As a 14-year-old boy, the author signed on the three-masted barque “Statsraad Lemkuhl” in Bergen, Norway, as a sea cadet, together with some 180 other boys from West and North Norway. During his later naval years, he learned from real-life experiences to value hard work, endurance, discipline and self-reliance.
Later in life, he took on teaching and is now living in Wisconsin, USA, with his Norwegian wife, Tove. They are now both US citizens.
In the darkest time of European civilisation, a time riddled with witchcraft, religious bigotry, persecution, superstition and power play, two young people – Tarjei, a redeemed slave, and Janice, a wealthy young girl – meet randomly and find love and happiness. Events take them through horrors ...