Type: Paperbook
Categories: Short Stories
Origin country: Faroe Islands
Making up: Sára Mikkelsen
ISBN: 978-99972-1-201-6
Pages: 160
Paperbook

Gamansleikur (paperbook)

Jens Pauli Heinesen

The Lord refrained from granting the cow horns to keep it from butting, and it is better to love a faithful dog than a bad man, he said, – the news spread like wildfire, that Jens had promised to blow up the king. They say he has bought a whole crate of dynamite.

That was the final straw, Jónas shouted, the royal visit has been called off. Let me speak to the Jens, said Hanna Melena and left. She found him in the boathouse. Quietly, he sat there mending a dragnet.

Is it true, Jens, that you have bought a whole crate of dynamite? the woman asked.

That, which is not a lie, is true, said Jens.

What will you use the dynamite for?

An explosion.

What explosion? No answer.

What are you going to blow up, Jens? Tell me.

The king.

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About the author Jens Pauli Heinesen

1932-2011 

Heinesen was born in 1932 and grew up in Sandavágur. He held a degree in teaching and worked as a teacher until 1970, when he became a full-time author. During a furlough in 1968-69 he went to live in Spain with his family. There he began writing the novel Frænir eitur ormurin (Frænir is the Serpent’s Name).

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