The power of a lie

The power of a lie

by Johan Bojer
     
 

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CHAPTER III As Knut plodded homewards, he felt like a man whose hat has been blown off his head, and who cannot find out which way it has gone. He could not conceive how this…  See more details below

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CHAPTER III As Knut plodded homewards, he felt like a man whose hat has been blown off his head, and who cannot find out which way it has gone. He could not conceive how this rumour about Wangen's forgery had arisen, but at the same time he felt that in reality he himself was responsible for it. It was of course the women-folk who had misunderstood him yesterday evening when he was tired and wanted to be quiet. And then it had gone by way of the kitchen to the farm-hands. And by the evening the whole parish would be full of the story, for it would be quite a tit-bit to carry about. AndWangen? Of course he would take the opportunity to bring an action against Norby. He almost wished he had had a rifle in his hand, so that he could have shot the man on ski, who was flying along with that confounded story. If he had not existed, Norby would have had the hard task of going to his men and saying: "This is a misunderstandingabout Wangen. I am actually surety for him; he has not forged my signature." But now there would be the whole parish to go to, and the thought of it made him furious. He first turned his steps towards the kitchen entrance, to give the maid-servants a scolding, but stopped half-way across the yard. "If there's going to be any unpleasantness over this," he thought, "I shall have to bear the brunt of it, after all, and I suppose I'm master in my house." Nothing came of his projected forest excursion that day. He went instead to the stables, and threatened to discharge thestableman because a young horse was badly curried. Then he suddenly made his appearance in the barn, just when the men were taking a rest, and gave them a talking to. Finally he went into his office and began to write dunning letters to a number of his debtors. "I shall be fined, of course,...

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