Quote from "The Will-o'-the-Wisps Are in Town" (1865)

Once I was quite a pretty little elf maiden, and I danced with the others in the moonlight, listened to the nightingale, went into the forest, and met the fairy-tale maiden there, where she was always running about. Sometimes she spent the night in a halfopened tulip or in some field flower; sometimes she would slip into the church and wrap herself in the mourning crape that hung down from the altar candles.

Registered motifs in this quote:

  1. Altar candles
  2. Church
  3. Elves
  4. The swamp witch, The woman of the marsh

Keywords: Woman, tale