The Farmer Who Had Moved The Boundary Stones

(From the teacher Ernst in Braunschweig)

Once, a farmer in Lichtenberg died who had moved boundary stones and, in this manner, increased the size of his own land. As a punishment, he then had to carry the boundary stones around in his arms while wandering around on the field at night. People who passed by late in the evening heard him moan and call out: “Where am I going to put them?” One person who heard this gathered his courage and shouted at him: “You old scoundrel, put them where you got them from!” Since then, the haunting had ceased.


Source: Voges, T. Sagen aus dem Lande Braunschweig. 1895, p.112.

Notes & commentary: Bearers of Stones