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The nickname

Pisan

, which means “chick,” rhymed with the

female body part under her shift, and what she could not

settle with money, she settled with her nickname-rhyming

body part.

Old Tóvó was one of her long-time suitors and friends, and

when she grew old, he pitied her and took her home to the

Geil house to live. And it was there she was taken by

measles.

The cart came for Pisan on the Eve of Pentecost. Little Tóvó

was sick with the measles and did not fully comprehend

what was happening. He only saw the blue

pisan

-head as

they lifted her into the coffin.

It should be added here that Old Tóvó became a widower in

1822. His wife, Ebba, hailed from Venzilsstova in Kaldbak,

and they had two children. Their daughter, Gudrun, was

usually called Gudda. At eleven years of age she became

maid to the Argir hospital’s tenant. In 1820 Claus Manicus

was appointed country surgeon, and in the years he worked

on the Faroes, Gudda served as his house maid. When the

Manicuses moved in 1828, they invited Gudda to come with

them to Denmark. She served as their maid for thirteen

years and died unexpectedly at the age of forty-nine.

Old Tóvó’s son was also called Tóvó. He and his young wife,

Annelin, lived in the Geil house. Annelin was pregnant

when young Tóvó went down with the

Royndin Fríða.

She