The Oxonian In Norway Volume 2; Or, Notes Of Excursions In That Country In 1854-1855 by Frederick MetcalfeThe Oxonian In Norway Volume 2; Or, Notes Of Excursions In That Country In 1854-1855 by Frederick Metcalfe

The Oxonian In Norway Volume 2; Or, Notes Of Excursions In That Country In 1854-1855

byFrederick Metcalfe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...rose near us; the latter seeming to say " who are you? who are you?" And, before we could devise an answer to this very natural enquiry, a bevy of sylph-like Arctic and common terns, who had been performing a graceful polka in the air, darted, some of them, within a foot of my head. This they meant no doubt as a polite intimation that our absence would be more agreeable than our company. Washed up high on the beach, I found two buckets, nearly new, worth, I was told, a dollar a piece; and near them a piece of broken oar. These had most probably belonged to some fishing boat, which had been lost on this dangerous coast; all in consequence of that terrible creature, the Draugie. The northern fishermen know him very well, VOICE OF THE DRAUGIE. 159 and that by sad experience. While they are pursuing their vocation at sea, a fearful scream is often heard. Sometimes it sounds like " H-a-u I" " H-a-u!" sometimes it says " So cold!" " so cold!" That is the voice of the Draugie, or water-sprite; and it portends storm and disaster at sea: and when they hear it, the poor mariners make for land with what speed they can. Not unfrequently the fishermen get a sight of him. The south-country folks describe him to be a person of middle size, clad in the ordinary dress of a seaman. Most of the people up here, north, give quite a different description of him. They say he has no head, but a tin-plate instead; with red-hot coals for eyes. But, it is very well known, that, like the mermaid, he can assume what shape he pleases. His favourite abiding place is about the cluster of boat-houses (nosterne), down by the beach. In these places, as well as in the boats, the fishermen often find a substance like foam. That is 160 CAPE OF N...
Title:The Oxonian In Norway Volume 2; Or, Notes Of Excursions In That Country In 1854-1855Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021760398X

ISBN - 13:9780217603980

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