Danger on the Rhine at Loreley

One place was really scary. High rocky cliffs edged the river on both sides. The water was swirling, and the boatmen got very serious and shouted at each other and their voices echoed over and over again. I was frightened because a sailor had told me about a beautiful woman who sits on the top of the cliff, combing her long blond hair and singing a strange melody. Boatmen are fascinated by her voice, he said, and they don’t watch the river. So it’s her fault that many ships sink in this place. But I watched and saw what the real danger of the Loreley was. The Rhine gets much narrower and there is a sharp curve which makes it difficult to navigate. But the worst problem is the rocks under the water which you can’t see. That’s why so many ships sink.
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