Ovind: A Story of Country Life in Norway ...

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Simpkin, 1869 - 202 pages
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Page 145 - ... help you." He went to his work and his son went with him. By the evening Eyvind had his plan complete : he would try for the post of District Inspector of Agriculture, and would beg the Principal of the College and the Schoolmaster to help him. " Then, if she holds out, with God's help I will win her through my work.
Page 114 - Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Page 18 - ... and the sky talked to the clouds, the clouds to the trees, the trees to the grass, the grass to the flies, the flies to the animals, the animals to the children, the children to the grown-up people; and so it went on, until it had gone round...
Page 195 - Is there anything further?" asked the pastor. "There is nothing further. " The peasant fumbled his cap, as if he were about to go. Then the pastor rose. "This much further," he said, and walked over to Thord, took his hand and looked him in the eyes. "God grant that the child may be a blessing to you.
Page 113 - ... this full assurance of faith, and certainty of persevering. But God, who is the father of all consolation, does not suffer them to be tempted above that they are able...
Page 35 - No, he wasn't thinking of me," said Anders. "I know him; he thinks only of himself." For a long time nothing more was said. Baard perspired as he stood there, although it was a cold evening. The woman inside was busy over a pot that bubbled and hissed on the fire, an infant cried now and then, and Anders rocked the cradle. Then she said these words : "I believe you two are always thinking of each other and won't own to it." "Let us talk of something else,
Page 198 - Thord could scarcely believe it; he held the boat still, and stared at the spot where his son had gone down, as though he must surely come to the surface again. There rose some bubbles, then some more, and finally one large one that burst; and the lake lay there as smooth and bright as a mirror again.
Page 199 - The priest sat down also, as though waiting. A long, long silence followed. At last Thord said: "I have something with me that I should like to give to the poor; I want it to be invested as a legacy in my son's name." He rose, laid some money on the table, and sat down again. The priest counted it. "It is a great deal of money,
Page 39 - ... light at the trial, Anders firmly believed his brother to be guilty. They met at the trial, Baard in his good clothes, Anders in his patched ones. Baard looked at his brother as he entered, and his eyes wore so piteous an expression of entreaty that Anders felt it in the inmost depths of his heart. "He does not want me to say anything," thought Anders, and when he was asked if he suspected his brother of the deed, he said loudly and decidedly, "No!" Anders took to hard drinking from that day,...

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