They were entirely overwhelmed with respectful surprise and took their stand at a suitable distance. On the outside of the letter stood: Salve Titel. To the Highly Respected Maiden, Lisbeth Jacob's-daughter Longfrock, at Hoel Sæter, on the West Mountain. At Convenience, by Messenger. Post Free. An expression from the Latin, often used in old-fashioned Norwegian correspondence.
But first and foremost are you greeted by me. Your affectionate sister, Lisbeth Jacob's-daughter Longfrock. P.S. Excuse the writing. Burn this letter, dear. Late on Saturday evening Lisbeth Longfrock went jogging slowly up over the hilly road to Hoel Farm. The milkmaid had given her leave to go to the farm and to stay away until Monday evening.