A wayfarer asks for a night's lodging at a farm. He meets a very old man outside, but he is shown to his father who has to decide, and so on up to the seventh generation. Sometimes mixed up with fairy tradition: the old troll finishes by trying the man's strength.

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    A soldier from Co. Wexford went to Norway. He met a man in some part of Norway.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Kitty French
    Informant
    Brian Power
    Age
    50