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Werʹner

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alias Kruitzner, alias Count Siegendorf. Being driven from the dominion of his father, he wandered about as a beggar for twelve years. Count Stralʹenheim, being the next heir, hunted him from place to place. At length Stralʹenheim, travelling through Silesia, was rescued from the Oder by Ulric, and lodged in an old palace where Werner had been lodging for some few days. Werner robbed Stralʹenheim of a rouleau of gold, but scarcely had he done so when he recognised in Ulric his lost son, and chid him for saving the count. Ulric murdered Stralʹenheim, and provided for his father’s escape to Siegendorf castle, near Prague. Werner recovered his dominion, but found that his son was a murderer, and imagination is left to fill up the future fate of both father and son. (Byron Werner.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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