According to local folklore, a woodcutter's daughter was bathing in Silent Pool one day when a nobleman rode by on horseback. Noticing the attractive young lady, he approached her, hoping to entice her from the water. But his advances shocked her, and in her panic she soon found she was out of her depth and getting into difficulty. Her brother heard her cries and came running to her aid, and started wading out to save her. The nobleman fled, to avoid further commotion, accidentally dropping his hat. The woodcutter's son, not being a strong swimmer, panicked himself and he and his exhausted sister drowned. Later that evening, the anxious woodcutter was searching for his son and daughter and found their lifeless bodies, arms still entwined, in the pool. He noticed the hat lying on the bank and apparently it bore the crest of Prince John, later to be crowned King John I.