And so the years went by. Good Queen Singeli grew old, but whenever she went in the large kingdom she left a bright road behind her. And when she died all people longed to hear her footsteps again.
After that, whenever the elves in the great kingdom saw a star fall in the evening, they would call out, “See, Queen Singeli has gone by.”
But the wicked trolls would run and hide themselves behind fallen trees and large stones.
Singeli’s Silver Slippers, Translated from the Swedish by Martha Inez Johnson, The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies, ©1951