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24.05.2015 - 06:42 | Vestfirska forlagiđ

“Stop your whining, brother Oddur”

The schoolmaster Tómas Jónsson at work in the sheephouse. Photo: H. S.
The schoolmaster Tómas Jónsson at work in the sheephouse. Photo: H. S.
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A short story from the book Life and History in the Westfjords of Iceland.

 

Volume 1 Dýrafjörður. Edited by Vestfirska forlagið.

 

Selected tales as told by Tómas Jónsson

 

Me and my brother Oddur were cutting turf one day. I used the scythe while Oddur picked up the pieces. He went about his work with such enthusiasm that at one point he grabbed the end of the turf piece as I was cutting it so that I cut off the tip of his middle finger. Oddur let go of the turf, shook his hand and let out a great yell. According to one account, the author of which shall remain nameless, I then said: “Oh, stop your whining, brother Oddur.”


A short story from the book Life and History in the Westfjords of Iceland.

 

Volume 1 Dýrafjörður. Edited by Vestfirska forlagið.

 

Selected tales as told by Tómas Jónsson




 

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