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THE SAGA OF GISLI the OUTLAW – CHAPTER III – THE BURNING OF THE OLD HOUSE

AS for Thorkel, who had been Kolbein’s greatest friend, he could not bear to be at home, nor would he change swords with Gisli, but went his way to a man called Duelling Skeggi, in the isle of Saxa. He … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF GISLI the OUTLAW – CHAPTER 2 – KOLBEIN’S KILLING

NOW after that Ingibjorga longed to get away from Surnadale, and went home to her father with her goods. As for Thorbjorn, he looked about for a wife, and went east across the Keel to Fressey, and wooed a woman … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF GISLI the OUTLAW – CHAPTER 1 – THE THRALL’S CURSE

AT the end of the days of Harold Fairhair there was a mighty lord in Norway whose name was Thorkel Goldhelm, and he dwelt in Surnadale in North Mæren. He had a wedded wife, and three sons by her. The … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XVIII – The Final Chapter

Beowulf’s breath came short and stifled, his arms grew weak from the weight of his great sword and shield, and this last grew so hot that it no longer served to protect him from the living furnace which he fought. … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XVII – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

NIGHT was coming down when at last Beowulf and his eleven earls approached the dragon’s barrow. It lay deep in a dark and gloomy forest, and the only light was the reflection of the dead day upon the ground-snow. The … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XVI – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

DAWN came slowly over the snows lying heavy about the house of Wiglaf, and the wife of Beowulf’s favorite earl was ordering her servants in their early tasks when Wiglaf burst in upon the family hearth. His face was drawn … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XV – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

WHICH TELLS of how a DRAGON appeared in Geatsland, and how Beowulf and Wiglaf destroyed it, and how sleep came to Beowulf. MANY years passed, during which we know very little of what befell our hero Beowulf. He returned safely … Continue reading

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