Two troll Sisters lived by ‘Fjallavatn’ ( Mountain lake ). One by ‘Tormansgjógv’ ( Thormans gully ) and the other by ‘Húsagjógv’ ( House gully ). The troll-woman in Húsagjógv upon washing her finest red dress, put it on a large stone called ‘The Table’ to dry. At this time the shepherd from Sandavág came riding close by.
The shepherd stole the red dress and rode like the wind for home. The Troll-woman saw this and calls her sister, but she was lazy, and pretended to be injured. So the first sister had to try and catch the shepherd by her self.
When the shepherd reached ‘Vatnsbrekku’ ( Lake-hill ) he and his horse were tiring. So, on the hill there ran a small stream, and they both drank from it. The shepherd said, “This repaired my soul”. And since that day the stream has been called ‘Sálarbótará’ ( Soul repair stream ).
The troll-woman was still chasing him and was gaining on him. The horse was now rested a bit, and ran up the hillside with ease. However, when the shepherd arrived at ‘Føstuvarða’ ( Passover-cairn )
The troll-woman had gained so much on him that she could reach the red dress, and pulled on it. The dress gave way, and tore in to two pieces. The shepherd made off with one of the sleeves. The troll-woman could not continue the chase because she could now see the church in Miðvág.
The sleeve was so large that even when cut in to four, there was enough material to cover all alters in the four churches on the Island.