Excerpt from Elsket: And Other Stories The knife hangs loose in the sheath. - Old Norsk Proverb. I spent a month of the summer of 188 - in Norway - Old Norway - and a friend of mine, Dr. John Robson, who is as great a fisherman as he is a physician, and kws that I love a stream where the trout and I can meet each other alone, and have it out face to face, uninterrupted by any interlopers, did me a favor to which I was indebted for the experience related below. He had been to Norway two years before, and he let me into the secret of an unexplored region between the Nord Fiord and the Romsdal. I cant give the name of the place, because even w it has t been fully explored, and he bound me by a solemn promise that I would t divulge it to a single soul, actually going to the length of insisting on my adding a formal oath to my affirmation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.