Chapter 35 - Thorolf goes abroad.

Thora bare a child in the summer; it was a girl. She was sprinkled with water, and named Asgerdr. Bera got a woman to look after the girl. Bjorn stayed for the winter with Skallagrim as did all his shipmates. Thorolf struck up a friendship with Bjorn, and was ever in his company. But when spring came, one day Thorolf had a talk with his father, and asked him what counsel he would give about Bjorn his winter guest, or what help he would lend him. Grim asked Thorolf what Bjorn had in view.

'I think,' said Thorolf, 'that Bjorn would soonest go to Norway, if he could be there in peace. Methinks, father, this plan lies before us, that you send men to Norway to offer atonement for Bjorn; Thorir will greatly honour your word.'

Thorolf by his persuasion so managed that Skallagrim yielded and gave men for the outward voyage that summer. These went with message and tokens to Thorir Hroaldsson, and sought atonement between him and Bjorn. But no sooner did Brynjolf hear this than he, too, set his whole mind to offer atonement for Bjorn. And the end of this matter was that Thorir took atonement for Bjorn, because he saw that it had come to this now that Bjorn had nothing to fear. Thus Brynjolf got atonement accepted for Bjorn, and Skallagrim's messengers abode with Thorir for the winter. In the summer following they went back; and on their coming back in autumn they told their tidings that Bjorn was admitted to atonement in Norway. Bjorn was with Skallagrim for yet a third winter. But next spring he made him ready for departure with his following. And when Bjorn was ready for going, then Bera said she would fain have Asgerdr, her foster-child, left-behind. This Bjorn accepted, and the girl was left behind and brought up with Skallagrim's family. Thorolf, Skallagrim's son, settled to go with Bjorn, and Skallagrim gave him mean for the journey. So he went abroad in the summer with Bjorn. Their voyage sped well, and they came off the main into Sogn-sea. Bjorn then sailed into Sogn, and thence on home to his father, and Thorolf with him. Brynjolf received them joyfully. Then word was sent to Thorir Hroaldsson. He and Brynjolf set a time for a meeting; to this meeting Bjorn also came. He and Thorir there ratified their atonement. Then Thorir paid out of hand such property in his house as belonged to Thora; and thereafter Thorir and Bjorn were good brothers-in-law and friends. Bjorn then stayed at home at Aurland with Brynjolf, Thorolf also being there in much favour both with father and son.



 



35. kafli - Fdd sgerr. rlfr ferr tan.

ra l barn um sumart, ok var at mr. Var hon vtni ausin ok nafn gefit ok ht sgerr. Bera fekk til konu at gta meyjarinnar.

Bjrn var um vetrinn me Skalla-Grmi ok allir skipverjar hans. rlfr geri sr ttt vi Bjrn ok var honum fylgjusamr.

En er vr kom, var at einn hvern dag, at rlfr gekk til mls vi fur sinn ok spuri hann ess, hvert r hann vildi leggja til vi Bjrn, vetrgest sinn, ea hverja sj hann vildi honum veita. Grmr spuri rlf, hvat hann tlaist fyrir.

"at tla ek," sagi rlfr, "at Bjrn vildi helzt fara til Nregs, ef hann mtti ar frii vera. tti mr at r fyrir liggja, fair, at sendir menn til Nregs at bja sttir fyrir Bjrn, ok mun rir mikils vira or n."

Sv kom rlfr fyrirtlum snum, at Skalla-Grmr skipaist vi ok fekk menn til tanferar um sumarit. Fru eir menn me orsendingar ok jartegnir til ris Hraldssonar ok leituu um sttir me eim Birni. En egar er Brynjlfr vissi essa orsending, lagi hann allan hug at bja sttir fyrir Bjrn. Kom sv v mli, at rir tk sttir fyrir Bjrn, v at hann s at, at var sv komit, at Bjrn urfti ekki at ttast um sik. Tk Brynjlfr sttum fyrir Bjrn, en sendimenn Grms vru um vetrinn me ri, en Bjrn var ann vetr me Skalla-Grmi. En eftir um sumarit fru sendimenn Skalla-Grms aftr. En er eir kmu aftr um haustit, sgu eir au tendi, at Bjrn var stt tekinn Nregi.

Bjrn var inn rija vetr me Skalla-Grmi, en eftir um vrit bjst hann til brottferar ok s sveit manna, er honum hafi angat fylgt. En er Bjrn var binn til ferar sinnar, sagi Bera, at hon vill, at sgerr, fstra hennar, s eftir, en au Bjrn ekkust at, ok var mrin eftir ok fddist ar upp me eim Skalla-Grmi.

rlfr, sonr Skalla-Grms, rst til ferar me Birni, ok fekk Skalla-Grmr honum fararefni. Fr hann tan um sumarit me Birni. Greiddist eim vel ok kmu af hafi tan at Sogns. Sigldi Bjrn inn Sogn ok fr san heim til fur sns. Fr rlfr heim me honum. Tk Brynjlfr vi eim feginsamliga. San vru ger or ri Hraldssyni. Lgu eir Brynjlfr stefnu sn milli. Kom ar ok Bjrn til eirar stefnu. Tryggu eir rir sttir me sr. San greiddi rir af hendi f at, er ra tti hans gari, ok san tku eir upp, rir ok Bjrn, vinttu me tengum. Var Bjrn heima Aurlandi me Brynjlfi. rlfr var ok ar, allgu yfirlti af eim fegum.

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