When I spend the night in the ruined castle, strange beings come in and they try to terrify me. Because I do not cry out in fear, I lessen the suffering of my friend the Crow.

For two years I have been spending my nights in the castle, and now I must spend one more in servitude, after which my dear friend will be free.

The Crow Princess in The Crow, Yellow Fairy Book. Picture by Arthur Rackham.

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