The nightingale of the Saslonch Mountain

A princess had the power to transform herself into a nightingale. A knight, who lived in an old ruined castle under the Saslonch  Mountain heard her singing and fell in love with her. He found out she was really a woman from an old inhabitant of the mountains, a Salvan. The nightingale flew away and the knight waited in vain for her return. He became sick and died after a long agony. Therefore the bird lost the power to transform itself back into a princess. Her sad song can be heard sometimes near the old ruin under the Saslonch Mountain.

The Saslonch Mountain. The nightingale-princess -artwork by Rott.

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