Eckbert, Blond

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(Weir: Blond Eckbert). Bar. Husband of Bertha, they live an isolated life. Their only friend is Walther, but Eckbert is suspicious of his friendship with Bertha and kills Walther. When Bertha dies, Eckbert goes off into the wilderness and meets the old woman who brought Bertha up. She reveals that Bertha, his wife, was really his sister who had been abandoned in childhood by their father. The shock drives Eckbert insane and he dies. Created (1994) by Nicholas Folwell.

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