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Then Hoskuld spake, bidding Sags his son welcome and abide all honour to this new dwelling of his, “And somehow my mind forebodes me that this will follow, that for a long time his name will be remembered. Thorgerd received him well, and Bolli grew up there and was loved no less than their own children. Some people may think Beowulf is only about fighting with monsters. He had two daughters, one named Gudrid, and the other Osk.

He was striking of countenance and fair of feature, he had the finest eyes of any man, and saa light of hue.

Hoskuld went first, and Olaf followed close on his heels. He sailed up the bay, up to the island, and, steering in through Broadsound, he landed at Combness, where he put his gangways to land. Bothsides fought briskly for a while; but the men of Salmon-river-Dale very soon found that in Hrut they had to deal with one for whom they were no match, for now he slew two men at every onslaught.

Laxdaela Saga Summary & Study Guide

Then Hoskuld made his proposal, and Bjorn said he was pleased, for his daughter could not be better married, yet turned the matter over to her decision. There she ,axdale off another daughter of Thorstein,named Olof, and from her sprung the noblest race of that land, who are called the Gate-Beards. Another interesting feature is the bald, almost curt language.

Apr 21, Amalie rated it it was amazing Shelves: He who passed under “earth-chain” cleared himself if the sward-slip did not fall down upon him. The next day Egil went to Hoskuld’s booth. In their youth, Kjartan and Gudrun meet and fall in love, but Kjartan is a rising star and leaves to go on a grand voyage to Norway and Ireland in order to claim prestige, riches and honor for himself. That ship he gets ready, and makes it known that he is going abroad, leaving Jorunn to take care of house and children.


The men of Hvamm let it out that they meant to have for themselves one-half laxadle the wealth that Thord was possessed of. There are lots of characters, and you are told the family history of each. Llaxdale am sure that Hrut will take that matter in good part, for I am told he is a wise man, and he will see that that would be an honour to lxxdale of you. When the Irish saw this array fear shot through their hearts, and they thought it would not be so easy a matter as they had thought to master the booty.

Olaf now dressed himself in this way, that he had on the scarlet clothes King Harald had given him, and a golden helmet on his head, and the gold-adorned sword in his hand that King Myrkjartan had given him. Kjartan and Bolli arrive in Norway at Nidaros and learn that there has been a change of rulers.

Thorgerd saa much kindred and many noble kinsmen there. Important, yes, I know, laxdalf damned dull to read. He travels to Norway to acquire wood for house-building. Hrut now lived three winters at Combness, and was always demanding the money from Hoskuld at the Thing meetings and other law gatherings, and he spoke well on the matter.

After this comes forward he who was to go through with the ordeal, and at the nick of time when he had got under the “earth-chain,” these men laxdlae had been put up to it fall on each other with weapons, meeting close to the arch of the sward-slip, and lie there fallen, and down tumbles the “earth-chain”, as was likely enough.

But when the shipmates of Olaf see how a large company of knights rides towards ladxale, looking a company of the bravest, they grow hushed, for they deemed here were great odds to deal with.

Thord was very cross-grained at this, and said he well knew how that Ingjald would take a great deal of money from him for the sheltering that had been given him already, seeing that doors here have been locked after this man.


The Laxdale Saga

They had a good voyage, and made landin Norway; and Olaf’s journey became very famous. Hrut had sixteen sons and ten daughters by these two wives. Feb 16, Shireen rated it liked it. Now this seems to me the wiser counsel: Then the king asked whence oaxdale had put to sea, and whose men they were. She knows her future before it happens from her dreams which are interpretted by a gifted seer sort of a person. Hoskuld gave no good cheer ssaga these tidings, and did not go to meet Hrut.

Hrut and his followers did not see the pursuit till they were sava little way from the enclosure at Combness. So now the Irish break their journey, and run all together to a village near. Then Hoskuld went to her and asked her her name, and said it was useless for her to hide it any longer.

Hoskuld was one of his bodyguard, and stayed each year, turn and turn about, at Hakon’s court, or at his own home, and was a very renowned man both in Norway and in Iceland. Thorkell made an arrangement with two men that they should feign quarrelling over something or another, and be close to the spot when the ordeal was being gone through with, and touch the sward-slip so unmistakably that all men might see that it was they who knocked it down. He asks her to wait for him for three years.

Hall, in the meantime, did not fear any danger, and thought that no one would dare to try to get even with him in his own country. Vigdis answered, “I have offered him already to stay on, and I cannot take laddale my word, though he be not in even friendship with all men.