Leif and Thorkel, Two Norse Boys of Long Ago

Leif and Thorkel, Two Norse Boys of Long Ago

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... faster went Lodin's blows, and Karli was pushed back until one foot was outside the line between the hazel poles.. " Oh, if he will only step outside with both feet, then we can call him coward, for he will have fled from the field," exclaimed Leif. But Karli came back once more to the struggle. He was not so skilful as Lodin, though, and he could not defend himself much longer. At last, as he tried to parry a blow from Lodin, his sword slipped, and Lodin's sword slid down along it and cut the thumb of Karli's hand. " Blood flows on the cloth! The fight is over!" shouted Leif. " We've won! We've won! " shouted Thorkel. " Let me fight more," begged Karli. "No," said Lodin. " I will not go on and hurt you badly. I only want to settle for ever that I own those timbers. You can no longer call me coward. Bring back my timbers." Everybody present agreed with Lodin, so there was nothing else left for Karli to do. He would not bring the timbers in the daytime, however, ' Chapter XIV T/ye Coming of Spring AYN'T we have the bonfires to-night? e grass is up and the flowers have begun to bloom," said Thorkel to his mother. " Yes, you and the men may go into the forest and gather wood for the bonfires," said his mother. "Come, Leif, let's go and tell the men," called Thorkel. " Poor cattle! " said Leif as they went past the cattle-sheds. " They will be glad spring has come so that they can get out and eat some fresh grass." " I am glad I have not had to stay in a shed all the winter," said Thorkel. Soon the whole party had climbed up from the farm, which was near the...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970055
  • 9781236970053