Trafika Europe 1 - Northern Idyll

do for the disease’s complications. “I know what I’m talking about,” Napoleon said. “Good wishes and constant care, there isn’t much more in our power.” Old Tóvó assumed an educated man would not think much of household remedies, and he could not bring himself to ask the doctor for any skerpikjøt mites. As it was, he felt he had no other choice than to do what the city’s inhabitants did when the German privateer “Baron von Hompesch” plundered Tórshavn’s trade coffers: go out and beg. The farmers on Húsagar ð ur had meat, but knocking on a Sunman’s door, hat in hand – that was not something he could face. However, Old Tóvó swallowed his shame and made the trip to Quillinsgar ð ur to the former county administrator’s wife Anna Sofie von Løbner. He stood in the doorway, and for a moment, while she tapped her knuckles with her fingers, she looked at him in surprise. Old Tóvó could well remember when Anna Sofie was one of Húsagar ð bonden’s milkmaids. Her father was a cooper, so she was known as Cooper’s Anna Sofie. She was a shapely woman, and thanks to her plump figure, she was asked to play one of the maids in Holberg’s comedy The Lying-in Room.


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