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Author Topic: Nathaniel Menner  (Read 2260 times)

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Nathaniel Menner
« on: December 14, 2019, 01:55:09 pm »
*Oscar Enters the library and looks through many books after any information about the man they call "Menner" Or any events he may have been involved in...*


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Re: Nathaniel Menner
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2019, 08:18:44 am »
The librarian reluctantly hands you a fable about 2 knights named Menner. "It is an old children tale" you are told, "One read to children to warn against greed and envy. Did you want to read it?"

The Brothers Menner
Once upon a time, long ago, lived two brothers, knights of the land under their father's rule.
A boar lays waste to a country, and the brothers set out to kill it, with the prize being a princess's hand in marriage.
The younger meets a dwarf who gives him a spear, and with it, he kills the boar.
Carrying the body off, the victor meets his older brother, who had joined with others to drink.
The older brother lures him into the Frog and Toad, gives him drink, and learns of the younger brother's adventure.
They then set out to deliver the body of the boar to their Father, but on passing a bridge, the older kills the younger and buries his body beneath it.
He takes the boar himself and marries the princess as his prize.
One day a shepherd sees a bone under the bridge and uses it to make a mouthpiece for a horn, which sings of the brother's fate:

"Ah! Dear shepherd, you are blowing your horn

With one of my bones, which night and morn

Lie still unburied, beneath the wave

Where I was thrown in a sandy grave.

I killed the wild boar, and my brother slew me,

And gained the princess by pretending 'twas he."

The shepherd takes this marvel to the Father, who has the bridge examined, and the bones of the deceased brother are found.
The older brother is not able to deny his actions and is burnt alive as punishment.
The younger brother's bones are reburied in a beautiful grave
"People who have no hope are easy to control"