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Posted By: Mysha
28-Aug-11 - 11:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Golden Vanity Variants
Subject: RE: Golden Vanity Variants

I know of two Dutch translations of Golden Vanity, both by Lennaert Nijgh. However, they are quite different.

One, De Gulden Hoorn (The Golden Horn), among those here, has the boy taking an auger, making 24 holes in the Dunkirk enemy ship while its crew dices and drinks, and after his return being at first refused, but when he threatens the Golden Horn as well and his crew mates threaten to hang the captain, he eventually gets his full reward: Three chests with gold and silver, and the captain's daughter in marriage.

The other, De Noordzee (The North Sea), something like this, has the boy drilling 3 holes in the Spanish enemy ship, and after his return being denied, but eventually rescued by the crew, only to die on the deck and be given back to the sea.

It would be interesting to see where these two fit in; what the English versions were that Nijgh translated from.