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The Ghost in the Forest

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Many people who live near the Theme Park are afraid to go into the Forest area. There is a legend, that a woman who once lived in the forest as an outlaw hundreds and hundreds of years ago, still walks there as a ghost at night.
The legend says, she was a great warrior from a rich family, but the wicked king, who ruled the country, killed her family and burned her castle, that is quite close to the Theme Park.

Her name was Maureen. Maureen escaped being killed, by running into the forest. Because of this, the King made a decree.
Many of the poor people, who knew Maureen, liked her very much and they told her what the King was going to do. Maureen decided to fight the King. She did this by helping the poor, by robbing the rich and giving their money to the poor. Everytime someone rich came through the forest, she would rob him.
Maureen was a heroine for the poor, but in the end, one of the poor betrayed her. 
The King's decree

She was caught by the King´s soldiers and hung in the forest by the King from one of the old oak trees. The legend says, that her ghost still walks there by night.

 So beware!

an old oak tree


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