Chapter 4 - How King Siggeir wedded Signy, and bade King Volsung and his son to Gothland.
Now it is to be told that Siggeir goes to bed by Signy that night, and the next morning the weather was fair; then says King Siggeir that he will not bide,
lest the wind should wax, or the sea grow impassable; nor is it said that Volsung or his sons letted him herein, and that the less, because they saw that he
was fain to get him gone from the feast. But now says Signy to her father--
"I have no will to go away with Seggeir, neither does my heart smile upon him, and I wot, by my fore-knowledge, and from the fetch1 of our kin, that from
this counsel will great evil fall on us if this wedding be not speedily undone."
"Speak in no such wise, daughter!" said he, "for great shame will it be to him, yea, and to us also, to break troth with him, he being sackless;2 and in
naught may we trust him, and no friendship shall we have of him, if these matters are broken off; but he will pay us back in as evil wise as he may; for that
alone is seemly, to hold truly to troth given."
So King Siggeir got ready for home, and before he went from the feast he bade King Volsung, his father-in-las, come see him in Gothland, and all his sons with
him whenas three months should be overpast, and to bring such following with him, as he would have, and as he deemed meet for his honour; and thereby will
Siggeir the king pay back for the shortcomings of the wedding-feast, in that he would abide thereat but one night only, a thing not according to the wont of
men. So King Volsung gave word to come on the day named, and the kinsmen-in-law parted, and Siggeir went home with his wife.
[1. Fetch; wraith, or familiar spirit.
2. Sackless (A.S. "sacu", Icel. "sok".) blameless.]
Nú er ţat at segja, at Siggeirr gengr í rekkju hjá Signýju ţenna aptan. En nćsta dag eptir ţá var veđr gott. Ţá segir Siggeirr konungr, at hann vill
heim fara ok bíđa eigi ţess, er vindr yxi eđa sjá gerir ófćran. Ekki er ţess getit, at Völsungr konungr letti hann eđa synir hans, allra helzt er hann sá, at hann
vildi ekki annat en fara frá veizlunni. Nú mćlti Signý viđ föđur sinn:
"Eigi vilda ek á brott fara međ Siggeiri, ok eigi gerir hugr minn hlćja viđ honum, ok veit ek af framvísi minni ok af kynfylgju várri, at af ţessu ráđi stendr oss
mikill ófagnađr, ef eigi er skjótt brugđit ţessum ráđahag."
"Eigi skaltu ţetta mćla, dóttir," sagđi hann, "ţví at ţat er skömm mikil bćđi honum ok svá oss at brigđa ţessu viđ hann at saklausu, ok eigum vér ţá engan trúnađ undir honum né vingan, ef
ţessu er brugđit, ok mun hann gjalda illu oss, slíkt er hann má, ok samir ţat eina at halda af várri hendi."
Nú býst Siggeirr konungr til heimferđar. Ok áđr ţeir fóru frá bođinu, ţá bauđ hann Völsungi konungi, mági sínum, til sín á Gautland ok sonum hans öllum međ honum á ţriggja mánađa fresti ok ţví öllu liđi, sem hann
vildi međ sér hafa ok honum vćri til vegsemdar. Vill nú Siggeirr konungr gjalda í ţví, ţat er á skorti brúđ laups gerđina fyrir ţess sakir, er hann vildi eigi meir
vera en eina nótt, ok er ekki ţat siđr manna at gera svá. Nú heitr Völsungr konungr ferđinni ok koma á nefndum degi. Ţá skiljast ţeir mágar, ok ferr Siggeirr konungr
heim međ konu sína.