Chapter 15 - King Harold and Harek.

Hildirida's sons had been that winter with king Harold, and in their company twelve men of their own household and neighbours. The brothers were often talking with the king, and they still spoke in the same way of Thorolf. Harek asked: 'Didst thou like well, O king, the Finns' tribute which Thorolf sent thee?'

'I did,' said the king.

'Then wouldst thou have been surprised,' said he, 'if thou hadst received all that belonged to thee! But it was far from being so; Thorolf kept for himself the larger share. He sent thee three bearskins, but I know for certain that he kept back thirty that were by right thine; and I guess it was the same with other things. This will prove true, O king, that, if thou put the stewardship into the hand of myself and my brother, we shall bring thee more wealth.'

And to all that they said about Thorolf their comrades bore witness, wherefore the king was exceeding angry.

 



15. kafli - Enn af rógi Hildiríđarsona.

Hildiríđarsynir höfđu verit ţann vetr međ Haraldi konungi ok höfđu međ sér heimamenn sína ok nábúa. Ţeir brćđr váru oftliga á tali viđ konung ok fluttu enn á sömu leiđ mál Ţórólfs.

Hárekr spurđi: "Líkađi yđr vel finnskattrinn, konungr, er Ţórólfr sendi yđr?"

"Vel," sagđi konungr.

"Ţá myndi yđr margt um finnast," segir Hárekr, "ef ţér hefđiđ allan ţann, sem ţér áttuđ, en nú fór ţat fjarri. Var hitt miklu meiri hlutr, er Ţórólfr dró undir sik. Hann sendi yđr at gjöf bjórskinn ţrjú, en ek veit víst, at hann hafđi eftir ţrjá tigu ţeira, er ţér áttuđ, ok hygg ek, at slíkan mun hafi farit um annat. Satt mun ţat, konungr, ef ţú fćr sýsluna í hönd okkr brćđrum, at meira fé skulum vit fćra ţér."

En allt ţat, er ţeir sögđu á hendr Ţórólfi, ţá báru förunautar ţeira vitni međ ţeim. Kom ţá svá, at konungr var inn reiđasti.


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