Nothng like a stomach infection to knock you right down. Not being real productice right now, just getting well.
Still time for some silliness, though!
Olaf and the Giant Chicken, Part 4
Olaf looked into shield-maidens face
Screwed his courage to the sticking-place
"I've sought you near and sought you far
From cities of legends to mead-filled bar
I've a question to ask of you
And tell me honestly and true
Do you know the village that took a lickin'
From a deadly giant chicken?
This chicken I seek to find and fight
And rid the world of his hideous might!"
Shield-maiden frowned, a face so sad
Poor Olaf started to feel quite bad
"Oh warrior great", the shield-maiden said
"I know this beast, towards it I head
To take revenge on the monster great
The thing has filled me with mighty hate
Southward soon I will go turn
When next I find it, to kill it I yearn
I'll rid the world of it's awful clucking
And administer it a serious plucking!"
Olaf said "Well, with this horrible weather
We'd be better off if we traveled together
When we find the thing, then we can decide
Who gets to fight and who has to hide
It's true you're strong, with swwrd sharp
But on this point please let me harp
If you're fighting off one attack
It's god to have someone that's watching your back"
Shield-maiden thought, then nodded away
"You have a point, so sure, it's OK."
So off the two did march and tramp
Till setting Sun make the pair make camp
Olaf brought wood, enough for a pyre
Shield-maiden drew flint and sparked a fire
Soon the air was bright and camp-fire warm
Olaf felt that they were safe from harm
Olaf said "Mighty shield-maiden may I ask your name"?
She then tuned to Olaf, and proudly declaimed
"Vibeke I am, and a warrior bred
I live with my sword, and the ground for my bed."
"I come from the Dane-Mark, a land far and fair
Our peoples are happy, without any care
The Summers and green, but the Winter is cold
And we've many warriors quite brave and bold."
Olaf he nodded, "Of the Danes I do know
A hearty pole with no fear of snow
Many proud warriors, so brave and true
Amazing the deeds I've heard they can do."
Vibeke then nodded. "We Danes never fail
Come sit for a bit, and I'll tell you my tale".