The Winter Room - Alida and Orud the Terrible Summary & Analysis

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Alida and Orud the Terrible Summary

Uncle David tells the story of when he was a young man in Norway. Considered too young to help the older men, he was made to sit and sharpen the woodcutting tools. While sitting and working at sharpening, a young woman named Alida walks by and David is immediately taken with her beauty. They soon marry, and David begins working as a woodcutter. They save money intending to go to America. Alida becomes pregnant, but she and the child both die during birth.

David is heartsick and goes wandering through the woods in the snow until his brother comes to find him. With his brother, he goes to America and works as a woodcutter. He never marries again or even looks at another woman, he says. His heart still aches for Alida.

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