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An Ode to the Library

We entered the extremely cute cafe, and saw a mysterious sign over the warm hearth It told a tale of ancient history, when humans were slaves, and aliens ruled the earth They were an advanced race, technologically, and due to … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Gloves

One moment I was happily posing as a fatter (but younger and cuter, as I would like to believe) version of Shah Rukh Khan…. …and the very next moment, my hands were empty, literally, as my warm, newly-purchased-in-Flam-after-selling-both-my-hands-but-they-had-reindeer-on-them-so-cute-expensive gloves had … Continue reading

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Of Close Relatives in Faraway Lands

  What you see above was the culmination of a long and eventful journey, literally to the end of the world. And boy, was I relieved. But let me start from the beginning (a very good place to start, as … Continue reading

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The Miner and the Princess

  They were two bodies but one soul. He was poor, just a miner, who worked in her father’s diamond mines in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the northernmost town in the world. She was a princess, daughter of the Troll King, no … Continue reading

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The Perfect Trap

This is me, frozen on the wall, but still a terror for pesky tourists like this Indian in a jacket They come to my home and strut about like they own the place, creating a terrible racket ’tis a pity … Continue reading

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The Great Race

Narrator’s Note: Remember Julten, the wannabe delinquent who went on to become Student of the Year at St. Nicholas’ School for Model Reindeer? (See: https://jagahdilmein.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/student-of-the-year/) This is another little-known adventure featuring that future superstar. Julten was in love….once again, and … Continue reading

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The Lonely Hut

I hate winters, cried out the cute wooden hut in despair My joints get frozen, screws unscrewed, and not a soul around to repair As it is, even in the best of times, I struggle to find good company and … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Duck Kind

Everyone knows that huskies would go to any length to protect an Eider Duck, even putting their lives and limbs at risk if required (See:¬†https://jagahdilmein.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/how-the-eider-ducks-found-a-new-life/). However, the reverse too is equally true, which we discovered in Svalbard to our great … Continue reading

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The Road to North Pole

Once upon a time, in the northernmost town in the world We arrived upon a lonely road, eerily twisted, curved and curled It was a sight that touched the very core of our soul What if, we thought, this road … Continue reading

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The Perilous Polar Bear

Walking jauntily towards Longyearbyen town center in Svalbard We finally encountered the magnificent beast for whom we’d been looking so hard He was huge, and ferocious, teeth bared as if he would rip us apart with just his jaws And … Continue reading

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