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Andrew Lang: The Horse Gullfaxi And The Sword Gunnfoder

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang gave many of the tales their first appearance in English. "The Horse Gullfaxi and the Sword Gunnföder" is an Icelandic fairy tale, included by Andrew Lang in "The Crimson Fairy Book". There was once a king whose queen bore her one son named Sigurd, but she died when the prince was ten years of age. The king grieved his loss for a long time, until one day at the queen's grave he struck friendship with a woman named Ingiborg, and some days later the king married her. Sigurd became very fond of his stepmother. One evening Ingiborg spoke to Sigurd and advised him to accompany the king on his hunt the following day...

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