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The Story Of Siegfried - Endnotes The Story Of Siegfried - Endnotes

The Story Of Siegfried - Endnotes
(EN#1) Siegfried's Boyhood. "All men agree that Siegfried was a king's son. He was born, as we here have good reason to know, 'at Santen in Netherland,' of Siegmund and the fair Siegelinde; yet by some family misfortune or discord, of which the accounts are very various, he came into singular straits during boyhood, having passed that happy period of life, not under the canopies of costly state, but by the sooty stithy, in one Mimer, a blacksmith's shop."--Thomas Carlyle, The Nibelungen Lied. The older versions of this story represent Siegfried,... Long Stories - Post by : BizSuccess - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 3149

The Story Of Siegfried - The After Word The Story Of Siegfried - The After Word

The Story Of Siegfried - The After Word
Such is the story of Siegfried (or Sigurd), as we gather it from various German and Scandinavian legends. In this recital I have made no attempt to follow any one of the numerous originals, but have selected here and there such incidents as best suited my purpose in constructing one connected story which would convey to your minds some notion of the beauty and richness of our ancient myths. In doing this, I have drawn, now from the Volsunga Saga, now from the Nibelungen Lied, now from one of the Eddas, and now... Long Stories - Post by : S3rp3nt - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 675

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XX. How the Hoard Was Brought to Burgundy The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XX. How the Hoard Was Brought to Burgundy

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XX. How the Hoard Was Brought to Burgundy
And what was done on the morrow? Too sad is the tale of Kriemhild's woe and her grief for the mighty dead. Let us pass it by in tearful, pitying silence, nor wish to awaken the echoes of that morning of hopeless anguish which dawned on the cold and cheerless dwelling of the kings. For peace had fled from Burgundy, nevermore to return. Siegfried was dead. Faded, now, was the glory of the Nibelungen Land, and gone was the mid-world's hope. It is told in ancient story, how men built a funeral-pile... Long Stories - Post by : bigmarketing - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 1633

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIX.How They Hunted in the Odenwald The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIX.How They Hunted in the Odenwald

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIX.How They Hunted in the Odenwald
Next morning, at earliest daybreak, while yet the stars were bright, and the trees hung heavy with dew-drops, and the clouds were light and high, King Siegfried stood with his warriors before the castle-gate. They waited but for the sunrise, and a word from Gunther the king, to ride forth over dale and woodland, and through forest and brake and field, to meet, as they believed, the hosts of the North-land kings. And Siegfried moved among them, calm-faced and bright as a war-god, upon the radiant Greyfell. And men said, long years... Long Stories - Post by : lawvest - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 3114

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVIII. How the Mischief Began to Brew The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVIII. How the Mischief Began to Brew

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVIII. How the Mischief Began to Brew
One day a party of strangers came to Siegfried's Nibelungen dwelling, and asked to speak with the king. "Who are you? and what is your errand?" asked the porter at the gate. "Our errand is to the king, and he will know who we are when he sees us," was the answer. When Siegfried was told of the strange men who waited below, and of the strange way in which they had answered the porter's question, he asked,-- "From what country seem they to have come? For surely their dress and... Long Stories - Post by : hopesquest - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 2763

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVII. How Siegfried Lived in Nibelungen Land The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVII. How Siegfried Lived in Nibelungen Land

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVII. How Siegfried Lived in Nibelungen Land
When the twelve-days' high-tide at King Gunther's home-coming had been brought to an end, and the guests had all gone to their homes, Siegfried, too, prepared to bid farewell to the Rhineland kings, and to wend to his own country. But he was not to go alone; for Kriemhild, the peerless princess, was to go with him as his bride. They had been wedded during the merry festivities which had just closed, and that event had added greatly to the general joy; for never was there a fairer or a nobler pair than... Long Stories - Post by : hirini-reedy - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 1401

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVI. How Brunhild Was Welcomed Home The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVI. How Brunhild Was Welcomed Home

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XVI. How Brunhild Was Welcomed Home
When the next morning's sun arose, and its light gilded the mountain peaks, and fell in a flood of splendor down upon the rich uplands and the broad green fields of Nibelungen Land, Siegfried, with his earls and mighty men, rode through the valley, and down to the seashore. There a pleasant sight met his eyes: for the little bay was white with the sails of a hundred gold-beaked vessels which lay at anchor; and on the sandy beach there stood in order three thousand island warriors,--the bravest and the best of all... Long Stories - Post by : cce12247 - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 846

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XV. In Nibelungen Land Again The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XV. In Nibelungen Land Again

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XV. In Nibelungen Land Again
When the folk of Isenland learned that their queen had been outwitted and won by a strange chief from a far-off and unknown land, great was their sorrow and dismay; for they loved the fair maiden-queen, and they feared to exchange her mild reign for that of an untried foreigner. Nor was the queen herself at all pleased with the issue of the late contest. She felt no wish to leave her loved people, and her pleasant home, and the fair island which was her kingdom, to take up her abode in a... Long Stories - Post by : JBSikes - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 2035

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIV. How Gunther Outwitted Brunhild The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIV. How Gunther Outwitted Brunhild

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIV. How Gunther Outwitted Brunhild
While still the festivities were at their height, an old man of noble mien, and with snow-white beard and hair, came into the great hall, and sang for the gay company. And some whispered that this must be Bragi, for surely such rare music could not be made by any other. But he sang not of spring, as Bragi does, nor yet of youth nor of beauty, nor like one whose home is with the song-birds, and who lives beside the babbling brooks and the leaping waterfalls. His song was a sorrowful one,--of... Long Stories - Post by : Rowdy - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 2302

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIII. The Story of Balder The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIII. The Story of Balder

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XIII. The Story of Balder
There was mirth in King Gunther's dwelling, for the time of the Yule-feast had come. The broad banquet hall was gayly decked with cedar and spruce and sprigs of the mistletoe; and the fires roared in the great chimneys, throwing warmth and a ruddy glow of light into every corner of the room. The long table fairly groaned under its weight of good cheer. At its head sat the kings and the earl-folk; and before them, on a silver platter of rare workmanship, was the head of a huge wild boar,--the festal offering... Long Stories - Post by : Honor_Hart - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 993

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XII. The War with the North-kings The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XII. The War with the North-kings

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XII. The War with the North-kings
So swiftly and so pleasantly the days went by, that weeks lengthened into months, and the spring-time passed, and the summer came, and still Siegfried lingered in Burgundy with his kind friends. The time was spent in all manner of joyance,--in hunting the deer in the deep oak-woods, in riding over the daisied meadows or among the fields of corn, in manly games and sports, in music and dancing, in feasting and in pleasant talk. And of all the noble folk who had ever sat at Gunther's table, or hunted in the Burgundian... Long Stories - Post by : venkata - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 609

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XI. How the Spring Time Came The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XI. How the Spring Time Came

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter XI. How the Spring Time Came
Siegfried, when he came to Gunther's castle, thought of staying there but a few days only. But the king and his brothers made every thing so pleasant for their honored guest, that weeks slipped by unnoticed, and still the hero remained in Burgundy. Spring had fairly come, and the weeping April clouds had given place to the balmy skies of May. The young men and maidens, as was their wont, made ready for the May-day games; and Siegfried and his knights were asked to take part in the sport. On the... Long Stories - Post by : Fexana - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 1598

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter X. Kriemhill's Dream The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter X. Kriemhill's Dream

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter X. Kriemhill's Dream
Early on the morrow morning, ere the sun had risen high, the peerless Kriemhild walked alone amid the sweet-scented bowers of her rose-garden. The dewdrops still hung thick on flower and thorn, and the wild birds carolled their songs of merry welcome to the new-born day. Every thing seemed to have put on its handsomest colors, and to be using its sweetest voice, on purpose to gladden the heart of the maiden. But Kriemhild was not happy. There was a shadow on her face and a sadness in her eye that the beauty... Long Stories - Post by : add2it - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 885

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter IX.The Journey to Burgundy-land The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter IX.The Journey to Burgundy-land

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter IX.The Journey to Burgundy-land
For many days before Siegfried's departure, the queen, and all the women of the household, busily plied their needles; and many suits of rich raiment made they for the prince and his worthy comrades. At length the time for leave-taking came, and all the inmates of the castle went out to the gate to bid the heroes God-speed. Siegfried sat upon his noble horse Greyfell, and his trusty sword Balmung hung at his side. And his Nibelungen knights were mounted on lordly steeds, with gold-red saddles and silver trappings chased with gold;... Long Stories - Post by : David_Thompson - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 954

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VIII. Siegfried's Welcome Home The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VIII. Siegfried's Welcome Home

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VIII. Siegfried's Welcome Home
In Santen Castle, one day, there was a strange uproar and confusion. Everybody was hurrying aimlessly about, and no one seemed to know just what to do. On every side there were restless whisperings, and hasty gestures, and loud commands. The knights and warriors were busy donning their war-coats, and buckling on their swords and helmets. Wise King Siegmund sat in his council-chamber, and the knowing men of the kingdom stood around him; and the minds of all seemed troubled with doubt, if not with fear. What could have caused so great... Long Stories - Post by : dopom9 - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 1222

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VII. In Nibelungen Land The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VII. In Nibelungen Land

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VII. In Nibelungen Land
Every one in the castle of Isenstein, from the princess to the kitchen-maid, felt grateful to the young hero for what he had done. The best rooms were fitted up for his use, and a score of serving men and maidens were set apart to do his bidding, and ordered to be mindful of his slightest wish. And all the earl-folk and brave men, and all the fair ladies, and Brunhild, fairest of them all, besought him to make his home there, nor ever think of going back to Rhineland. Siegfried yielded to... Long Stories - Post by : Michael_D_Price - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 1173

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VI. Brunhild The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VI. Brunhild

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter VI. Brunhild
Siegfried and the harper sat together in the little ship as it lay moored to the sandy shore; and their eyes were turned towards the sea-green castle and its glowing walls, and they looked in vain for any movement, or any sign of wakeful life. Every thing was still. Not a breath of air was stirring. The leaves of the trees hung motionless, as if they, too, were asleep. The great green banner on the tower's top clung around the flagstaff as if it had never fluttered to the breeze. No song of... Long Stories - Post by : jetson77 - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 1885

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter V. In AEgir's Kingdom The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter V. In AEgir's Kingdom

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter V. In AEgir's Kingdom
The vessel in which Siegfried sailed was soon far out at sea; for the balmy south wind, and the songs of the birds, and the music from Bragi's harp, all urged it cheerily on. And Siegfried sat at the helm, and guided it in its course. By and by they lost all sight of land, and the sailors wist not where they were; but they knew that Bragi, the Wise, would bring them safely into some haven whenever it should so please him, and they felt no fear. And the fishes leaped up... Long Stories - Post by : ashwiz - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 3278

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter IV. Fafnir, the Dragon The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter IV. Fafnir, the Dragon

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter IV. Fafnir, the Dragon
Regin took up his harp, and his fingers smote the strings; and the music which came forth sounded like the wail of the winter's wind through the dead treetops of the forest. And the song which he sang was full of grief and wild hopeless yearning for the things which were not to be. When he had ceased, Siegfried said,-- "That was indeed a sorrowful song for one to sing who sees his hopes so nearly realized. Why are you so sad? Is it because you fear the curse which you have taken... Long Stories - Post by : mrlee - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 2949

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter III. The Curse of Gold The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter III. The Curse of Gold

The Story Of Siegfried - Chapter III. The Curse of Gold
Forth then rode Siegfried, upon the beaming Greyfell, out into the broad mid-world. And the sun shone bright above him, and the air was soft and pure, and the earth seemed very lovely, and life a gladsome thing. And his heart was big within him as he thought of the days to come, of the deeds of love and daring, of the righting of many wrongs, of the people's praise, and the glory of a life well lived. And he wended his way back again toward the south and the fair lands of... Long Stories - Post by : BKMiller - Date : February 2011 - Author : James Baldwin - Read : 603