440 MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE Bohmenvaldes\ began with short: stories, //;/ RJ//g f]es Ossers (1913). The magic of lonely mountain spaces and frowning forests fills all his tales. In his novel AMS wilder Ww%e/ (1920) he describes the settlement of the mountain wilderness of the Sudetenland by colonists escaping from the terrors of the Thirty Years War; Der Pfarrer von Dornloh (1932) is the chronicle of a Bohemian village during the same period. Das G/fkk von Dnrrnslauden (1927) des- cribes the decay of a village when ore is found: It is the theme (ruin by riches) of Gerhart I lauptmann's Vor Sonnenanfgang* Only in one tale does Watzlik desert his native province - in UmsHerr- gottswort (1926); and even here he only just gets over the frontier into Austria. In the short stories of Diimmcrvolk (1928) and the novel Der Teufel wi/dert (1933) the supernatural beings who haunt all upland solitudes are interpreted as the demonic impulses of tempted and erring souls.