One February day, as dusk was drawing on, Torarin came driving along the road which led from Kungshall up to the parish of Solberga. The road was a lonely one, altogether deserted, but this was no reason for Torarin to hold his tongue. Beside him on the sledge he had a trusty friend with whom to chat. This was a little black dog with shaggy coat, and Torarin called him Grim. He lay still most of the time, with his head sunk between his feet, and answered only by blinking to all his master said. But if his ear caught anything that displeased him, he stood up on the load, put his nose in the air, and howled worse than a wolf.
"Now I must tell you, Grim, my dog," said Torarin, "that I have heard great news today. They told me both at Kungshall and at Kareby that the sea was frozen. Fair, calm weather it has been this long while, as you well know, who have been out in it every day; and they say the sea is frozen fast not only in the creeks and sounds, but far out over the Cattegat. There is no fairway now for ship or boat among the islands, nothing but firm, hard ice, so that a man may drive with horse and sledge as far as Marstrand and Paternoster Skerries."
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THE GIRL FROM THE MARSH CROFT
THE SILVER MINE (version 1)
THE WEDDING MARCH
THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS ROSE
A STORY FROM JERUSALEM
WHY THE POPE LIVED TO BE SO OLD
THE STORY OF A STORY
THE SILVER MINE (Version 2)
THE SPIRIT OF FASTING AND PETTER NORD
THE LEGEND OF THE BIRD’S NEST
THE KING'S GRAVE
THE LEGEND OF REOR
THE ROMANCE OF A FISHERMAN'S WIFE
HIS MOTHER’S PORTRAIT
A FALLEN KING
A CHRISTMAS GUEST
AMONG THE CLIMBING ROSES
THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF NILS
THE MIRACLES OF ANTICHRIST
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