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Unless otherwise noted, all Norwegian names and words including those that are obviously wrong were printed as shown. For details, see the end of the e text after the list of typographical errors.]


' A man is at all times entitled, or even called upon by occasion, to speak, and write, and in all fit ways utter, what he has himself gone through, and known, and got the mastery of; and in truth, at bottom, there is nothing else that any man has a right to write of. For the rest, one principle, I think, in whatever farther you write, may be enough to guide you: that of standing rigorously by the fact, however naked it look. Fact is eternal; all fiction is very transitory in comparison. All men are interested in any man if he will speak the facts of his life for them; his authentic experience, which corresponds, as face with face, to that of all other sons of Adam. '






With Map and Fifty Nine Illustrations on Wood from Sketches by the Authors



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London: Printed By Spottiswoode And Co., New Street Square And Parliament Street




CHAPTER I. The Voyage 1 II. Christiania 6 III. By Rail and Lake 14 IV. By Road 21 V. The First Camp 28 VI. Misery 39 VII. Happiness 45 VIII. Fly Sæter 56 IX. Sikkildal 62 X. Besse Sæter 72 XI. Gjendin 82 XII. The Camp 89 XIII. Gjendesheim 98 XIV. John 105 XV. Back to Camp 115 XVI. Trout 120 XVII. Reindeer 127 XVIII. Success at last 137 XIX. Gjendeboden 146 XX. A Formal Call 153 XXI. Fishing 167 XXII. Memurudalen 180 XXIII. A Picnic 191 XXIV... Continue reading book >>

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