Chapter 20 - Skallagrim's marriage.

There was a man named Yngvar, powerful and wealthy. He had been a baron of the former kings. But after Harold came to the throne, Yngvar sat at home and served not the king. Yngvar was married and had a daughter named Bera. Yngvar dwelt in the Firths. Bera was his only child and heiress. Grim Kveldulf's son asked Bera to wife, and the match was arranged. Grim took Bera in the winter following the summer when Thorolf had parted from him and his father.

Grim was then twenty-five years old, and was now bald, wherefore he was henceforth called Skallagrim. He had then the management of all the farms belonging to his father and himself and of all the produce, though Kveldulf was yet a hale and strong man. They had many freedmen about them, and many men who had grown up there at home and were about Skallagrim's equals in age. Men of prowess and strength they were mostly, for both father and son chose strong fellows to be their followers, and trained them after their mind. Skallagrim was like his father in stature and strength, as also in face and temper.



 



20. kafli - Kvnfang Skalla-Grms.

Mar ht Yngvarr, rkr ok auigr. Hann hafi verit lendr mar inna fyrri konunga, en san er Haraldr kom til rkis, settist Yngvarr heima ok jnai ekki konungi. Yngvarr var mar kvngar ok tti dttur, er ht Bera. Yngvarr bj Fjrum. Bera var einberni hans ok st til arfs eftir hann.

Grmr Kveld-lfsson ba Beru til handa sr, ok var at at ri gert. Fekk Grmr Beru ann vetr, er eir rlfr hfu skilizt r um sumarit. Var Grmr hlfrtugr at aldri ok var skllttr. San var hann kallar Skalla-Grmr. Hann hafi forr ll fyrir bi eira fega ok tilflun alla, en var Kveld-lfr hress mar ok vel frr. Margt hfu eir frelsingja me sr ok marga menn, er heima ar hfu upp vaxit ok vru nr jafnaldrar Skalla-Grms. Vru eir margir afreksmenn miklir at afli, v at Kveld-lfr ok eir fegar vlu menn mjk at afli til fylgar vi sik ok tmu vi skaplyndi sitt.

Skalla-Grmr var lkr fer snum vxt ok at afli, sv ok at yfirlitum ok skaplyndi.




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