By Andrzej Sapkowski
»Was ist mit dem Mädchen? Ihr dürft nicht zulassen, dass sie den Turm betritt! Hörst du? Lasst nicht zu, dass sie den Schwalbenturm betritt ...« Hexer Geralt und seine Gefährten sind bei der Suche nach Ciri, der verschwundenen Prinzessin von Cintra, bisher erfolglos geblieben. Jetzt will die rivische Königin sie als Partisanenkämpfer in dem blutigen Krieg gegen Nilfgaard verpflichten. Doch sie setzen sich ab, um ihre unterbrochene Reise zu den Druiden wieder aufzunehmen. Bei einem Überfall gerät Geralts Wolfsmedaillon, das Insignium seines Hexertums, in fremde Hände... Ciri, die so hartnäckig Gesuchte, ist von dem gelehrten Einsiedler Vysogota aufgenommen worden. Ihr ganzes Sinnen und Trachten richtet sich jetzt auf den legendären Schwalbenturm, denn dies muss der Ort sein, von dem in der alten Prophezeiung die Rede ist. Allerdings ist der Schwalbenturm nur noch eine Ruine...
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Note the fence separating two compounds in the background. Also note the ﬂowers planted around the band shell. Camp Hearne Collection, Texas A&M University. pound if they wished (ﬁg. ; Axberg ). The most popular pieces played by the orchestra at Camp Hearne in were German music, polkas, and classical pieces. The POWs also enjoyed playing and listening to American jazz and “hillbilly” music (Lakes ). Carl Bruns recalled, “They oﬀered everything from classic to jazz, from German folk songs to American western songs.
But they were realistic, I had to admit. I better keep my mouth shut and seal my lips! Now I understood their motivation and purpose, and why we had such a good time in American custody. When the camp was ﬁrst established, some of the citizens were apprehensive and concerned that the prisoners were dangerous and might escape. ” Johnoween Mathis remarked that some of the locals thought she was taking a risk by working at the camp. ’” Jim Stegall made deliveries to the camp and said of the Germans that as time wore on “we didn’t look on them as being dangerous at all.
These were all made by the POWs from scraps of lumber and other materials. Camp Hearne Collection, Texas A&M University. L S S Fig. . German POWs apply makeup and help with costumes in the dressing room for the production of the Czar and the Carpenter. The female roles were played by men. ” Note the stenciled “PW” on the shorts worn by the prisoners. Camp Hearne Collection, Texas A&M University. As Fritz Haus summarized in his memoir: “These performances were quite popular. Franz Lehar’s operetta, The Merry Widow, for example, ran before capacity crowds for many weeks.