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Andrew Lang: Habogi

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. Although he did not collect the stories himself from oral primary sources only Madame d'Aulnoy and Lang had collected tales from such a large variety of sources, which made the collections immensely influential. "Habogi" is an Icelandic fairy tale collected in Neuislandische Volksmärchen. Andrew Lang included it in "The Brown Fairy Book". A couple had three daughters, and the youngest was the most beautiful and best tempered. One day, the father asked what names their prospective husbands had. The oldest wanted her husband to have the name Sigmund, which gave her many choices; the second, Sigurd, and there were seven in their own village; the youngest, Helga, at the urging of a voice, said, Habogi, and none of them had ever heard of a man named Habogi. Will she find Habogi? How will the story end? Read the story to find out.

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