Abandoned Sweetheart

Roland went away to see his father and make arrangements for our wedding. I had nowhere to go, and so I decided to stay in the field. I used the magic wand to turn myself into a red stone land-mark. I waited and I waited for Roland to return. He never came back.

At last I became so sad that I turned myself into a flower and waited for someone to come along and trample me down.

Abandoned Sweetheart in Sweetheart Roland, Grimms. Picture by Helen Sewell.