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Part Nr 66


The harvests of Midgard became poorer with every year that passed. Vegetation failed, and famine followed.

On the chilly winds were
carried evil spirits of hunger and disease, which felled both man
and beast.

The Gods appeared to be helpless; prayer and sacrifice
were of no avail.

Two huge Giant maidens, Fenja and Menja, took hold of the turning-shaft of the world mill, and revolved it at such a terrible speed that Earth shuddered in its depths.

Huge rocks were torn from the mill-stone and thrown up out of the ocean, mountains spewed fire, the mill went askew, and the heavens oblique, as may still be seen.

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