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Andrew Lang: The Troll's Daughter

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction

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. Andrew Lang's Fairy Books — are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales. Each volume is distinguished by its own color. In all, 437 tales from a broad range of cultures and countries are presented. The Troll's Daughter is a Danish fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Pink Fairy Book. A youth got a place with a stranger, who offered him six bushels of money to serve him three years, obeying him in everything. He took him to a home on a bank in a great forest, because the stranger was a troll. The first day, the troll had him feed all the wild animals in the forest, which it had tied up. The next, the troll turned him into a hare and set him wild to run the year long. Every hunter tried to get him, as the only animal in the forest, but no dog could catch him and no gun shoot him....

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