Runo 42 Stealing the Sampo (Bosley) or Capture of the Sampo (Crawford)
Väinämöinen and company arrive in the Northland and give Louhi a chance to surrender the Sampo. She declines and summons her army to destroy the heroes. Väinämöinen plays the kantele and puts them all asleep.
The three (Väinämöinen, Ilmarinen and Lemminkainen) sneak into the copper mountain where the Sampo is locked up. Ilmarinen skillfully gets past the locks and Lemminkainen captures and harnesses a great ox who pulls the Sampo free.
They are rowing away with all their might for a long time. Lemminkainen grows bored and askes for a song. Väinämöinen says that singing will slow them down, but Lemminkainen starts to sing. His singing is not good and prompts a crane to fly away crying out. This wakes the people of Pohjala and Louhi.
Louhi uses her magic to call forth a thick fog and a sea monster which Väinämöinen bests. Then Ukko – god of the deep – raises a giant wind and crashing waves that shake the ship and cause the pikebone kantele to be lost forever before Väinämöinen can use his magic to calm the sea and save the ship.
FOR JANUARY 3 – Runo 43. This is (arguably) the climax of the book. There is a free audio recording of Crawford’s translation of this Runo on Librivox.org.
Runo 43 as MP3 at 64kbps
Runo 43 as MP3 at 128kbps
Wikipedia’s Synopsis of the Plunder of the Sampo