The Cat On The Dovrefell | NewMusicalsInc /* Mobile Menu Retract ---------------------------------*/

The Cat On The Dovrefell

                                                                                                                                                                   BACK TO LISTINGS

The Cat On The Dovrefell

by Sir George Webbe Desent

Genre: Folktale
Setting: Fantasy
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length:

Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

Once on a time there was a man up in Finnmark who had caught a great white bear, which he was going to take to the king of Denmark. Now, it so fell out, that he came to the Dovrefell just about Christmas Eve, and there he turned into a cottage where a man lived, whose name was Halvor, and asked the man if he could get house-room there, for his bear and himself.

‘Heaven never help me, if what I say isn’t true!’ said the man; ‘but we can’t give any one house-room just now, for every Christmas Eve such a pack of Trolls come down upon us, that we are forced to flit, and haven’t so much as a house over our own heads, to say nothing of lending one to any one else.’

‘Oh?’ said the man, ‘if that’s all, you can very well lend me your house; my bear can lie under the stove yonder, and I can sleep in the side-room.’


VIEW SOURCE DOCUMENT

                                                                                                                                                                    BACK TO LISTINGS