She tried to escape, but the ribbon forced her to follow the water-sprite.
At length she presented him with a little daughter as lovely as a water-sprite, with hair like threads of gold.
The water-sprite stood behind her, seized her hand, and led her back to the bell.
I felt like a nymph, a water-sprite, or something, as I swam out to the middle and found a footing.
The water-sprite made the Peasant a present of all three axes, for having told the truth.
The water-sprite brought out a gold axe, and asked: "Is this your axe?"
Beware, you who think yourself cleverer than the water-sprite!
There is nothing of the water-sprite in her, nor is she spoken of by any such name in the poem itself.
Then the water-sprite returned to the sea, brought back that pearl, and gave it to the Man.
The water-sprite sat on a stone at the river's edge, contentedly watching the awful spectacle.