Knut Pedersen and his companion wander through Norway working here and there. Quiet observations of the country and people, mainly the gentry and middle class. The story deals frankly with the problems of marriage, faithful and unfaithful. Said to be largely autobiographical.Translated by W. W. Worster.
r what you paid for them?"
Then he turns serious, shakes his head, and says: "No, I dare say you wouldn't. No. That's the way when you've money enough and beyond."
Old Gunhild comes out from the house, and seeing us standing there by the chopping-block wasting time in idle talk, she tells Grindhusen he'd better start on the painting.
"So you've turned painter now?" said I.
Grindhusen made no answer, and I saw I had said a thing that should not have been said in others' hearing.
Grindhusen works away a couple of hours with his putty and paint, and soon one side of the little house, the north side, facing the sea, is done all gaily in red. At the mid-day rest, I go out and join him, with something to drink, and we lie on the ground awhile, chatting and smoking.
"Painter? Not much of a one, and that's the truth," says he. "But if any one comes along and asks if I can paint a bit of a wall, why, of course I can. First-rate _Brændevin_ this you've got."
His wife and two children l
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