Da sah sie zwischen den Ähren fern die grauen Schloßtürme von Wartalun aus den Eichen ragen, der eine trug einen Hahn, der andere das seltsam verschnörkelte Doppelkreuz, das auch im Wappen des Geschlechts zu finden war.

It appears to me that it means something like "one" but in another post it has been refered to as "the one."

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»der eine« refers to »die grauen Schlosstürme« and means »one of the gray castle towers«.


is old orthography, not valid anymore.

  • Vielen Dank. Es is klar.
    – user26231
    Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 15:23
  • Why is it not valid any more?
    – Thomas
    Commented Mar 21, 2017 at 14:31

The one is a correct translation as opposed to the other. Of course one could shorten it to one, but then another, the second or also one would be matching counterpieces. The emphasize the counterpart aspect, I would prefer the one.

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