I think I've been watching too many episodes of the Vikings plus it is simply impossible to think badly of a story that has a curious elf...
After the hunters trapped the wolf, they put him in a cage where he lay for many years, suffering grievously, till one day a curious elf, to whom iron bars were no more an obstacle than the shadows of grasses on a sunlit meadow, too pity on his plight and asked: What can I bring you that will ease your pain Wolf? And the wolf replied, My foes to play with
Folktales of Scandinavia
What can I bring you that will ease your pain Wolf?
And the wolf replied,
My foes to play with
I am the most easygoing of men. All I ask from life is a humble thatched cottage, so long as a good bed in it, and good victuals, fresh milk and butter, flowers outside my window, and a few beautiful trees at my doorway; and if the dear Lord cares to make happiness complete, he might grant me the pleasure of seeing six or seven of my enemies hanging from those trees. From the bottom of my compassionate heart, before they die I will forgive them all the wrong doings they have visited on me in my lifetime - yes, a man ought to forgive his enemies , but not until they see them hanging.