• I will give you three days to seek your shadow. Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow, and you shall receive a hearty welcome; otherwise, on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day - my daughter becomes the wife of another.

    Theodor Storm, Adelbert von Chamisso, Adalbert Stifter (2005). “Famous German Novellas of the 19th Century”, p.63, Mondial