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Bibliography: "Holger Danske," or "Ogier the Dane" by Andersen, Hans Christian
- "Holger Danske," or "Ogier the Dane"
- Andersen, Hans Christian
- Note Source
- O Pioneers! Part I, Chap. 4
- Note Relating to Cather
- Holger Danske is a mythical protector of Denmark who lives in a castle called Kronborg (the surname of Cather's protagonist in Song of the Lark); the story is about a wood-carver and his family, and celebrates the history and strength of Denmark. Cather's reference to "Swedes liking to buy Danish bread and the Danes liking to buy Swedish bread" in O Pioneers! is an allusion to this story.