by Fredrik Skavlan, with translations by Andy Meyer
— Is he nice?
Han Ola og han Per
by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— How are we going to pull up the potatoes when we can’t use Kate?
— Oh, we’ll use the tractor.
— Are you going to use the plow then?
— You are the same pitiful simpleton you have always been, Ola.
— Look here now—stand just like this and let out the rope as I need it.
This article originally appeared in the Jan. 15, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.