Quote from "Chicken Grethe's Family" (1869)
Bra! Bra!" they croaked. And "Bra, Bra!" the whole tribe croaked when the old castle was torn down. "And this they cry still, though there is nothing left to croak about," said the parish clerk, when he told the story.(...)
"No one knew her," they said. "She had no relatives. By an act of charity she came here, and children she had none!"
Nevertheless, she had ancestors, though she did not know of them, nor did the parish clerk, for all the manuscripts he had in his table drawer.(...)
And Chicken Grethe was buried in a good grave. No one knows where it lies except the old crow, if he isn't dead too.
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Keywords: Woman, history, death