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THE LEGEND OF TORGHATTEN

The first objeot cf cxopptlonal Interest on the journ< y north is Torghatteo, the famous mountain with the holo through _ k * _. A .°m" 1 ,ike tbe Norwegian oould hardly fall to lead to the origination of legends ; and the oxplanatfon of the aperture In Tnrgbatten is oharaoterisll?, A glsnt aDd giantess, who fell In love durlnp a oanual mets ng nt a fi lends, hid to part at eigth, and did bo with ihe usual lovers vow-, Tho glantea* had relumed home to nnrso her siok brr.ther, who at first promised tbat sho would marry her lover, bat who afterwards desired her to marry one cf bor dissolute friends. The spec'al family gift In this instance was the power of petrlfsotlon, and the brother turned Into various rocky Islets the met ■fingers sent by the lover to bis mistress The lover's peoullsr faoalty was tbe power of hitting everything he shot at, and at leaßt, getting Into a great rage at what he thought was bis mistress's falthlessne-s, he ehot an arrow at her although he was only Hovonty tollpb awny. The wioked brother happened to be bathing at the time ; and as it was very hot he wore his hat. Tho arrow went through both hat »nd*kall, and thon fell at the foot of the lady. She loved hor brother In spite of his faults, aud In hor despair also used the family gift, and turned herself Into a«one (*t Leoko, her brother at Torghatton, snd her lover on hprsobaok at Beetmindo — Vopwegfan P ptutreo, by Klohard Lovett, M. A.

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THE LEGEND OF TORGHATTEN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2231, 20 September 1889

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THE LEGEND OF TORGHATTEN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2231, 20 September 1889

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