The Wedding Guest
Once in a southern part of Denmark, where many, many trollkin lived, some of them went to a farm to borrow a pair of scissors for a wedding, they were to have.
The maid on the farm begged that she might attend the wedding and the trollkin agreed, but warned her that if she was to laugh at what she saw, it would be the last she ever saw. The maid agreed to this and the next day she followed the trollkin back to the hill, where the wedding was to take place.
She peered down the hill and saw the beautiful wedding, but as the trollkin were celebrating two of them struck a disagreement, one jumped out off his chair onto the table, but as he did the pair of scissors, which were tied to his waist as were they a sword, hit the edge of the table and struck his thigh.
This made the girl laugh so hard her eyes teared up so she could not see, and so she never laid eyes upon anything again.
The Trollkin Cover
The Cover illustration for Trollkin and also the illustration for the month of September. The calendar is a 12 piece series of illustrations based around Scandinavian folklore for a self-published calendar named: Trollkin.
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