The Vikings at Helgeland. the Pretenders
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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...now wears on, yet the henchmen are lime the less nimble at setting forth the brimming flagons. It was never the Earl's wont to stint his guests. DAGFINN. No, so it would seem. So royal a bridal-feast was never seen in Norway before. PAUL FLIDA. Earl Skule has never before given a daughter in marriage. DAGFINN. True, true; the Earl is a mighty man. A MAN-AT-ARMS. He holds a third part of the kingdom. That is more than any-earl has held heretofore. We talk not of that here; weiare friends now, and fully at one. Drinks to PAUL. So let King be King and Earl be Earl. PAUL FLIDA. Laughs. 'Tis easy to hear that you are a King's man. DAGFINN. That should the Earl's men also be. PAUL FLIDA. Never. We have sworn fealty to the Earl, not to the King. DAGFINN. That may yet have to be done. Brsnor NICHOLAS. To the EARL, under cover of the game. Hear you what Dagfinn the Peasant says? EARL SKULE. Without looking up. I hear. Gnnoomus JoNsson. Looking steadily at DAGFINN. Has the King thoughts of that? The King would force your men to swear him fealty, Earl. I will not answer. Let us drink to peace and friendship between the King and the Earl. The ale is good. PAUL FLIDA. It has had time enough to mellow. Gnnoonrus JoNssoN. Three times has the Earl prepared the bridal--three times the King promised to come--three times he came not. DAGFINN. Blame the Earl for th at: he gave us plenty to do in Viken. PAUL FLIDA. 'Tis said Sigurd Ribbung gave you still more to do in Vermeland. DAGFINN. F laring up. Ay, and who was it that let Sigurd Ribbung slip through their fingers? GREGORIUS J ONSSON. Sigurd Ribbung fled from us at Nidaros, that all men know. DAGFINN. But no man knows that you did aught to hinder him. Brsnor NrcnoLAs. To the EARL, ...
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