Litill and Tritill


Mrs. A. W. Hall

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Tonight, we’ll read an Icelandic fairy tale called “Litill, Tritill, the Birds, and the Peasant Lad” translated and edited by Mrs. A. W. Hall and published in 1897.

Like many folk and fairy tales, the exact origins are complicated and sometimes unclear. The more well-known “Crimson Fairy Book” edited by Andrew Lang cites this story as having Hungarian origin. However, there are at least two earlier publications that are specifically Icelandic compilations that include this story.