So Galen made his way though the wood until he saw the light of the quarter moon shining on the rock. Elise emerged from the pines, and they shared a quick embrace before making their way to the waiting ship.
—From a local version of The Resourceful Lovers
It's said that lovers who kiss the stone tree will be blessed with a long and happy marriage. Those fond of the superstition tend to ignore renditions of the tale in which Galen and Elise drown at sea.
—Sister Holda, from her unpublished work Folk Nonsense and Other Absurdities