I am utterly lost in deciphering the very last sentence from the story Haita the Shepherd:
In the obscurity the maiden's figure grew dim and indistinct and her voice seemed to come from a distance, as she said, in a tone of sorrowful reproach: 'Presumptuous and ungrateful youth! must I then so soon leave thee? Would nothing do but thou must at once break the eternal compact?'
I tired hard to put together various meanings but e.g. the "eternal compact" is something I cannot understand.