George and the Black Giant: Death (6)
The castle appears
Many long years followed. Knight George's cheeks became furrowed, his hair turned grey, he had lived through many hardships and hard battles. But he had never stopped longing for Rosenburg.
And then, one evening, he saw the golden castle in the rosy clouds. With loose reins, he let his horse sprint ahead. The shimmering silver path leading up through the clouds to the castle already appeared before him.
The black giant
There a giant with flaming eyes and a huge fist, big enough to crush horse and rider, rose up before him. But the hero was not afraid, but steered his horse straight towards the giant. The horse reared up on its hind legs and put its ears back in a belligerent manner. The moment the hero reached for his sword, the giant disappeared.
Now he rode straight to the castle.
George and the Virgin in the Castle: Resurrection to Life (7)
George and the Virgin
The virgin with the starry eyes was waiting for him:
- You have overcome all obstacles - and found me!
The hero heaved a deep sigh and answered:
- But why did it take so long? Now I am old and grey...
Wholeness and eternal life
She smiled and held out a silver mirror to him. And behold: He was young and beautiful again.
Hand in hand they went into the castle.