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TALES from the FJELD


a series of   Popular Tales
from the Norse   of P. Ch. Asbjörnsen,

 
by
 

Sir George Dasent, d.c.l
author of "Tales from the Norse."


a New Edition with more than a
Hundred Illustrations
by Moyr Smith


New York.
G. P. Putnam's sons.


All rights reserved.

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Meyr Smith 1895. The Return after Four Hundred Years.

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CONTENTS

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1
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15
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17
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21
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28
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33
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42
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61
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65
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68
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90
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95
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108
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116
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121
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126
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128
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129
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130
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133
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135
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137
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146
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157
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158
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168
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171
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176
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179
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195
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209
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213
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222
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226
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230
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235
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237
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247
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254
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261
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274
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283
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289
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312
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323
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333
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341
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353
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358
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376
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


  1. PLATES
  2. PAGE
  3. "The return after four hundred years"
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    Frontispiece
  4. "The queen would go herself and fetch the pipe
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  5. "He must and would have the land-tax"
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    51
  6. "'Aye, aye; I have it,' said the lad"
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    85
  7. "There sat Death at her pillow"
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    113
  8. "I am so pretty"
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    163
  9. The prince dismissing his sweetheart
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    234
  10. The princess and the falcon
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    240
  11. "Outside the gate lay the dragons"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    298
  12. "All that were there fell a-dancing at once"
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    320
  13. "The trap-door tipped up with the bride"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    389


  1. ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. PAGE
  3. Initial letter
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    1
  4. "Her nose stuck fast in a log of wood"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    2
  5. "He piped them all together"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    7
  6. The princess
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    9
  7. The king
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    13
  8. "He gaped so wide"
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    15
  9. "Paws off, pussy"
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    19
  10. "An old wife came walking by"
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    21
  11. Initial letter
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    21
  12. "The cat sitting up at the mainmast head"
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    26
  13. Initial letter
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    28
  14. The handquern, the chair, and the door
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    29
  15. The greedy cat
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    33
  16. The squirrel
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    35
  17. "So she rushed at the sun"
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    40
  18. The five goodies and the egg
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    42
  19. Grumblegizzard chips the egg
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    43
  20. Grumblegizzard cuts down the wood
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    46
  21. Old Nick beats his mother
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    53
  22. The castle by the lake
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    54
  23. The bridge
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    59
  24. The king in the air
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    60
  25. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    61
  26. "'Bow-wow, bow-wow,' it said"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    62
  27. "So she crawled up on her knees"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    63
  28. Reynard and chanticleer
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    65
  29. "Here comes a hunter"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    66
  30. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    68
  31. "Be so good as to sit down"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    71
  32. "The goat set off"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    76
  33. "The princess was even more high and haughty than before"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    80
  34. "She fondled the Troll"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    83
  35. "He met two who had slain a man"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    90
  36. "Kissed him all shaggy as he was"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    94
  37. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    95
  38. "There stood the king in the porch"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    96
  39. "Boiled the porridge on the block"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    98
  40. "She fell on the floor as though she were dead"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    101
  41. "So he fell a-wrangling with the queen"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    102
  42. "Miss Peik sewed and stitched"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    104
  43. "He was so dry and lean"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    110
  44. "He tilted up the stone"
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    116
  45. "Now I'm coming to eat you"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    118
  46. "I can well slip through your feet, Goosey Poosey"
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    124
  47. "'Ouf, ouf,' said the pig"
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    125
  48. The hare frisking
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    128
  49. Initial letter
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    137
  50. The little girl and the beggar-boy
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    137
  51. "He saw an old hag"
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    140
  52. "So he went up to the mansion-house"
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    145
  53. Initial letter
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    146
  54. "Tell me now what there is in this tankard"
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    155
  55. Boy and the box
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    157
  56. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    158
  57. "Such a swarm of little Trolls"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    160
  58. "She was dressed and clad like a princess"
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    165
  59. "The king met him out in the porch"
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    169
  60. "He knocked at his grave"
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    171
  61. "The old hag with her basket"
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    181
  62. "So he took up a birch cudgel"
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    186
  63. The king
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    187
  64. A ship
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    188
  65. Initial letter
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    195
  66. "He lay snoring"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    198
  67. "There he sat upright"
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    201
  68. Two goodies who quarrelled
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    209
  69. "Nothing ails me"
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    210
  70. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    213
  71. "A wonderful figure of fun"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    215
  72. "Hang on if you care to come"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    220
  73. Initial letter
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    222
  74. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    226
  75. "Old Nick came on board in a gust of wind"
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    227
  76. "Pump, devil, pump"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    228
  77. "Shall we reap the field now"
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    231
  78. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    237
  79. "'Oh!' said the princess, 'there is some one here'"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    241
  80. The falcon
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    244
  81. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    247
  82. "She saw ever so many chests of drawers"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    249
  83. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    254
  84. "Go to the smith"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    258
  85. "He met the old wife"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    264
  86. The king
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    266
  87. "Out came her eldest daughter"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    267
  88. "Lay your head on my lap"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    268
  89. "He caught the Troll"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    272
  90. "His coat-tails were higher than his neck"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    273
  91. "Flogging the old hunks"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    277
  92. "Dressed himself up as a doctor"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    278
  93. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    283
  94. The pig
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    288
  95. "Could only walk with a stick"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    289
  96. "The likeness of a young girl or princess"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    291
  97. A baby Troll
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    294
  98. "There sat a princess spinning"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    301
  99. "There lay another princess"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    306
  100. "A strange ship of war"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    309
  101. The ass
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    311
  102. "The sheriff began to dance"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    317
  103. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    323
  104. "He had to jump over a bog-hole"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    327
  105. "So the goody came out of doors"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    329
  106. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    333
  107. "The Green Knight came to her"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    335
  108. "The princess stepped into the church porch"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    338
  109. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    341
  110. "He met the same old man"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    344
  111. "I'm a dead-shot up to the world's end"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    346
  112. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    353
  113. Silly Matt
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    358
  114. "He set off and wooed a lass"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    367
  115. "There sat that figure of fun"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    370
  116. Initial letter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    375
  117. The white bear
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    377
  118. The castle
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    379
  119. "She held the candle over him"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    381
  120. "In that town there was an inn"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    392
  121. "One of the musicians"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    396
  122. "He had got the bird on his fist"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    397
  123. "I'll kill you on the spot"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    398
  124. "They came to the spot where the lovely maiden was"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    400
  125. "Three Trolls came flying along"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    401
  126. The end
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    403
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