The Northern Way

Knoist and His Three Sons.

Knoist and His Three Sons.

Between Werrel and Soist there lived a man whose name was Knoist, and he had three sons. One was blind, the other lame, and the third stark-naked. Once on a time they went into a field, and there they saw a hare. The blind one shot it, the lame one caught it, the naked one put it in his pocket. Then they came to a mighty big lake, on which there were three boats, one sailed, one sank, the third had no bottom to it. They all three got into the one with no bottom to it. Then they came to a mighty big forest in which there was a mighty big tree, in the tree was a mighty big chapel - in the chapel was a sexton made of beech-wood and a box-wood parson, who dealt out holy water with cudgels. How truly happy is that one who can from holy water run.

Knoist un sine dre Sühne

Twisken Werrel un Soist, do wuhnde ,n Mann, un de hede Knoist, de hadde dre Sühne, de eene was blind, de annre was lahm un de dridde was splenternacket. Do giengen se mol öwer Feld, do sehen se eenen Hasen. De blinne, de schöt en, de lahme, de fienk en, de nackede, de stak en in de Tasken. Do käimen se für en groot allmächtig Waater, do wuren dre Schippe uppe, dat eene, dat rann, dat annre, dat sank, dat dridde, do was keen Buoden inne. Wo keen Buoden inne was, do giengen se olle dre inne. Do käimen se an eenen allmächtig grooten Walle (Wald), do was en groot allmächtig Boom inne, in den Boom was eene allmächtig groote Kapelle, in de Kapelle was een hageböcken Köster un en bußboomen Pastoer, de deelden dat Wiggewaater mit Knuppeln uit.

Sielig is de Mann, de den wiggewaater entlaupen kann.

 

 

 

 

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