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Historical Figures- The Eve’s and Adam’s House in Gdańsk

GHOSTS FROM ADAM AND EWA ‘ S HOUSE

ADAM AND EWA’S HOUSE IS A BEAUTIFUL TENEMENT HOUSE BY THE DŁUGA STREET IN GDAŃSK .HE HOUSE TOOK ITS NAME BECAUSE OF THE SCULPTURES OF THE BIBLE COUPLE SITUATED ON THE FABULOUS, OAK , FRONT DOORS OF THE HOUSE.THE HOUSE BELONGED TO THE WELL – KNOWN AND POWERFUL FERBERS’ FAMILY . HOWEVER , IT HAD BEEN UNINHABITATED FOR A  LONG TIME SINCE 1786 WHEN THE LAST HEIR OF THAT FAMILY DIED. OWLS AND BATS LIVED IN ITS NUMEROUS ROOMS AND BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS WERE COVERED WITH WEBS .SOME PEOPLE , WHO WERE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SPEND A NIGHT THERE , SAID LATER THAT THEY HAD BEEN VISITED BY GHOSTS . PEOPLE WERE TELLING THAT IT WAS THOSE DOORS, WHICH HAD EVIL POWER ,TO BLAME FOR EVERYTHING . IT ALL STARTED WHEN AN OLD MERCHANT MARIED A GORGEOUS , YOUNG , COUNCIL’S DAUGHTER .

THE MERCHANT WAS OLD AND UNTOLD RICH BUT HE WAS UNHAPPY BECAUSE OF HIS LONELINESS . HE DECIDED TO GET MARRIED AND CHOSE THE DAUGHTER OF A VERY RESPECTED COUNCIL IN GDAŃSK .SHE WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL BUT VERY YOUNG TOO . HER FATHER WAS NOT AGAINST SO THE COUPLE TIED THE KNOT SOON .THE MARRIAGE DIDN’T MEET  EXACTLY THE MERCHANT’S EXPECTATIONS .THE YOUNG WIFE LIKED TO SOCIALIZE WITH OTHER  PEOPLE A LOT AND BY THE WAY SHE WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR YOUNGER MEN’S COMPANY .

-YOU ARE  MY WIFE !-THE MERCHANT SOMETIMES GOT ANGRY ,BECAUSED HE LOVED HIS WIFE PASSIONATELY AND POSSESSIVELY .-NO SNOTNOSE WILL SEDUCE YOU . AND YOU , DON’T TEMPT THEM .

-ME ? HOW DARE I MY HUSBAND- SHE WAS OUTRAGED WHILE LOOKING AT HIM WITH HER SKY-BLUE EYES – I WAS ONLY POLITE.

-DO YOU CALL SMILES POLITENESS ? YOU ENCOURAGE THEM BY YOURSELF .MAYBE I’M OLD BUT IT IS ME YOU HAVE VOWED TO.

THE WOMAN SIGHED AND SAID NOTHING . HER HUSBAND’S JEALOUSY WAS BURDENING HER MORE AND MORE . IT WASN’T OVER WHEN THE YOUNG WIFE DIED SUDDENLY . GDAŃSK WAS FULL OF RUMOURS SOME SUSPECTED IT HADN’T BEEN A DEATH BUT A MURDER . THEY EVEN ACCUSED THE MERCHANT OF POISONING HIS YOUNG WIFE SO NO OTHER MAN COULD ENJOY HER LOVE .

IN THE MEANWHILE , THE OLD MAN GOT TERRIBLY DEPRESSED . HE BEHAVED STRANGELY  AND AVOIDED OTHER PEOPLE .HE WAS SPENDING NEARLY OLD THE DAYS AND NIGHTS IN HIS STUDY ABSORBED IN READING MAGIC BOOKS .THE SERVANTS SAID HE HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR SOME WAY HOW TO BRING BAG  HIS WIFE TO LIFE .ONE DAY A STRANGER KNOCKED ON THE DOOR OF THE HOUSED .

-I AM A WITCH DOCTOR- HE CLAIMED.

– I KNOW WHAT IS TROUBLING YOU AND I CAN SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

– IF YOU MANAGE TO DO THAT, I’LL MAKE YOU FABULOUSLY RICH!-THE MERCHANT EXCLAIMED HAPPILY AS HIS HEART BEGAN TO BIT IN HOPE.

THE WITCH DOCTOR ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD COME BACK AT NIGHT IN ORDER TO COMPLETE A RITUAL IN A QUIET ATMOSPHERE. THE MERCHANT AGREED EAGERLY.HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TWILIGHT-IT SEEMED AN ETERNITY TO HIM. THE VERY THOUGHT THAT IN A COUPLE OF HOURS HE WOULD EMBRACE HIS BELOVED WIFE BROUGHT HIM TO LIFE. THE DARKNESS DESCENDED AT LAST. AT A SET TIME THE MEN TOOK THEIR PLACES IN ONE OF THE ROOMS AND BEGAN THE CEREMONY:

-YOU SHOULD REMEMBER ,SIR, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN  BETWEEN YOU  MUST KEEEP ON SITTING ON YOUR PLACE. YOU AREN’T ALLOWED TO STAND UP.- THE WIZARD WARNED THE MAN.

-ALL RIGHT. I’LL DO EVERYTHING TO BRING MY WIFE BACK.

AT THE BEGINNING EVERYTHING WENT ACCORDING TO THE PLAN.THE GHOSTS BEGAN TO SHOW UP FROM THE WALLS. OUR ANCESTORS- ADAM AND EWA APPEARED AT FIRST, THEN THE OTHER SPIRITS FROM THE PAST CAME OUT.THE MERCHANT WAS LOOKING OUT FOR HIS WIFE  BUT THERE WERE MORE AND MORE UNFAMILIAR GHOSTS IN THERE.FINALLY,HE SPOTTED A LIGHT FIGURE OF HIS WIFE. HE COULDN’T BELIEVE HIS EYES. FEELING EXCITEMENT AND GUILT AT THE SAME TIME MADE HIS EYES FULL OF TEARS. ALTHOUGH HE HAD TO SIT STILL TILL THE END OF THE CEREMONY, HE COULDN’T WAIT IT ANY LONGER. HE RUSHED FROM THE CHAIR KNEELED TO HER FEET  AND BEGAN TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS.

AT THAT VERY MOMENT THERE WAS A DULL BANG AND THE ROOM WAS FILLED WITH BLACK, SULPHUR SMELT SMOKE,AS IF THOUSANDS OF DEMONS CAME OUT FROM THE UNDERNEATH. THE MERCHANT FELL ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN HE REGAINED HIS CONSCIOUSNESS IT WAS ALREADY MORNING. HE STOOD UP QUICKLY,JUMPED TO THE WINDOW AND HAVING OPENED IT STARTED SHOUTING.

-MERCY! MERCY FOR THE SINNER!

HE HADN’T BEEN ABLE TO RECOVER FOR A LONG TIME. AND IN ORDER NOT TO FORGET ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE HE ORDERED TO DECORATE THE HEAVY ,OAK,FRONT DOORS OF HIS TENEMENT HOUSE WITH THE SCULPTURES OF ADAM AND EWA. HE SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE AS A WEIRDO AND A RECLUSE.

AFTER HIS DEATH EVIL SPIRITS INHABITED THAT BEAUTIFUL HOUSE. NOBODY WANTED TO STAY IN THERE OR TO BUY IT AND BECAUSE OF THAT THE HOUSE HAD STAYED ABANDONED FOR 100 YEARS. ONLY IN THE 19-TH CENTURY THE NEW OWNERS DECIDED TO CRACK DOWN ON THAT CURSE AND REMOVED THE OAK DOORS WHICH WERE LATER DISPLAYED IN THE TOWN HALL. IN THE MEANWHILE BAD SPIRITS LOST THEIR POWER AND THE TENEMENT COULD BE INHABITED AGAIN.

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