Trafika Europe 1 - Northern Idyll

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


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