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by the dawnâ€™s early light
what so proudly we hailed
at the twilightâ€™s last gleaming
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By Mistress Of Word Play
In European folklore the ErlkÃ¶nig or Alder King kidnaps children and carries them to their death. He is said to be part elf and preys on the unwary who wander too far into the woodlands near his home. In Goetheâ€™s immortal ballad, Der ErlkÃ¶nig, or the Alder King is presented as a...