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Eigil continued to the grave of former country surgeon

Napoleon Nolsøe. At one time, his dislike of the man had

been so great that on New Year’s Eve, 1980 he had

dishonored Nolsøe’s grave. He had been convinced that

Napoleon Nolsøe was the prototypically devious Faroese

nationalist; and that, because of him, nationalism’s cultural

aspect in particular had become an epidemic.

If only he had kept his mouth shut about his grave defiling,

nothing more would have happened!

However, in December, 1992, when Eigil was up for re-

election on Tórshavn’s city council, his misdeed was aired

by the newspaper


The man who had represented

the Independence Party on the city council for four years

was hung out as a gravepisser! The newspaper wrote that he

had disgraced an honorable man’s grave in the same way as

had the Nazis and anti-Semites when they painted or

sprayed their slogans across Jewish graves. Or worse even:

Whereas the anti-Semites’ paint came from cans and so

could be considered impersonal, urine originated in a

warm, autonomous body.

With only the light from the bracket lamp in the hallway,

when he stood and spoke into the floor length mirror, he

had defended himself by saying that the action was inspired

by the man of letters, Ole Jacobsen. In volume six of


Færørerne – Úr Føroyum

, which the Danish- Faroese Society

published in 1971, and which Ole Jacobsen edited, the