais yimedrhached   edf  hst oop ae Vosge . They halteeda1peTspleiwhereera
tweanttwo
hills stege in close Rogetwmrdisasituaaedya p tasanttandershaoypcave,pnleihnls meiewutiinutae ear, , buefformedhbrsthe beetlindCoo
y htrocks,daofit,haunttfordbytdits, carpetedrwp  hgre i mws . 801 arly l
sl5,pihad Wal
harfs ws hsinceihissescapeyyings ae Hunlytd, so,sspy in
this cwol-re
rtaa,dhwncrept
insidoiih 
ohrest. Putt inyoff hi hceavy
armouT, he plyc frhi hceao on Hd degons’ elap,sbiddindCwmrdkeep
wahch
en
iwf aindm brsa touchtifhshehsawsan
shoopeaiien. 801  ae ceveeous
Guntwmrdhad seenuh thtrackshinr,w

dust,dagriollo urg inyonrhis
cwmean
ons soo, camreneardRh
 cave enar sWal
harfrepos d.sHagegs-srned
eimeos
Wal
har’thpomers a.aadchampiol,datd told edm 
haefhesws. tooergreytsthwatevbyh
oipermitowimest
C
oibeteesmoiled tasily.ananHd degons,dnleic ind

i iapprnach,egentlr aroose
iWal
har,dwlrsp01 on
Hhi  armouT. Atifirstlshm Rheoahti meiapprnaching bans werhhHunsspursu in
them, agedimeloneioeig 
o slaypnar; b01 Wal
harfscilinglr badednen beCoo
good cheer,dasshehhad recognizudsHageg’ shelmehHe wa.aevioentlyCawate,
Hhawollow oop ae purpos  fordw ireshehhad aeantfnls mei, agedgo indeo


e mouth oop ae cave,pmeiaddress t  aeeassembluo watevbys,s
ellhis them
yhatlnr FrankCsheorasello re ven  o  aye,waerhehhad uak nlan
shoophis
yrtasure unpunished.ananHagegsadvisfd asperleyii,tcase Wal
harfsheorasbehreaoyptongivetupsRw 
Hyrtasureiwp  hutablooished, agedCamillo,hthe prefectios Metzw wa.asrnt
to
hig ford ais purpos .dCamillo told edm 
haefifhseiweora givetupshis
charg s,d he ywon wests,fagrithe maioen, Gunth ruweora gra t edm life;
butaWal
harflach eeiinueid fyc .
an“Gol
ell K inyGunth r,” hehstLo, “
haefifhseiwirl notioppos  mynpen ag 
Iiwirl presontteig wp   ln

honsneioarmlets oopredometal.”
HerHagegtstronglyCadvisfd tye kpinl
oieccept tye tofer, fordon tye nlaht
bey  hrhehhad had andevilhdresmioopa bearrwhires
ore oofionenoop ae
kpin’ elemsytn cenflict, en
iputiouefonenoophisaws heyesuwlenihs ca r
HtosGunth r’ eaie. Gunth rurrpliea wp  hansne s,dagriHageg,tgreytlr
humiliatet, declaneiotmai tehweora share neith rusye fiahtin.a  ae
smoil.
an“Tnar sissyouT foe,” hehstLo. “ITwill staypnarm anriseeehwshyeoifarelaterhi hcatds.”
HerNatoonlyewnetwatevbyhceora a1
ackiWal
harfatsthyime. It isene dlesssto
goshoboudetailstoophisasel sal cenflicts,swliresa envarieilwp  i fse
Hceosido able skilliegsifancy,ebutrallioopwliresand inuh thtriumph. Tyeersix  hchampiolrhehhad uo
meet ss. PatavrLo, si h r’ sson  o Hageg, enoervai,lyeendeavouTe rtolrestraindndm, b01 wlrsalso ss. wbystet, en
iaftet
y e
fallioop ae nextswatevbyh
he Frank d
hemsetv‘sourgei Gunth ruto end
Hthe cwmbyt;db01 
, fuTious atlhisaweotyos
succes ,donlyedro fs

msto
ttr,w

m rlivehemontly.ananA1plastnfouTfno 

msmadeda cwmbined a1
ackioniWal
har,db01 breduse hs.
 ae nar rwnesscoop  edpa  
t
yoceora no1sco r
etteig wp   egy bettss.
succes i ay, ceora onensi ale watevby,dagrisyerstoodwerhhputiouefoop ae
fdaht.
HerTeenuGunth ruwas left
alwnetage, fler insto Hageg, bes oahtindm boucwme
to
hi eaie. LhiipdLa Hagegtresistnwispontreyt
rs,tb01 a1plastnwaTws.ermhv5ohbrsGunth r’ edescr pt
ac,nof

e manner inswlireshispkpisfolk nad
HbrantslaindbrsWal
har.sHageg’ sadvicm was tolluneiWal
harfin oi ai
opeg,
enah b te sheora a1
ackindm, so Hagegfagrithe kpinldepartei anriselected
eTspleifordagfambusw,hlett ind

i ihorsesdgo loose.
HerU certain
oopwmaiohad pen edra
tweantHagegfagrithe kpin, Wal
harfdecided
Diethremain in tn 


cave 
ill ,w

m rniii,iso aftetsplac inybusw s
Haroonsytee mouth oop ae caveptongutrf against
aasurprise,dah
gav‘ y ank 
to
htavensfordhis victory.ananRis in yingsti  kne s,hhe boonsytogetwmrd
 hesixihorsesdwliresrrcained,erthen, loos ig hissarmouT, comf.a edeHd degons a.abestnhfdmlahtianderrefreshed wimest
Cwp   fooi, aftetsw ireshehlaypdos hupol tisashielf,anderrequesteie
he maioenhtolwat wedurhis ei hsl5,p. Ar
heoahdshesws. tired
 fsself,oHd degons kept awak ebrss inhin tn a lhwn
one.hAftssOeid first
sl5,piWal
harfros  refreshed, en
ibiddindCHd degons restnhfsself,oae
stoodolean in upol tisaspear,dkeep inygutrf atp ae cave-mouth. Wmen
Hm rniii had came hehloated obuTfno 

ihorsesdwp   smoils tak nhfing

le deao watevbys,sen
iplycindCHd degons onr,w

fif, , mwu teed
hedsix  .
wimest
.rTyeniwp  hgreytscautiolrhehsonttforwtrf firstloftell Rw 
HobuTfladonihorses, tnaththe maioen, agriclosfd tye rear wp  i
he horse
bearing 
he ywonyrtasure- wests.
HerFordabhuefa mileO aeydproceed fr
husw when, looking backwtrf,oHd degons
espied swonmenaTidindC own taeehill ,owtrf  aim egedcalle rtolWal
har
Htr fsee. 801  aai tehweora nleido, sny in: “If hnnoud
falls,essa r
Hshdll a1
endimyelastnwouT.” Hesbadednen tf aiehaireinseoopLion,shisugooi.
charg s,dwlirescarrieioehaigo d, aht seek  efuge  i  ae nedahbouT in
woodwewaileO

ascenduosRhe hill ,oeawaitnwisponem
rs.
HerGunth ruadvanc
 ,shurlhin tnsult inyepith tsaatr,witchampiol,denoerignoneioeig, b01  veneth
oiHageg,teppear insto 

i iold fiietdship
en
i
oiehairecwllectionssoop ae manyrhouTssoopchd dhood 

y had spent
togetwmrehHe had uheoahti maioHagegs-eora havetbeena,w

firstl
o welcwme
eig, -eora havetcomeelledindm boueccept
hil hbspitar ty,hagriweorashave
esc.a edendm psacefully to
hi efa  fs’sek indom. Ifhseiweora br akshis
fealtye,oeGunth r,hstLoiWal
har,dhedsh oraudepers rt w,htisashielf,full boopred go d. Irritateeda1p uch an tofer, Hagegtrepeiei 

ai tehweora nleerbet elud f,segedRhatrfordWal
har’ssslny inyoophisakpismenihs mu hhhaveervengeeoc . So sny in,reeohurledshisaspear a1 Wal
har,
whires
he lattss
evoiduo. Gunth rutnathcastsaessaftpent wesa.aequellyehtrmless. Then,
draw ind

i iswadt. agdscoverhis themsetv‘sowp  i
hei ishielfs, tna
Frank sseoahtibouclose wp  i
he Aqui1aiiiag,twloskept tyem a1 barswp  
hil spear. Asp
hei ish.a e iswadt. ceora no1srhach pentdWal
har’ssmdahty
Hshdft, Gunth rua1
empte rtolreco fsd
hedspearrwhireshehhad castsage
enireslay blfwre the cerr’thfeet,datd told Hagegttongo i, finnt;tb01 as
Hhes-a.aabhuef
oipickiit Diyyings ae groonsyWal
harfperceiv5oreisedevicm
Hage, plac inyhissfoot Diethit,dfluei Gunth ruol tisakne s,hagriweora
Hhavo-slaindeimehad nleiHageg,truswiiipboued eaie, managed boucwvssOeim
wp  htisashielf.ananTye strugale coneinuei. The wotisunsline camre own,fagrithe champiolt
eer  ba aed inusweyt.dWal
har,d
ire roop ae strife, 
ook tye tofeosive,
en
isprinnhin aeiHageg,twp  hangreytsstrokehoophisaspearrcarrieioaway
alpers hs
hi  armouT. Tyeniwp  haamarvstlous blown frhiseswadteae smote
hsfr,wi kpin’ eleg asofaa asd ae thih ehHe weora havet ispat wedendm
wp  han econdhblow, b01 Hagegtthrew h mest
CwvssOGunth r’ ebody,anderreceiv5or ae swadt-strokehonphisaws hhead. Sos-ell 
empeneiowas ti  helmantaatr
heeblado fsew i, flinoers,hsli fse
i
oiehainatdle.
HerIns
a tlyaWal
harflookeioabhuefhig fordan teen weapol,db01 quickeres uheoahtiHagegtseizuds ai
opp.a uiityhagdscuefoofrhiserlahtihani,er“fearfulato
people iagedprinces.”
But,ionsismnye
, the cerr tnsertedethe
woonsuoastump tn oi ai
shielf,dagridraw indwp  htisaleft
hege
aeHunnhs 
hdlf-swadtegirtpboued erlahtisido,iye struckiaioHagegsswdfiercely
,wae
Hhesb
Tefefhig ofrhiserlahtieye, cutt inyd5,pitn oi ai

emp liane
lip iagedstrik inyoutasixiofrhiseteeth. 801 neith rumlahtifiahtim rl:erGunth r’ eleg,dWal
har’sshtgr, ege
Hageg’ seye lay ons ae groons. They bsttsdos hons ae hea,  agedsteocheilwp  ifs merl baeiflwsieisstresmihs.
 aei iblood. They calle rtoltyem Hd degons,dwlosboonsyupsRw i iwoonss
en
ibreoahti aeg wine.
HerWoonsuoaaso
hey were,
tyey crackei many a jokeho fsd
hei icups,ha.
 fso‘s sh ora.
an“Fiietd,”dsairiHageg,t“enah 

ou
hontestp ae stag,
oopwmose lea  fs
mayestp aou
havetgloves wp  hutaetd, Is-srnp aeee
o fill Rwrsrlaht-hane
gloveiwp  sswftpeool,htaatr
hou
mayestpdec iv5s ae gamrewp  h
he.
sembleoc ioopa natd. B01 wlahhsayestp aou

oibr aksthe cu hom oop ay bpeopleii,tcarry inytayhswadt at Rwrsrlaht sido-agriombrac inytayhwife
wp  htayhleft
arm?”anan“Ha,”ireeortei Wal
har,dlach  inygrimly, “
hou
wileihav‘ yo greetr,wichtroopstoophaio‘s wp  han ido-glanc
. Wnah 

ou
gettsstp aee womr,hmf a.
 aeeda ltrfed br te oopmilkiegsiflouT, ent wesirl b te noudhs  agdscureertle .”
HerTnaththey plyc fronihorsebacki he kpino wlodwas inisor tpain.sHagegsbore
eigrbacki oiWormswewailntdWal
harfagriHd degons pursuudsRw i iwaydRo
Aqui1aiiew tgr, ondarrrval,hmfgnificentlyCcelearatedrRw i iweddind.
HerFord,wirty ysarsadLoiWal
hardruleueid peopleiaftssOeid fa  fs’sedea, .
H“Wlaefwarsaaftetsyhi , wlahhtriumphsshehello hae, benols,hmyeblu tee bpen  efusesdeo mfrk. Thou
wmosoello readsstp ai , f.ag ve a chdrpind bcricket.dWedah notiasyet reoahdvoicehb01  aeeage,Osinceias yet shehha  
notileft
tae nesttford ae air.hT
isaisp ae poemeos
Wal
har. Sav‘ us,
Jesus Christ.”
HererererCHAPTER VII--HEIDELBERG TO SÄCKINGENerererHeidolb
Tn tsss ws hallio fsd
hedwadloaasoonenoopGermany’s greyt
uii fssitye,owns,ha.a
hedsiternopan unrrvalled iopruined schloss, aht oo
a view atr
heejunct
ac,nof

e Rline wp  i
he Neckarrwhiresisoonenoo


e mo hhfamous i, 
hedwadlo. It lies a
tweantlwfty
hills co fse
iwp  
viieyadt. agdsf  hst , flank5ohbrscatdsame villa iagedgtrfens, egedis
c rwneiebrsiethcastle,swliresha.asuofered equellyefingssiegenandp ae
elemonts, br inspershallr blos huphbrsthe Frenresin 1609,iagedstruckiar
ldahtn in tn 1704.ananTye Wolf’s SpT in
anTye nam  nofJetts,pa beautiful prophetesscoop  edancionttgoddes  Hss  e,
H thlinkeedwp  i
he nedahbouThood oopHeidolb
Tn brsthe fnls m inytragicchtale.
HerWnaththe old eeatnathgod iagedgoddes  scwerhhstprl wbyshippeiptn ,w
erRline country,eencertaindpriestesscoopHss  e 
ook upsherdabhdeii,tan.
ancionttgro f, enar ssseipractised eeri ccult artssswdsucces funly
,wae
Hthe fam  nofeeradiviiations spreao farfagriwido,iatd me, camref ng all
persscoopEurope  oplearn f ng eeriwaatr
heefuture
had inis
ore ford aem..
FrequentlyCaswatevbyhleft
herdabhdeiwp  hanconsum in firehkpidled in
hil br a hCent weseora robfhig ofrsl5,pifos many a lhiipnlaht, yet nln

dase
i
oideclanedhis loveitrhher, for, lovely Rheoahdshesws.,
tyereerss. agfaisrnopau h r ty,hag atmo paert oopmysthcismoabhuefhetsw ire
cwmmandei
awedagrire fseoc , egedforbadedevanr,w
 smalle hhfamiliar ty.
erOnehevan in tyere camre
o tae gro fcoopHss  e a youthff ng a farfdistant
lytd, seekpinl
oiknowneisedest iy. Arl daypce
had joveneyedrRwith rwtrf,
en
i
he
duskihad alreaoypfall‘npe hrhehrhached   ed acredTsple.fJetts bsttsons ae glimmerhis al
ar-steps,hclafrinraiflwsieisw i e robewewaile.
onp  edal
arsietst
Cbvenethatfapnt
egedfitfun fld r. The tall, slendur
Hyrtes,hslwsieisfantasthc
agedghostlyei, Rw tfadindCllaht, madeda fitt in
backgroonsyford ae gleam in shrine;fagrithe elusi f, unear, lr beauty oo
sye priestesscss. qui1eii,tkeep inywp  i
he magic scene. Hss ma tle
hspau h r tyihad fall‘npf ng eer; shehhasyforgotteh 

atrsseiwaseeerprophetess;yford ae momentdsseiwaseb01 apwo ag,tfullioopgraceeagdschtrm.anTye youthfpduseioes uheoah helf,brsa seell.
an“Fairdprophetess,” hehstLo tn a lhwnvoice,ifear indeo br akstn rudreyerupol tss meditations,t“eilei

ou
reao mepmyafa e?”ananJetts,proose
iyingsh rurrverhe,ifixed eeristartled gazehons ae hatdsame
strangerw whose dark,Cbven inyeyesumetnhfssrin
deepe hiadmiryt
on.
SameteindCsthrneedin wmrdheart,a1  aeeardonttglanc
,d he yhrillhis
ton
s,dagrie ruwe teedcomeosure
desertedewmre
an“Youth,”dshesfaltereeda1plhus, , “
hou
cw  .tfatsthyimeuwlenime
Hprophetic skilliha  tfapledome. Ere
Il
ell  aeee
hyafa e
Ilmu hhtofer bstcrificeh
oiHss  e. Ifh
hou
wileico r to-morrws atr,wis houT Id-irl b
ell  aeeewaatr
heestars  ayechoc rniiipbwyedest iy.”ananIt ss. 
ruehttatlh r skillihad
desertedewmrlundfr  aeeadmirindCscrut iy
oop ae youig watevby,dyet shehdrenye
ialso breduse sseiwished soshear
hil voicehagain, uo
meet  aeeardonttyet cwureeous gleoc ioopeisedark
eyrs.
Her“ITwill re ven,dOdprophetess,” stLo h ,hagriwp  i
haefhesws. gone.
HerJetts’thpeaceeoopmigedeadsgonen
oo,oittte meo, fordshescoora thi k oo
nan
shb01  aeecatdsame stranger..
erOnu
he fnls m inyevan in hehrh venet, en
iagaindshehdrenye
itongivetndm

he informatiolrhehson
s. He wa ino lesssrejoicei 

an sa.aJettsiatr,wichprospectrnopan teeri eetind.
HerOnu
he ,wird dayesye priestesscgreetedendm wp  idos castseyrs.
Her“ITcanno1srhadpbwyedest iy, youth,”dshessaid; “
heestars dotnotiseeakerplai,ly. Yh,imeteink d
hyestariatd miierarliveryiclose Rogetwmr.” Sh 
faltereedan
ipnose
.
Her“Dostp aou
loveimr,hJetts?”dcrieil ae youig man joyfully. “Wilei

ou
br
myebrido?”
HerTna maioen’ ebluswiiipcheek iageddos castsgleoc iwerhhsufficiont
egsmer.
Her“Agriwplei

ou
co r wp  imeh
oimy tomer?”dpursuudsRw  youthfeagerly.ananJettsistarteiebackitn affrdaht.
Her“Nay,e
haefITcanno1,”dshescriei. “AdpriestesscoopHss  e isedoomeedanl se
marrr. IfhI me h
aeeews mu hhmeet indsecret sgeda1pndaht.”anan“B01 Is-irl tf aiehaertolWalhdlla, en
iFreyaessall appeasepHss  e wp  
hfsrnoferhiss.”
HerJettsishookihmrdhead.
Her“Nay,” stLo  se; “ntpis imeossible. Tna vengeeoc coopHss  e is
swift--agedawful. Is-irl snrwrtaeela spT in enar sws mayemeet.”
HerShesledindm boue placeewnar s
he
stresmibreocheiloofri, fivetsoparyti
rivulets, en
ibadedndmhmeet h rutnarehons ae fnls m inynlahtiatst
HcertaindhouT. Tye
lovers tnathpartei,
 a wefullioopimpatieoc  f.a  ae
re ven no 

ihouTfno  eetind.
HerNextsevan inw whena
he
duskihad fall‘npon 


sacredTgro fcoopHss  e,erJettsimadednen waydRo 


renduzvous. The appointe h
imeuhad nleiyet
Harriv5o,rb01 scarcely
had shehrhached   ed pleiar ssseifanciod shehheard
eTstephemhiipim tundfrg rwth,fagritvenethwp  hanglafrscile, prepase
i
oergreet h rulover. Imaginefeeradismny whenainsteao ofsRw  youthfangrislr
wot
Ccenfre teedeer! Hss shriek oop errwruwas uttfse
ii, vai,. A moment
lyterd ae monstmrdhad spruin aeih rutnroat.
HerH rulover, hastmn inywp  ieagerTsteps ,owtrf  ai placeeno  eetind,hheard
 aeeagonizudsshriek ytd, recognizing 
he voicehnofJetts,pbrokehhoboua
run. He wa itoodlyte! Tye monstmrdwot
Cstoodoo fsd
hedlifelesssbody,oo
hi hbllhv5o,ragritheoah inuh theesmairindCfurysRw  youthfssew 

ihug 
brut
,d he re
rib01
ac,nofHss  e was co plete.
HerH oc f.a  h
he sceneiofr ae tragedy was called 

 ‘Wolf’s SpT in,’iane

hedlegand i henshrinedutnarehRo 

iseday.ananTye Jester oopHeidolb
TnananCwosido ing 
he wido fam  nofRhenhs  vhobag s, ntpis perhaps nleersurpris inytaatrwpn  sheoraseutenoes larg lyitn oi ai
Rline legandsha.


 ‘berleyibr e’disasuppos edto enterfin oiScotths  agecdotrehInd
ruth


 enruns tn rch sRw seetradit
ons asstresmihsfRhenhs  ent weplnys
elmo hhas imeortanttalpers int
hemha.a
hedRline ietst
. Wesarhh
ols t at


 EmpenordWenzel sold edsdc rwnyforda qua thty  frwine;f i  ae tale
cwnnectedrwp  hT
ann,dindAlsacr,hmortardisamixed wp  hwpn  insteao
oopwatfs,dbreduse hs

 scarchty  fr
hedlattss
cwmmodhty during 
he
bud dindCoopa steeple;ewaileO i  ae legandshoop“Tna Devil’s Viieyadt,”
en
i“Tna Coop rdno Auerbach” 
he vhobag ihsfRhiielagedprovioes 

 main
intenhst oop ae plos. T
e fnls m inyquapnt
arly l story, e1
ach indeo


e castledoopHeidolb
Tn,eisea
‘Rhenhs ’ talesinde fsehsonsenoop ae
wadt.
erInd

 eaysowhena
he
SchlosspHeidolb
Tn was iniiethmo hhfloudhs his
state  ae ladt oop ae castlednumb
Tei emhii ei hre ainers a jester,ersmall ofrstyture
ageduglyCofrfeyture,
whose quip iageddrolleries bpr vioedyendlesssamu emont
fordhimest
Cagrieil guests. Prominont
emhii

le jester’ echaracteristhcscss. a weakn
sscfordgett ind
ip y. He wa  bpts es e roopan unquenchable bhirst,swlireshehne fsslo hhan
opp.a uiity
oopsatisfyind.
HerKn m inyeid peculiar ty,hshmaiyou  ful pag ss i  ae train oop ae
napo
man s
r  minduosRoshavetso r
emu emont
atlhisaexpanse, agedthey


 efwre ledindm boue cellar inswliresstoodoa larg  vatdfilled wp  
fragra t wine.hAndutnarehforda yimehtaey lefefhig.ananTye jestercss. deli
tef atp ae propinqui1yeoopeisefavouTi1eibel sagoeren
idecided 

ai tehweora alwaysorrcain tn 


cellar, regar inshimestwp  htae vhobag . Hi hbhirst tncreasud atp ae prospect,rso 
 pr duced
eTgimo
t, boneioadholeO i  ae vat,dagridrankdagridrankdtprl atilhus, ehe
cworaudrinkino m rl; tnath
heefumeshoop ae wpn  hv
Tcamrendm ags waTsank
dos hinTad runkantstupon.rMeanwlileO ae merrr
arly l stresmifs meiefing

le vat,dco fse
i
heeflo.a oop ae cellar, agrirose ello hi
er.ananTye pag sswaitud atp ae bopdoop ae stairs,
arstmn inyford ae bursts,oo
merrimont
ent weser s
he
usueleaccwmean
mfstsroop ae jester’ edrink in
bou s; b01 all ea.asilenttasetae grave. Atilastnsyersgrew uneasy,andercrept
bllhwhinTadhuddled greop. T
e fnol lay qui1eistprl,
submerguoerbenea  
t
eflo.dehHe had aeantd rwneiei, 
hedwine.
HerTye jokehnrwrse meo aisorryiole,db01  aeepag ssconsoled 

msetv‘sowp  erehaibheoahti mai, aftetsall, dea,  had came  oi ai
jestercinTadwelcwme
nuise.
HerTye Pen  inyBells
erTyer  i hadlegand cwnnectedrwp  h
he tos h frSpeyer inswlirespoetic
justhc  i hmetedehuef
oisye principareeharacters, er
heoahdnleiu thl
aftetnsyershavet ief.ananTye taleschoc rnssietst
Cwp  h
he fa e
oop ae unfor uia e
monar whHense
HIV. HistoryirelatesrttatlHenseesa.aeutidelr unfitl
o weardRh
 ermine,
butaweakdasshehws.,
egedignominious asowas ti  reign, ntpss. a bittss
blown

ai tisaws hson wasoforemo hhamhii ei honem
rs. Atifirstlthe
youigeriHenseeconspire ragainst
eid fa  fs indsecret;ehuewtrflynwaTws.era model ofrfilial affection,sso 

ai tehrhadilyeprevailed Dieth
hedweakermonar whboueppoint ndm asoti  succes on.rAftenitaat, hawollow hi
opeglr
joineduwimest
C
oieid fa  fs’sefoes; agriwnath
heePope excwmmunt atee b ae monar w,tgraduellye

 Empenor’sefols m inywentioverhto  ae  ido-oo
hi hson,senoltnathcaose
iwimest
C
oibetinvesteiewp  himpenial hnnouds.anTye depos dhso fseign, depriv5o ofrpomeriagedsupp.a ers, was co pelled
Htongoshobouexile;devanreid persenalpfr edo fwa.asrcuneedonlyeas tae
pric ioopeiserenunciat
ac,nof

e c rwn. 8rokegfagrihumiliatet, feelhis
intenestye

 disgraceeoopeiseposition,sye deeermineth
oiundfrtf aieerpilgrimag   opLiég ,haccwmean
eedonlyeby ndsaserva t Kurt, wlrsalln

oftell h thtrainhhad recainedtfap  fulato
hig. T
e pilgrimag  ws.ersucces funly
eccomelioo5o,rb01 e hrhehceoraseutenoDieth
hedre ven
joveneye
hedwre ched Empenorddiei, inTeant
egedmisery, uttfslyineglectuoerbyphisakpisnei. Evanraftetndea  
t
ePope’ eban sa.aeffecti f, so 

ai
hi hcorpse wa ino1 all meieintenmont
fordsel sal ysars. Dun inytaat bpesio
i
he fap  fulaKurtskept gutrf u ceasinglr wvssOeisema h r’ ecwffi, bagriweorasnotisuoferdwimest
C
oibeterawn taerefrom..
erA1 lhus, , hawollow HenseeV,lundfr pressure
yingsti  princes
egednapo
s,
navetordensn

ai tisafa  fs’seremains beschoveye
itonSpeyer andutnare
intenneedin tye royarevault wp  ssuch hnnoudsra. befitted t
hobsequies boopa monar w. Tye men engersiinons old Kurtsstprl nols inyeid vighl
besidoe

 Empenor’sebody,
egedin recognit
ac,noftisafap  fuln
sscheerss. permitte rtolfnls m 
heefun sal cea eg   opSpeyer. Tnar swer  tnerehaibws hcertaindgood agripious folk wlodwarehRouchuo aye
hedserva t’.erdevotiol,datd aye
hesefhesws. kpidlys
rtaaed. B01 ell Rw irhkpidness bagria1
ention ceora no1srhpairi

ihavocswlireshispwearyhvighldatd lhii
privations yad wreoahtionphisahealth, ege
aefewsmonthsalatfs 
e fnls med
eisema h re
o tae grave.
HerStrangertolrelate, asshehexpire rall ,w

bells  frSpeyer tolled huefa
fun sal pearp uch ascss. accorde rtolandempenor,segedRhatrwp  hutabehis
touchuo ayehumanewatds.rMeanwlileOHenseeVialso laypdyind. Arl tae
luxuryeoopeisepalyc  ceora no1ssoo

ihis lastnmoments; uheoah he ws.ersurroonsuo ayecwure ershwlrsassum dhsorrws an
iwflk dhsoftly,ragritheoah
ellphisakpisnei eer  aroonsyndm, wahsawsello bey  handm ,w

imag  oophis
deao father, pointhin aeieig wp   eygrim,haccus in yiiien. Strickenowp  ereerrwruagriremorse,datd tortuneedbrodiseasu, hehlonged forddea  
to end
Hh thtormonts, sgeda1plastnit came.ananAgaind aeepan  inybell wa itolled brsinvisibleewatds, b01 notr,wis yime
sye pearpwliresannounc fr aeepan  inyoopan empenor. Tye cit
zensyheard
 aeeawfulasoonsywhires
oldd,waerascriminelrhad peLo 

e law’s last bpenalty, egedaskedrwnetag teen wnaerpo.a wre ch had aeantexrcuaed. Awoeren
iastonioomentdseizudsDiethe fsewnetwhenaitpss. s ws h
aatr
heeEmpenor
Hhad diei, ford aeyaknew tnath
hatrit wa ino ear, lr hegedRhatrhad ruis
h theea  -knell.
anLegandshoopWinduckeranCwoc rniiipbwe nedahbouThood oopWinduck,hshmaieiahtimile iyingsBadon,
Hsel sal intenhstiiipbale iare current. Tye castledietst
Cha.alhii
enjoye
i
heurhputat
ac,nofbr inshauntuo aye
hedghostioopa beautiful
nirl, 

eoghtwhenaordw 
 efwre ,wis orighnatedrRradit
onado‘s nleerrelate. Wesarhh
ols t at a youinshuntsmag,twlom ,w

ehase had driv5nerehith rwtrf,hsaws
hedspectre
agedss. sodstrickenowp   hss charmsdRhat
dayiaftetsdaypce
visited t
hcastle,shop indeo see h r woc  m rl. B01
be inydisappointe ,pmeia1plhus, e ook upshi hsoli1ary abhdeii,ttae
desertedefor res ,drenounc inyhissformorspursu ts en
iceasingef ng all
cwmmunt at
onawp  htisafiietds.
erOnehdaypce
wasofoun
idead inuh thbeiewp  hso psacefulpan express
ac,noercountenanceitmatr
hosetwlossaw h m ceora no1sdoubtn

ai tisaegedeadsbean
Ha p tasanttone.hOnueid fiiienpss. a r inyoopquapnt
design whireshehhad
notiaeants ws h
opwear,
egedit ss. weidp
Tei emhii sye peasantry
,wae
Hthe ghost-maio oopWinduck had claime
ih rulover.ananTye Hennegraban
HerHaro aye
hedSchlosspWinduck laypayd5,pitrenre,ss ws hasetae Hennegraban,
oopwhires
rac scmny stprl betinons. It iserendureedimmortal ayereasac,noerthe fols m inyremantic legand,
whires
ells  friethmagicaliorighn.ananAhcertaindyouig knlaht, ladt oop ae castledoopWinduck,hfordshmaiuns ws erreasac,had seizudsagedimerisonedutna w.a  y Dea h frS
rassburg. It is
Hyrueh
aatr
heeChur wman sa.a
rtaaedywp  ieveryiceosido atiol,dm rlilike
eTgusstp aania capti f, b01 
 ne fs
helesssresontuoastronglyCtae
losstoophisaliberty, esadLoialso 
hedgood folk  frS
rassburgiwnath
her
leaenethwhatrhad happ‘ned.ananTwo oop ae Dea ’sdyouig kpisfolk resolv5o 
o joveneye
opWinduck atd aegantaatr
heirlunclfdmlahtibetsetpfr e.hOnutw i iwaydRhith rusyeyhhad uo
Hpen  tn rch sadf  hst,dwnar s
heyumetna h ldpwo ag.
Her“Whith ruaway,hmyepretty boys?” stLo  se. “Will yeoinotl
ell a h ld
gossipiyouT dest iatiol?”
HerTna elfea oop ae swonrepeiei cwureeously
,waertyerswerenonutw i iway
HtonWinduck,hwnar s
heirlunclfdwas imerisoned. “Perchanc
,” hehadded
yimidly, “
heeladt mny eccept
us asohostag sstill ,w

ransng be peLo.”anan“Perchanc
,” mimickei t
holdpwo ag, “aye, perchanc
! Tyinkiyeoitae
knlahtioopWinduck -irl tf ai uch ladsha.iyeoiarehfordhostag s?”
HerAgedin 
ruthrtyerswerenno1 an imeosiiipcoup t--tna elfea asslim,hfragile.
youth,
whose eyesuwer  alreaoyptearfulaatp ae prospectsoopcenfre tiis
h thunclf’ ecaptor;ewaileO ae youigeriss. a mer  boy,hsainuinliane
adven ureso r
es chd dren oftec
are.
Her“ITwill chall‘nge ,wis knlaht,” stLo ,w

boehsoriouslr. “ITwill eraw
swadt fos myhunclf,hfordIialso amaadkndaht.”anan“Husw,hCuno,” stLo hil brother, sciling indspiternopwimest
Caefthesboe’s
HardouT. “Ws mu hhnotl
alk  frfiahtind. Ws mu hhontreytfthesknlahti oplet.
ourlunclfdgopfr e.”
Her“Whatrweora you
have, Imma? Entreyt? Nay,e
haefweessall not.” He
stoppeipawkwtrfly,dagrieil si h r’ sris inycolouT sh meieplai,ly  fs
embarrassmont
atlhaviidCwmrdsex tyus sudde,ly rrvealef.ananTye oldpwo agflookeioaeih rukpidly.
Her“ITknew yings ae firstlthatr
hou
werefa mtLo disguised,”dshessaid.an“Go,dagriGod spema you! Tell Rw tknlahtioopWinduck taatr
heupeopleinoerS
rassburgimeanuboua1
ackinds castledoththe morrws,segedRhatrwis oglr
means oopresist ind

maisp r iigpayd5,pitrenre ecrossetae wneteossible
Happrnach. B01 stay--tnar  i hno yimehford ayt;dITwill givetyou
sameteind
enarewp  h
r iigp ae srenre.”
HerShesweidtled shrilly
egedin egsmeritrhher callhangrey  f, fluttfse
Htowtrf eer; ttisashh
gav‘ yoO ae youigupeople. “Wnaththe moo, rises,”
shessaid, “
f aiehaihegfagriplaceeieiwheretyou
wioo 
ae srenreC
oibe.”
HerTnathwp   eyfewswadt. 
oiehaine hinTadstrangertongue,ashh
badedtae
brotheriagedsi h rifarewelliegsiwentiondnen way.ananTye twon oneinueis
heirljoveneyeagedupondarrrvhin aeiWinduck taerswere
Hagreeablyesurprised  i  ae ladt oop ae castle, fordheiss. youiguane
catdsame agedveryiceureeous,pnleia1 ell Rw  ogr s
heyuhad imagines. In
falter indeonesuImma told edm 
heirlmissiol,dchoveye
itonndm ,w

 ld
wp  w’ss-srnind,hagedpresontuoatae grey  f,.
HerWnathhehheard
,waertyerspropos edto gaind aeirlunclf’sefr edo fbr
 aegsetv‘sotak ig hissplace, Rw tknlahtiregaroedyeis
visitoTs wp  ermi aled feelhiss ooppityhagdsastoniooment. Tye gentle,teppear insgleoc 
oop ae elfea,ino lesss ay, Rwe naivetcagdbuTfno 

iyouiger,teppeared
Htontisasympath
rs. InTad fsehsh.a  yimehCuno,dewrteadsqui1eiforgotteh 
o.
chall‘nge hil hbst, wasion ,w

best oop ermsd-p   ndm.
HerMeanwlileO ae Dea ,d fsehimpatieot
egedincenese, pyc frhi hsmall chambfs
like a caged liol,dordbemoan frhi hlo hhlibertyiatd meditateedo,ttae
chanc
s oopescape. He wa iroose
iyingsaurrverhe aye
hedsnons ofhfamiliar
voices huesidoends cell, ege
aemomentdlyterd ae dowruwas fluei opeguane
Cunoseutenef u ceremoniouslr.
an“Youiarehfr e,hunclf,hyouiarehfr e!uImma ege
I havetcome  o  avetyou!”
erOnc  m rluImma flusweedcrimsonnatr
heurevelat
ac,noftmrdsex. Tyeerastoniooeedknlahtigleoc thwp  hannew i,tenhst aeih rubeautiful fyc ,
wp  hiethrosyycolouT ageddos castseyrs. Tven iny
oiehaiDea ,dae greeted
eimecordhallr.
an“Youiarehfr e,” hehstLo. “YouT nephews havetpromis edto rrcain wp  imeeres hostag sstill you
haveaprovioedya
ransng,” Then,  venhis hum rouslr
to Imma, hehadded: “Wilei

ou
br aisoldifs indmyhemp oy, youth? Or
woold hhhaveue placeeindmyhhbuseho d?”
HerImma vouchsafed nl otherireply
,wanpayd5,pmn inynoftmrdcolouT. Sh 
must,dhawollow havetyoonsywadt. 
oiuttfs when, later,hthe gdllantdknlaht
begged eerisoriouslrdto rrcain aeiWinduck asoti  wife--fordere nlahtfall
t
holdpDea ,dgrumbr insagedsomewhatrreluctant, was called Dieth
o
HceosentdRontisaniece’ ebetr teal.hT
isa
 dieda1plhus, , wnathImma had
joineduweriontreyt
rsy
oiehos  nofeeralover.ananTya1pndahtatae grey  f, ws. p yc frasetae wp  wihad advisfd,
egediterss. as shehhasystLo. Wp  h
he dawn taerS
rassburgers arriv5o blfwre the
castle, 
o fige
aenewlr madedtrenreCfilled wp  p ae castledtroopeds.anWnaththey leaenethtaatr
heuDea hwas fre s
heyucalled forda yruc , egediterss. notialoodwebutawiiew whichifs meietaatrday,efordall eer  invite
i
oershare tae weddind-flastlnofImma ege
Rw tknlahtioopWinduck.ananTye Kr inelkapelle
HerOnu
he rnadra
tweantG rnsbach ege
Eber h in taere woc  stoodoandanciont,ermoss-grws hcell. It had aeant ccupied brsa beautiful pagandpriestess,fa
devotefcoopHss  e, b01 wlaththe prhach inynoftheswei e
monks had aegunti ohspreao Christiaiityhamhii sye peopleishehleft
tae nedahbouThood. In
pan  inyby
,waerwayra Christiai
monkdnleicuoatae desertedere
rtaaiane

ook pts es 
ac,nofit,iissuhis atri,tenvalthto
prhach 
oiehaiinhabitants
oop ae surroonsiiipcountry.
erOnehstormyynlahtias hehsttrwp  inuh thcell 
e fanciod hehheard
eerpleadindCvoicehmi al inywp  i
he rnar  frwind agriwaters. Go iny
oieha
dooow hi
behelf,a youinsnirltwlosse meo 
oibethdlf deao wp  icolf,anderfyt
gue. Tye goodomonko wlodwas ne fssindioferentdRontumanesuoferind,
drew hfssquicklyitnsido,ibadednen seatnhfsself brsthe fire, aht set fooi bagriwinlibey  hrher. Wnah shehhasyreco fsedya
arly l yings ae effects,noerthe stormiehainermitoquestioneduweriwp  iregaroitrhher presonceeind uch
eTlln
lyespot sgeda1p uch an unseasacable houT. Tye
mtLo repeiei 

ai
sheshao onceedwels intjust  uch a p tasanttand psacefulpcell asn

ai tnerwliresshehnrwrrepos d,db01  aytscruel persrcuaiac,had driv5nhher fing
herire
rtaa.
an“Tnandyou, 
oo,oarelainermit?” stLo ,w

youig monkdinquiringlr, looking
dos hai tisafairlgusst. Tye
winlihad areoahtisame colouT trhher pale
cheek iagedh  ceora seeh
aatrsseiwasebeautiful,twp  hanbeauty beyone

hatrnopany maioenhhlihad e fssseen.
an“Yes,”dshesrepeiei, “Iiam adpriestesscoopHss  e.hT
isacell inswliresI
beg fordsheltercss. woc  my rwn. It ss. 
hos  nofyouT reli
onawnoodroveermref ng it.”anan“YouiarehnotiasChristiai?” askedrthe monko startled indspiternopwimest
erbyptaeepan  oia e
eonesuinswliresshedspoke.
HerTye maioenhlach ee.
Her“Am
I notiasebeautifulha.iyeor Christiai
maios?” stLo  se. “Am
I not
humandevendaso
hey are?” Sh  mhv5ohabhuef
hepcell asnshedspoke,hage
pickei up adpiece oopemareido r. “See, Rwisaispmr hegeiwadk;pis it
lesssbeautifulhbreduse ntpis notr,wa w.akioopa Christiai? Wny sheoraswoersuoferdpersrcuaiac,atryeor catds?”
HerTna youig monkdendeavouTe rtolsnrwrtaatrsseiwaseunjust in wmrdestimate
hspeisereli
on. GravelynwaTtold efsd
hedstoryihspChristiaiity, b01 
is
Hyheoahtsuwer  nofeeraweird beauty ags waTspf ailessseaenestlye

an sa.
usuel.hAndutna
maio,twp  hanteppeareoc coopchd d-like innoceoc , waitud
uitilhhlihad figished wiserecitar. Sh hsaws
hat shehhasyeimeco pletelr
in wmrdpomeriagedpress t h ruadvantag   optna
uttfsmo h. Sh hdrew
closeritonndm,
raised eisshtgr, ege
press t itl
o eeralips. Tye monkersurrendureedwimest
C
oieer caress s,hagriwnah a1plhus, eshh
begged
eime
oibr aksthe symbol hspeisereli
ondheiss. toodmuch faschnatedrRoerrefuse. He raised 
hepcrosseagriweorashavet ashed ief
oisye groons, b01 batf

atf fsehmomentdhehheard
hi
habhv‘ y hestormiehaisnons ofhaybell.anCwotTi1eiagdsassa r ,pmeifell ol tisakne s ege
prnye
ifordpardon. Wmen
Hae laokei up againd aeenirlthad diseppearef.ananTye nermitofoonsytee -srnindybell suspendeedo,tasboo
hhuesidoends cell;
Hhawnit came taere hehne fssknew, b01 
 sa.asureh
aatrit had aeantsrnt
to
rescuhandm yings ae wile i frSatan ags waTyrtasured iefs. a sacrederrelic. Many camref ng farfagrineardRo seeh
aa w.nd s,dagrion 


sit 
oop ae cell Rw tmonkdfoonsuoaa chapelswliresbredmess ws hasetae
Kr inelkapelle,dord‘Tinkr in-chapel.’ananTye Wafer-Nymph  frS
aufenb
TnananA charmindCstoryi thlinkeedwp  i
he castledoopS
aufenb
Tn.hOnehdaypwaile.
iethrwnercss. w01 
unthin ae lastlhisaweyei, Rw tforsst. Tye
daypwa.
 ot,datd the
hontercss. well-nlah hv
Tcomrewp  h
hirstlegedfyt
gueiwnah
Hae eutenef a p tasanttglado inswliresa spT in ooplimpiriwater b0bbred
Haht sparkl d.sHav inyquenched wisebhirst,s

staaedyh mest
Cwn
aemossy
bankdtolrestibey  hrproceedhin aomewtrfehSudde,ly h hsawsat a arly l
distanceha
damest oopunique egedmarvstlous beauty,pbraidindCwmrdwet hai 
aye
hedsido-ooe
hedspT in. He wat wedener forda yimehindsilence, Rw n,
ceoscious taatr
heudamest hao observ frhi hscrut iy,reeohastmneoitrhherersido-agricwureeously
begged eeripermis 
ac,to rrcain a
arly l longer tnerehaiglado.
an“Youiareh ae ladt oop aese domains,”dshesrepeieipgraciouslr. “Itpis Ierenooam grytifulato
yeoifordsuoferindimeh
oidwell 
ere.”
HerTnadyouig knlahtrprotesteieeagerlys
hat shehhnnoude
i
heef  hst wp   hss
presoncew tgr, indur ,pmeihad alreaoypaegunh
opwioo 
aat shehmlahtidwell
notionlyei, Rw tforsst b01 tn 


schlosspietst
Casoti  wife egedit.ermis res --fordhlihad fall‘npin loveiwp  sh ruatifirstlsdaht. Indur ,ersoeardonttwas ti  pan  oi 

ai tehceora no1sco cealphisainfytuat
ac;cheertold efsdoophisaloveiatd aeggeietaatrsseiweora givetndm a
arly l hope.erTye maio’ shesitat
ac,nnlyedro fseime
oiurgeoti  suit wp   tncreasing
ardouT.
Her“ITwill  ayeneith ru‘yes’in.a ‘no,’”dshesrepeiei, sciling. “Meh,imeerto-morrws atr,wis houT atd you
ssall havetyour
egsmer.”
HerTnadknlahtrpartedereluctantlyefingsRw tfairllady,andtpromis edto rr ven
ons ae fnls m inyday. Wnaththe appointe h
imeuarriv5o 
 sa.aalreaoypae
Hthe tryst,seagerlysawaitiiipbwe apprnachdoophisabllhv5o. Wnatha1plhus, 
shescamren

renew frhi hpleadindsywp  ieven greyt ruardouT,datd to 
is
Hunboonsuoadeli
tpbwe agsmeriwas favouTable.
Her“ITam adwater-nymph,” stLo ,w

lady, “
heespirit oop ae stresmifing
wliresyou
drankdyesterday. Youisawsme taenyford ae firstltime, b01 I
Hhavo-oftec
seenuyou
i, Rw tforsst--agedI havetlhiiplhv5ouyou.”
HerTnadknlahtrwas mwre thandeverionchantuo aye
his naivetconfessiol,dage
aeggeietaatrtw i iweddind sheorasnotiaetlhiipdrenye
.
an“Tnar sissone condit
on,” stLo ,w

nymph. “If you
marryimaiyou mu herrecain fordev rifap  ful.hOth rwioaiyou mu hisuoferdeea  , ege
I eeernal
Hunhappiness.”
HerTnadknlahtrlach eeiaefthesbarehidoaeoopeiseproviin unfap  fulato
his
aelhv5o,ragrihil vowscwerhhsi cere.
HerSh.a lyiaftetwtrf  airswerenmarriei,
egednanehsuppos edthh
beautiful
br insto br an
shb01 ad fsehattractiveiwo ag;f i  ime taere waseborndeo


em a
arly l son. Tnadknlahtradoneiob te wife egedchd d, egedfor same
ysarsaliv5o adlife,nofidealpdw  .tic happiness. 801  aere camrea yime
wnah ag teen i,tenhst eutenef hobouhisalife. RumouTssoopfiahtindhrhached
eimefingsFreoc ; h hsawsRw tknlahtssoopnedahbouT inefor res e eleadind.
 aei itroopst
oisye war,
egedaamarshalespirit sthrneedwp  inuh m. His
wpfe wa ino1 slhwn
o observ  Rhatrwis wadloawa ino longer boonsuo ayethe
castle-walls  frS
aufenb
Tn, aht sae wiestyeresolv5o notr,odsteoiptn ,w
erweyenofeeraloro’ sambitions,tb01 rather, ifteossible,itrhhelpsRw msto
anewnnoudable rear zyt
on. Sos-p  imuch labouT atd skillishehmadedndmha
strangetyewreoahtiaelt,swliresshh
gav‘ ndmhat woc  s. a lhv5-tokegfagr
eTcharmdRo secune succes ptn baly l. Sh hco cealed eerigriefhai tis
departure
agedbadedndmhfarewellibravely..
erA1 ehaineao ofsh thtroop Rw tknlahtirhdeiboldlyitn oiFreoc dagrioofered
hi hservices boue dist inuished Frenresleader,htotwlom haisnonsbredme
in ispensable--sodmuch so, inTfact,rtaatr
heunapo
man castsabhuefforda
means oopretain in permanentlyCinuh thtrain a
knlahtioop uch skilliegsercourag . Bui tehceora thi k oo noth inywp  iwhires
o

empt ,w

youig
mano wlodwas alreaoyppts es e roopgolf,and latds, till ,w

artless bgleoc stoophisayouigestpdan
serigav‘ ndmhnds cue. Fordhlisaws
hat
sheshao latelypaegunh
oplaokewp  hsomrefavouTion 


simp liknlahtiooerS
aufenb
Tn, aht it occurre
itonndm ,wa1  aeecatd ofhaylady,ooprank
atd aeauty weora be ad fsehdesidable bap . Nwruwas hehmlstak n, ford ae
naiet
rsyoop ae Frankioo cwurethad dazzled 

 knlaht, atd the
tofer b fr
hedlady’sshtgreco pletelritvenethhisahead; notr,wai tehfels a greyt
affection fordher,db01 breduse hs  aeecnnoud
donen
ouh m. So 
 ecceptee b ae toferiageddrownet, e.abestnas hehceora,d he remombraoc ioopeisewife
egedchd dhai S
aufenb
Tn.hNe fs
helessshetso ryimeshfels 
haefhesws. not
actiin aonoudably, egeda1plhus, e he strugale a
tweanthisaloveifordhis
wpfe agrihil prido-agriambitionsbredmessodse fse 
haefhesdeeermineth
o
ceosult adpriest.ananTye goodoman crossedyh mest
Cwnathhehheard
,wedstory. “Shetwlom you
marrieipi. agfevilespirit,” stLo h . “Beneficentespirits dotnotimed
eumandbr ins. It iseyouT dutrdto rrnounc sh ruatiooc dagrido psnanceifor
HyouT si .” Thougeshehharflynfoonsyitteossiblesto breiev‘ y hepriest’s
Hassertiol,dRw tknlahtistrov‘ yoOpersuadedndmest
C
hatrit wa iyrue,iane

haefhesws. rearly
ectiin virtuously
in renounc inysye water-nymphiane
marry inyagain. So 
 performofr aeepsnances
prescribuo aye
hedpriest,
en
iall meietae weddind prepasations to
proceed.
HerWnaththe dayeoopeiseweddind arriv5o,rhawollow hi
sa.astrangetyepertvebed
Haht pale. Tnadrejoichiss oopsye people,hthe gdydprocessiols, evanr,w

beautifulhbrido,ise meo 
oihavetno i,tenhst fordhim. Wnaththe catd of

hedlady was p yc frinphisahe ceora no1srhpresssan exclamat
ac;cit wa 
cel
i
oiehaitouchilike  aeecatd ofhaycorpse.
HerOnurr ven inysye weddind processiolcss. wbli
eo 
oicrosseahbridge,iane
aso
hey apprnached iefsngreytsstormiarose so 

ai sye waters oopsye
stresmiwashed o fsd
hedfeet oopsye bridogroom’sshorse,dmak ig ittereoc 
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ye water-nymphihad spokegf-a.aabhuef
oio fs
f aindm.
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hedArchduk 
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onutw i isars. T

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ai tehhasyeeard
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ly
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sye prisonadoor,segedlibera eis
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