The Sailor-Boy's Tale Summary
Karen Blixen

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The Sailor-Boy's Tale Summary

Isak Dinesen's "The Sailor-Boy's Tale," was first published in 1942 in Winter's Tales, her second collection of short stories.

In this story, Simon, a young sailor boy, rescues a falcon, which has gotten tangled in the ropes of the main mast of a ship. Two years later, Simon, now seventeen and working on a different boat, goes ashore at a port town on the northern coast of Norway. There he meets Nora, a girl of...

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