The motif Witch in HCA : Ole, the Tower Keeper (1859)
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The motif Witch in HCA : Ole, the Tower Keeper (1859)

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I read your book on New Year's Eve, and became so lost in it that I entirely forgot my usual New Year's Eve entertainment – watching the wild hunt to Amager; but you don't know what that is.

"The witches' flight to the Blocksberg on Midsummer Eve is, of course, well known, but we also have a wild mob, in this land and in our time, which speeds to Amager on New Year's Eve. All the bad poets, poetesses, newspaper hack writers, musicians, and artistic lions who are not worth anything else ride through the air to Amager on New Year's Eve. They sit astride their pencils or quill pens – for steel pens are too stiff for riding.

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