Smote him yet the Fiddler / such a mighty blow, That 'fore the feet of Etzel / sheer on the floor his head fell low.
By train to the foot of the mountains, and then on foot for the ten miles to Etzel.
Father Gregory, whose mind had been far away, with his boys' school at Etzel, started.
At turn of sun in summer / were the knights arrived At mighty Etzel's palace.
Protected by Rudiger, Kriemhild and Etzel escaped from the banquet hall.
Came then the mighty Etzel / and sought to bring the strife to end.
Gunther asks for Brunhild, Etzel for Kriemhild without ever having seen one another.
Straightway the thanes of Etzel / ready stood her hest to do.
So costly gifts were offered / unto each messenger That they dared not receive them, / for Etzel's anger did they fear.
What might it boot to Etzel / that we strangers all lay dead.