This mound lays in the top part of our village. It is covered by grass that the farmer mows now and again to keep it neat and tidy. I pass this mound often when on a wheelie in my chair and I see it quite plainly when wheeling up the path to our local castle.
I have asked around why this mound is there but no-one has been able to give me an answer. Do I notice that the villagers pretend not to understand my Swiss German and look in the other direction? Do I see elderly women making a sign of the cross as they walk past the mound, although I must say the local church is near. Are my questions ignored and why does the farmer not plant any crops on this mound. Cows avoid it and the birds fly in circles above it but never land on it or on the few trees growing on the mound.
Perhaps it is my imagination. I asked Mr. Swiss, but he told me that people do not talk about this mound, and as I am only an adopted Swiss, I should avoid talking about it. It seems I am the Enigma in this village.