Trill Bridge Help

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Trill Bridge Help

Postby MartinM » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:01 pm

Hello guys,

I would like to ask you for help with the short story Troll Bridge. I am attempting to translate it into my native language (Slovak) and I have encountered a problem. I cannot understand one sentence towards the end of the story. The sentence is:

"And for three addresses."

I understand the words separately, but together I cannot understand them in the context.

It is what Cohen said as an answer to the question of the horse why he gave his last money to the troll. His first two answers were "For the sake of the way things should be." and "For the sake of things that were."

At first I thought that it was some english idiom or something, but I couldn't find it in any dictionary.

Then I assumed that it somehow involves the three troll's brothers-in-law for the number is identical, but I couldn't figue out what exactly it means. Could you please help me?

Thank you very much! :)
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby Dotsie » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:34 am

Hi Martin :D The three addresses are of the trolls three brothers-in-law. Cohen wants to fight trolls, so he's off to fight the ones who are changing things (in his eyes, changing things for the worse). Also, these three trolls have loads of treasure, which was all Cohen wanted when he went to fight the troll on Death Bridge.

Fighting and treasure, hurrah!
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby MartinM » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:04 pm

Oh!

I didn't think of that... Now I feel stupid :D

Thank you very much, if I get an A, it'll be partly thanks to you, too :)
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:35 pm

I hope there's a prize that goes with an A, and that you share it with us.

Alcohol and chocolate are mostly liked here! ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby MartinM » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:41 pm

Well, if I get a scholarship for good grades :D Just send me your bank account numbers and I'll see what can be done :D
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:32 am

Hmmmmm. :think: ;)
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby Dotsie » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:21 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:I hope there's a prize that goes with an A, and that you share it with us.

Alcohol and chocolate are mostly liked here! ;) :mrgreen:

Hey, who's this "us"? :P
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Hi Martin and welcome! I saw your post when I got up at 4.00 am yesterday and had to stop myself from finding the answer as I had a lot to do before leaving for the airport. I knew someone else would give you the answer. :D
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby michelanCello » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:42 am

Welcome, Martin! :D Hope you get the scolarship!
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Re: Trill Bridge Help

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:37 pm

As above. ^
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