|Once, when I was a child, I read a Swedish folktale about a little girl who outwitted a giant. This giant terrorized the little girl's village, and the little girl decided to put a stop to it. In a test of strengths, she first challenged the giant to punch a hole through a wooden log. The giant was unable to do so. As he clutched his hand, moaning in pain, the little girl cut a hole in a log, covered it in bark, and then punched a hole through the log, to the giant's amazement! Then, in the evening, when the girl was staying in the giant's cave, she placed a log underneath her blanket and hid somewhere else in the cave. In the middle of the night, the giant came to the place where the girl was supposedly sleeping and threw an ax into the log (what he thought was the girl's body). When he woke up the next day and saw the little girl, in one piece and alive, he was so frightened of her strength that he agreed never to bother the villagers again.|
This card depicts the first test of strength, where the girl punches a hole through the bark-covered log. It is an A2 card (5 1/4" x 4 3/4"). Cardstock is from Paper Source. The card ships in a cello sleeve and sturdy envelope.