East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon by Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen

By Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen

Twenty-two Norwegian folks stories, specially chosen and punctiliously tailored for younger readers. contains the tales of trainers and His Brothers, Why the ocean is Salt, Gudbrand-on-the-Hillside, The Princess at the Glass Hill, and lots of extra. a set of reports that has extremely joyful kids for generations. compatible for a long time 6 and up.

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Trickle and run," said Boots; and so the water trickled and ran, till it gushed out of the hole in a stream, and in a short time the well was brimful. Then Boots had felled the oak which shaded the King's palace, and dug a well that held water all the year around, and so he got the princess and half the kingdom, as the King had said. " The Lad Who Went to the North Wind ONCE on a time there was an old widow who had one son, and as she was feeble and weak, she asked her son to go out to the storehouse and fetch meal for cooking.

After all, I had the fun of seeing it," said he. So when they had gone a bit farther, they came to the King's palace; but as every one in the kingdom had heard how he might win the Princess and half the realm, if he could only fell the big oak and dig the King's well, so many had come to try their luck that the oak was now twice as stout and big as it had been at first; for two chips grew for every one they hewed out with their axes, as I dare say you remember I told you. So the King had now laid down as a punishment, that if any one tried and could not fell the oak, he should be put on a barren island, much like a prison.

Then he took the cloth and put it into his pocket, and went home with his stick in his hand, leading the ram by a cord tied around its horns; and so he got his rights for the meal he had lost. The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body ONCE on a time there was a King who had seven sons. Six of them were stout, brave lads, but the youngest was the cinderlad, you must know; and he went about by himself neither saying nor doing much. Best of all he liked to sit by the hearth and watch the glowing cinders, so they called him Boots, and thought little of him.

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