The old man and his sons
The story of people living on the remote Faroe Islands in the North Sea, and theirálives and struggles, tragedies and laughter. It tells the tale of the transformation of a rural society into a modern nation of fisheries and the conflicts between generations that result.
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For when have I ever done these things by evil intent? Never. But bowed down
with troubles, and crushed in spirit, I have wandered among the storehouses at
night, and every night I have prayed that this should be the last time I did this
Lias Berint had been an excellent man, he said, but he had been so modest, that
no one had noticed his excellence, and he had received few of the good things of
this life. But now he had received his reward, and this, neither moth nor rust ...
"No, no, please, son, you must do no such thing — we couldn't bear to lose this
calf!" said the old woman. "All right, I was only teasing. Nowadays we treat this
sort of thing rather as a joke." He went off with the creel. "I can't understand that
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Rating: 3.5* of five The Publisher Says: These are the Faroe Islands as they were some fifty years ago: sea-washed and remote, with one generation still tied to the sea for sustenance, and a younger ... Read full review