Myths, legends of ancient world - The Dream

The trees towered over her, their leaves rustling in hushed tones far above. She looked down at the bow in her hand, and realized that there was a quiver of arrows strapped to her back and a dagger in a golden sheath at her waist.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - Sigurd and Brynhild

The young man sat upon the bed of stone, his gaze drinking in the beauty of the maiden who slept at his side. From the auburn curls that fell over her pillow to the slender hands that lay uncurled upon her chest, Brynhild was exquisite.

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Myths and Legends The Blacksmith’s Fate

The treasure of Fafnir the dragon, gleamed in the light of the rising moon and at the cave’s entrance, a grin spread across the old blacksmith’s face. At last the treasure was his. All his. He had done well in plotting the destruction of his brother Fafnir and ensuring the death of Sigurd.

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Hachiko’s statue near Shibuya Train Station, Tokyo, Japan.

THE HOWLER

New vet from New Zealand at APS clinic until Dec 19th. Rachel Oliver, a vet from New Zealand, is volunteering her time to help the animals of Samoa. 

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Myths and Legends - The Blacksmith’s Plan

Sigurd the young Volsung slowed his mount to a trot and cast a questioning glance back at his old teacher whose mare was galloping to catch up. 

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Myths and Legends - The Last Volsung

The fleet of ships ploughed through the waves towards the land of the Hundings where King Lygni reigned and at the helm of the swiftest vessel stood the youth Sigurd.

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Myths and Legends - Ancient world

Queen Hjordis stood over the open trunk, her hand upon her chest.

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Myths and Legends - Ancient World Sigurd’s Sword

Regin the blacksmith was hard at work over his anvil. He was forging a sword for his pupil Sigurd, the son of Sigmund the Volsung. 

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The Dragon’s Treasure

The sun was sinking behind the mountains and in a large cave which was hidden beneath the rocks of a high cliff, something stirred and opened its mouth to yawn.

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Myths Legends and Ancient World - The Horse

Dawn had broken over the land of King Alf and a solitary figure on horseback could be seen making its way towards the grasslands. It was a boy, at the threshold of manhood, with the first down upon his chin.

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Myths Legends and Ancient World

Dawn was only moments away and upon the shores of Denmark a solitary figure was standing, looking out across the crashing waves to the distant horizon.

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Myths Legends Ancient World The Birth of Sigurd

King Alf of Denmark stood in the doorway of his longhouse looking out at the ramparts beyond. It had been many hours since darkness had fallen but the house was not still.

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Complaint from matai group about customary land upheld

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and staff failed to comply with their own policies and procedures on Technical Assistance to Samoa – Samoa Government Given Opportunity to implement promised Legislation Changes to address harms in complaint. This is a summary from the group of matai about the Chair’s Board Report on Eligibility of the Compliance Review Panel:

 

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Myths Legends of Ancient World

Dawn was only moments away and in the east an invisible hand had painted the sky yellow. One by one, the stars over King Alf’s kingdom began to blink sleepily and fade away.

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Myths Legends of Ancient World - King Alf

King Alf walked away from the fields that were littered with the lifeless bodies of King Eylimi’s men, towards the forest. 

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The Newcomers

“Who do you think they are, Mistress?” the handmaid of Hjordis was watching the ships that were approaching the shores of Eylimi’s kingdom.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The Widow

Darkness fell and a deafening hush settled over the countryside. 

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Myths, legends of ancient world

“It’s beautiful isn’t it?” the Queen said laying her head upon Sigmund’s shoulder.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The old King

Above the land of King Eylimi, the stars were blinking sleepily and fading away one by one as dawn drew closer and upon the windswept shores, a solitary figure stood watching as an invisible hand painted the horizon orange.

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Myths, legends of ancient world

The girl sat on an outcropping of rock which was only inches away from the edge of the cliff overlooking the raging ocean below.

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Editorial

The scourge of theft and dishonesty in church-going Samoa

On page 14 of yesterday’s newspaper is a piece that should alarm us all. In fact reading Tony’s heartfelt plea for Samoa to start openly discussing the issues of petty theft and outright dishonesty among our population reminds us about what we’ve been saying for a long time now.

Letters to the Editor

Good luck

Re: Trump deserves a chance Obviously you’re ok with giving a misogynist, racist, egomaniac a chance at leading what is now the most deeply divided nation?

Street Talk

Do you support the church’s decision?

The father of a woman who claims to be carrying the marks of Jesus Christ’s suffering has been stripped of his roles by the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S). Reverend Opapo So’ana’i, who currently looks after the Siufaga C.C.C.S parish, confirmed the decision during an interview with the Sunday Samoan. What do you think about the decision? Misiona Simo asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

Getting in focus

Think a minute…Ever feel like you are running in all directions but “getting nowhere fast”? After working long, hard days you still feel like you’ve got little to show for it. It is easy to “major on minors” and spend our time on so many unimportant things that our life becomes a game of “trivial pursuit”.

Columns

SHADOW ON THE HEART

We’re in a hospital going around touch the ground

Between the Lines

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

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