St. Nicholas Volume 9

St. Nicholas Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...breath of the Frost-giants will blast-the fair handiwork of the sunlight and the heat. For the givers of life and light and warmth are helpless prisoners in the hands of these men." they share in the bad fame of their comrades. Now am I fallen from my high estate. Eternal right is. higher than I; and, in the twilight of the gods, 1 shall meet the dread I-'enriswolf;' but the world will be made new again, and then the shining Balder will rule in sunlight majesty forever." Not long afterward, the Asas asked Hreidmar, their captor, what ransom they must pay to become free; and he, not knowing who they were, answered: "I must first know what ransom you are able to give." " Anything you ask," hastily answered Loki. Hreidmar then called his sons, and bade them strip the skin from the ottcr's body. Vhen this was done, they brought the furry hide and spread it upon the ground; and I-Ireidmar said to the Asas: " Give me shining gold and precious stones enough to cover every part of this otter-skin. When you have paid this ransom, you shall have your freedom." ' "That we will do," answered Odin; " but one of us must have leave to go and fetch the treasure. The other two will stay, fast bound, until daydawn. If by that time the gold is not here, you may do with us as you list." I-Ireidmar and the two young men, his sons, accepted Odin's ofi'er, and, lots being cast, it fell to Loki to go and fetch the treasure. When he had been unloosed from the cords that bound him, Loki donned the magic shoes, which had carried him over land and sea from the farthest limits of the mid-world, and went forth upon his errand. With the swiftness of light, he sped over the...show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746805
  • 9781236746801