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The Erl King

A creature who lives in harmony with the forest and is able to control its creatures. He lures young women with a birdcall and then transforms them into birds to keep in cages. The narrator plots to kill him at the end of the story.

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A young woman who the Er-King enchants and plans to cage. At the story's end she plots to kill him and release all of his birds

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