Once upon a time there was a man, who had to drive his cart to the forest for wood.
One day a lynx met him.
"Give me your horse," said the lynx, "or I'll kill all your sheep."
"Oh! God help me," said the man; "there's no firewood in the house; you must let me drive home a load of wood, or else we will freeze to death. I'll bring the horse to you tomorrow morning."
So the man got the wood on the cart and hurried homewards, but he wasn't over pleased at the bargain you may understand. On the way home a fox met him.
"What's the matter?" said the fox; "why are you so depressed?"
"Oh, if you want to know," said the man; "I met a lynx in the forest, and I had to give my word to him to bring my horse back tomorrow, at this very hour for if he didn't get him, he said he would kill all my sheep."
"That’s bad," said the fox; "if you'll give me your fattest sheep, I'll help you out of this trouble."
The man gave his word, and swore he would keep it.
"Well, when you come with your horse tomorrow," said the fox, "I'll make a lot of noise, and when the lynx asks what that noise is, you must say it is Ola the hunter, who is the best hunter in the world, after that you must help yourself."