Echo was a beautiful nymph, fond of the woods and hills, were she devoted herself to woodland sport.
I would rather die than have you
This Nymph saw Narcissus, a beautiful youth, as he pursued the chase upon the mountains. Oh how she loved him but little did she know he was not in his power
Why oh why oh why
She waited for him to speak while she hid behind the tree and then she shouted "Who's here" "Here" Narcissus replied "Come" echo replied "Come" As no-one came Narcissus called again "why do you shun me" Echo asked the same question "lets join each other said Narcissus
Please give him his punishment
The maid answered with all her heat and was ready to put her arms around him then he shouted "hands off" I would rather die than have you" "have me" she said but it was all in vain. He left her and she went to hide her blushes in the recesses of the woods.
From that time forth she lived in caves and among mountain cliffs. Her form faded with grief, till at last all her flesh shrank away. Her bones were changed into rocks and there was nothing left of her but her voice. With that she still ready to reply to anyone that calls her.
Narcissus's cruelty in this case was not the only instance. He shunned all the rest of the nymph and soon they faded like poor Echo. But one day a maiden prayed that he might feel what they feeled have felt and god granted the prayer