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The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow by Allen French

By Allen French

Relates the exciting exploits of Rolf within the land of the Vikings: how he turns into an outlaw, and a thrall, and in the end earnings his freedom and avenges the illegal slaying of his father. via his trials Rolf is challenged to develop in manliness, constructing braveness, strength of mind, patriotism, and perseverance, and in spite of everything emerging above the feud that has ate up him for therefore lengthy. the tale, encouraged through Icelandic sagas, serves as an exceptional creation to the existing values of the Viking period. compatible for a while eleven and up.

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He arranged who should buy his hay, and who should supply him with this matter and that, although it was clear that many things must be done by the hands of Rolf. Also Frodi the Smith, kinsman of the Cragness-dwellers, was to come to Cragness whenever he might. Thus it was all settled; and when the Althing rose, then Hiarandi withdrew upon his farm for the space of one year. But Rolf had to see to the sheep-shearing, since the washing was best done beyond the farm, upon common land. Also the selling of the wool came to Rolf's lot, and he travelled to the market therewith.

Einar hesitated. But many standing by said that was fair; moreover, that was a custom much followed. And again, Einar did not wish the outlawing of Hiarandi; but he felt sure that Snorri would lay a blood-fine, which must force Hiarandi to sell his farm. " So they handselled the suit to Snorri, striking hands together before the judges, and agreeing to abide by his decision. Then Snorri stood up to speak. Einar smiled at him that he might remind him of their companionship, but Snorri smiled not at all.

Odd Doings at Cragness Chapter XXVIII. Of That Harvest Feast Chapter XXIX. Of the Trial of Grani's Pride Chapter XXX. Of the Saying of Those Two Words CHAPTER I Of the Lighting of the Beacon IN the time after Iceland had become Christian, and after the burning of Njal, but before the deaths of Snorri the Priest and Grettir the Outlaw, there lived at Cragness above Broadfirth a man named Hiarandi, called the Unlucky. And well was he so named, for he got a poor inheritance from his father, but he left a poorer to his son.

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