Half a Kingdom: An Icelandic Folktale
"When you wake up in the morning you never can tell what might happen to you during the day." Thus begins, and ends, a most enchanting folktale about a prince who is kidnapped by two troll girls and the poor peasant girl who rescues him. Although all the kings' strongest and wisest men had failed, Signy is able to accomplish the task by means of a magic spell, two swans, a giant golden egg, and a little help from the young prince.
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began to set big oak tree chattering cloud of fog cold fog blew dark corner fast asleep fog covered fog drifted forest forever funny giant golden egg going to happen golden bed gone HALF A KINGDOM half the kingdom heard hiding place ICELANDIC FOLKTALE king loved knew later the fog laughing left the cave looked at Signy magic fog marry minute later morning never can tell peasant girl play checkers poor precious precious son Prince Lini asleep Prince Lini awake Prince Lini stirred promise rich rode rubbed his eyes sang and Prince short troll Signy asked Signy told Signy whistled Sing O sing sing O swans Sing Prince Lini sky turned rosy slept slightest idea strongest sun began swans flew swans sang tall troll thick cold fog told the prince trolls left trolls whistled wake walked want half warm wisest woke