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Laxdaela Saga 29 part 2 - - Grace's translation

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  • Fred & Grace Hatton
    Ólafur fór utan um sumarið og kemur skipi sínu við Hörðaland. Þar bjó sá maður skammt á land Olaf sailed abroad during the summer and brings his
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2011
      Ólafur fór utan um sumarið og kemur skipi sínu við Hörðaland. Þar bjó sá
      maður skammt á land
      Olaf sailed abroad during the summer and brings his ship into Hordaland.
      There, a short way up on land, lived that man

      upp er hét Geirmundur gnýr, ríkur maður og auðigur og víkingur mikill.
      Ódældarmaður var
      who was called Geirmund din, a powerful man and wealthy and a great harrier.
      He was an overbearing man

      hann og hafði nú sest um kyrrt og var hirðmaður Hákonar jarls hins ríka.
      Geirmundur fer til skips
      and had now remained quiet (settled down) and was a retainer of Earl Hakon
      the powerful. Geirmund goes to (the) ship

      og kannast brátt við Ólaf því að hann hafði heyrt hans getið. Geirmundur
      býður Ólafi til sín með
      and soon (he and) Olaf recognize each other because he had heard spoken of
      him. Geirmund invites Olaf to (stay) with him

      svo marga menn sem hann vildi. Það þiggur Ólafur og fer til vistar með sétta
      mann. Hásetar
      (and) as many men as he (Olaf) wished. Olaf accepts and goes to visit as
      the sixth man. Olaf’s oarsmen

      Ólafs vistast þar um Hörðaland. Geirmundur veitir Ólafi vel. Þar var bær
      risulegur og margt
      stayed there around Hordaland. Geirmund entertains Olaf well. There were
      imposing farms and many

      manna. Var þar gleði mikil um veturinn.
      people. Much merriment was there during the winter.

      En er á leið veturinn sagði Ólafur Geirmundi deili á um erindi sín, að hann
      vill afla sér húsaviðar,
      And when the winter was past, Olaf told Geirmund the purpose of his errand,
      that he wants to procure of himself house timbers,

      kvaðst þykja mikið undir að hann fengi gott viðaval.
      says he thinks it much of value that he get a good choice of wood.

      Geirmundur svarar: "Hákon jarl á besta mörk og veit eg víst ef þú kemur á
      hans fund að þér mun
      Geirmund answers, “Earl Hakon has the best forest and I know for certain if
      you come to a meeting with him that you will

      sú innan handar því að jarl fagnar vel þeim mönnum er eigi eru jafnvel
      menntir sem þú Ólafur ef hann sækja heim."
      (have?) that within reach because (the) earl welcomes well those men who are
      not as well accomplished as you, Olaf, if you go to him.”

      Um vorið byrjar Ólafur ferð sína á fund Hákonar jarls. Tók jarl við honum
      ágæta vel og bauð
      During the spring, Olaf prepares for his journey to meet Earl Hakon. (The)
      earl received him with high praise and invited

      Ólafi með sér að vera svo lengi sem hann vildi.
      Olaf to stay with him as long as he wished.

      Ólafur segir jarli hversu af stóðst um ferð hans: "Vil eg þess beiða yður
      herra að þér létuð oss
      Olaf tells (the) earl how it stood regarding his journey, “I wish to ask
      you, lord, for that that you allow us

      heimila mörk yðra að höggva húsavið."
      to have a right to your forest to cut house timbers.”

      Jarl svarar: "Ósparað skal það þótt þú fermir skip þitt af þeim viði er vér
      munum gefa þér því að
      (The) earl answers, “It shall be unsparingly reckoned. You load your ship
      with that wood which we will give you because

      vér hyggjum að oss sæki eigi heim hversdaglega slíkir menn af Íslandi."
      we think that not every day such men from Iceland visit us at home.”

      En að skilnaði gaf jarl honum öxi gullrekna og var það hin mesta gersemi,
      skildust síðan með hinum mesta kærleik.
      And at parting (the) earl gave him a gold inlaid axe and it was the greatest
      treasure, (they) parted afterwards with the greatest affection.

      Geirmundur skipar jarðir sínar á laun og ætlar út til Íslands um sumarið á
      skipi Ólafs. Leynt hefir
      Geirmund assigns his land secretly and intends (to go) abroad to Iceland
      during the summer on Olaf’s ship. He has hidden

      hann þessu alla menn. Eigi vissi Ólafur fyrr en Geirmundur flutti fé sitt
      til skips Ólafs og var það mikill auður.
      this from all people. Olaf did not know before Geirmund carried his wealth
      to Olaf’s ship and it was a great wealth.

      Ólafur mælti: "Eigi mundir þú fara á mínu skipi ef eg hefði fyrr vitað því
      að vera ætla eg þá
      Olaf spoke, “You would not go on my ship if I had previously known because I
      expect some of them

      munu nokkura á Íslandi að betur gegndi að þig sæju aldrei. En nú er þú ert
      hér kominn við svo
      will be in Iceland that (would be) better suited to never see you. But now
      you are come here with so

      mikið fé þá nenni eg eigi að reka þig aftur sem búrakka."
      much wealth then I am not inclined to drive you away like a farm dog.”

      Geirmundur segir: "Eigi skal aftur setjast þótt þú sért heldur stórorður því
      að eg ætla að fá að vera yðvar farþegi."
      Geirmund says, “(I) shall not be reckoned as left behind. You are using
      rather high sounding words because I expect to get to be your passenger.”

      Fred & Grace Hatton
      Hawley, Pa.
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