5he (rotagonist starts !al.ing alone trough a forest e7(eri+enting feelings of loneliness fear and reflecting about !hat is real or not surrounded by sno!!ind and dar. clouds #they are all (articularities of the ?o+anticis++ove+ent% and it goes on until he finds hi+self in the ghost to!n" In there asno! stor+ ta.es (lace and he has to hide fro+ it in a building !hich turns to be a ce+etery2 then he reads in a stone grave the na+e
Countess Dolingen of Gratz
" In this (art -to.er !ill again sho! his +astery in fol.lore due to thefact that this 'ountess re(resents ;leonore von -ch!ar@enberg #)BC3)*)%one of the +ost i+(ortant characters of va+(iris+ in ;uro(e" 5his idea is su((orted by a follo!ing line found in the sa+e stone6
Dead travels fast
!hich is actually ta.en fro+ a <ottfried August ,ErgerFs (oe+na+ed
(ublished in )9 #in <er+an
Die Toten reiten schnell
% this (oe+ is said to be ins(ired in the i+age of the real countess because as she!as suffering fro+ a cancer she decided to e7(eri+ent several .inds of treat+ents including non conventional and esoteric +edicine that !ould let (eo(le thin. that she !as actually e7tending her lifeti+e2 this is the reason!hy a stone slab !as (laced in her to+b for (reventing her rising",ac. in the narration the character finds a grave !ith a !o+an laying inside!hose li(s are stained !ith blood this i+age scares hi+ and he decides to+ove a!ay fro+ that (lace then a lightning hit the +ausoleu+ and it starts to
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