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Nibelungenlied - Adventure 26, How Dankwart Slew Gelfrat Summary & Analysis

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Adventure 26, How Dankwart Slew Gelfrat Summary

Now that all the warriors are safely across the Danube, Hagen tells them the truth of the matter. He reveals both the prophecy told him by the mermaids and the reason he threw the chaplain overboard. Hagen also tells them that he did indeed slay the ferryman and now they must be wary of two men of the land: Gelfrat and Elsy. Folker then steps forward to lead the band since he has knowledge of the countryside.

News soon comes to Gelfrat of his boatman's death, and the mighty warrior gathers an army to search out the murderer. As night falls on Gunther's band, they hear the sound of horses to the side of the road. Hagen calls out for the lurkers to identify themselves. Upon learning that Gelfrat seeks the slayer of the ferryman, Hagen tells the story...

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