Friday, July 06, 2007

... an Icelander named Audun, who had travelled all the way from Greenland to Denmark to present the king with a polar bear (the tale of his journey, Audun's Tale, is one of the most delightful short stories in world literature).

Fra The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America

2 comments:

mrtn said...

There was an Icelander named Audun
Who found Iceland quite jejune.
He caught a white bear
King said "give it here!"
Audun said no - made a fortune.

(jeg har haft limericks på hjernen i hele dag)

Susanne said...

Awesome:)