Legend of the defence tower
One day a dwarf was passing Škrlovec tower when he hit upon the idea that he would take it with him. The captain of the spaceship issues a command to follow the culprit guilty of stealing the tower. They trace the tower to an isolated asteroid, return it to its place, and peace and order is restored in space.
This tale has been told by storytellers for a long time, and moreover about how above the ancient town of Karnija a flock of spaceship-dragons who occupied the town and began to drink its juices of life. In an instant of madness the dwarf grabbed the defence tower and hid it. The town’s citizens looted the weapons from the tower and organised a resistance to rid them. And that is how the dwarf became a hero.
Epilogue to the story: Perkmandeljc is reading a letter. His wife asks: ‘What does it say? What has your nephew been up to again? Perkmandelj replied: ‘He’s behind bars because he stole the tower. He is asking me to pay his ransom.’ Perkmandeljc sets off with a bag on his shoulder: ‘Oh, well. Just what would that loser do without me and my mine of silver?’
The author of the story and the paintings in front of Kranj City Library is the illustrator and conservationist Aleksander J. Potočnik. The initiator of the wall paintings is the Carnica Institute, with the support of Kranj City Library.