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Title - Jan Tait caught a bear for the King of Norway and his life w...
Contributors - Tom Tulloch
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford
Item Person - Tait, Jan

Summary - Jan Tait caught a bear for the King of Norway and his life was spared.

Jan Tait killed the the Norwegian king's tax collector. Tait was taken before the king, who was impressed by his strength and offered to spare him if he could catch a dangerous bear.

Tait overpowered the bear and tied it up before presenting it to the king. He took the bear back to Shetland, where it starved to death on Linga off Yell. A circle supposedly made by the bear marching around could still be seen in Tom Tulloch's time.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:43
Date Recorded - 1978.09
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 81178
Original Tape ID - SA1978.063
Original Track ID - SA1978.63
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Fetlar
  Island - Fetlar

Item Notes -

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/81178/1




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