Norwegian Folktales

A Stick in the Wall of the Barn

By John Dobby Boe

[This tale was very popular in the circles of teenagers in Sandvika outside Oslon the 1860's] There was this girl who was afraid of boys. So she found a stick of just the right size and shape and stuck it in a hole in the wall of the barn. She would go into the barn [...]

The Piglet: 19th Century Norwegian Folktale (never before translated)

By John Dobby Boe

The Piglet One time this man got drunk and went to sleep by the side of the road with his dick hanging out of his pants in plain sight. Along came a young girl on her way back from town where she had bought grain for her mother. She noticed the man with his thing [...]

“The Swollen Finger,” a Norwegian Folktale collected in the 19th century by Asbjornsen and Moe, never before translated into English. More of these stories to follow.

By John Dobby Boe

The Swollen Finger Once upon a time there was a girl who had a finger that was so swollen that she thought there had never been such a swollen finger in the world. She fondled it, she blew it, she kept it still, and she swaddled it as if it were a baby, but it [...]