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1906 Excerpt: ... "Well well never mind," said Gudbrand, "at the
worst, I can only go back home again with my cow. I've both stable
and tether for her, I should think, and the road is no farther out
than in;" and with that he began to toddle home with his cow. But
when he had gone a bit of the way, a man met him who had a horse to
sell, so Gudbrand thought 'twas better to have a horse than a cow,
so he swopped with the man. A little farther on he met a man
walking along and driving a fat pig before him, and he thought it
better to have a fat pig than a horse, so he swopped with the man.
After that he went a little farther, and a man met him with a
goat;so he thought it better to have a goat than a pig, and he
swopped with the man that owned the goat. Then he went on a bit
till he met a man who had a sheep, and he swopped with him too, for
he thought it always better to have a sheep than a goat. After a
while he met a man with a goose, and he swopped away the sheep for
the goose; and when he had walked a long, long time, he met a man
with a cock, and he swopped with him, for he thought in this wise,
" "Tis surely better to have a cock than a goose." Then he went on
till the day was far spent, and he began to get very hungry, so he
sold the cock for a shilling, and bought food with the money, for,
thought Gudbrand on the Hill-side, "'Tis always better to save
one's life than to have a cock." After that he went on home till he
reached his nearest neighbour's house, where he turned in. "Well,"
said the owner of the house, "how did things go with you in town?"
"Rather so so," said Gudbrand, "I can't praise my luck, nor do I
blame it either," and with that he told the whole story from first
to last. "Ah " said his friend, "you'll get nicely called over the
coals, that one can s...
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|Country of origin:
Rasmus Bjorn Anderson
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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