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Laxdaela Saga 57 part 1 - - Grace's translation

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  • Fred & Grace Hatton
    57. kafli - Af Þorgilsi Maður hét Þorgils og var Hölluson. En því var hann kenndur við móður sína að hún lifði lengur A man was named Thorgils
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      57. kafli - Af Þorgilsi
      Maður hét Þorgils og var Hölluson. En því var hann kenndur við móður sína að
      hún lifði lengur
      A man was named Thorgils and was Halla’s son. He was known by his mother’s
      (name) because she lived longer

      en faðir hans. Hann hét Snorri og var son Álfs úr Dölum. Halla móðir Þorgils
      var dóttir Gests
      than his father. He was named Snorri and was a son of Alf of Dales. Halla,
      Thorgils’ mother was a daughter of Gest

      Oddleifssonar. Þorgils bjó í Hörðadal á þeim bæ er í Tungu heitir. Þorgils
      var mikill maður og
      Oddleif’s son. Thorgils lived in Hordadale at that farm which is called in
      Tongue. Thorgils was a big man and

      vænn og hinn mesti ofláti. Engi var hann kallaður jafnaðarmaður. Oft var
      heldur fátt með þeim
      handsome and the most showy (person). He was not called a fair man. Often
      (he) was rather cool with them,

      Snorra goða. Þótti Snorra Þorgils hlutgjarn og áburðarmikill. Þorgils gaf
      sér margt til erinda út í
      Priest Snorri (and co.). It seemed to Snorri Thorgils was meddlesome and
      very puffed up. Thorgils concerned himself much with errands out in

      sveitina. Hann kom jafnan til Helgafells og bauð sig til umsýslu með
      Guðrúnu. Hún tók á því vel
      the district. He always came to Helgafells and volunteered to help Gudrun.
      She received it favorably

      aðeins og lítið af öllu. Þorgils bauð heim Þorleiki syni hennar og var hann
      löngum í Tungu og
      but also little after all. Thorgils invited Thorleik, her son, home and
      (he) stayed a long time in Tongue and

      nam lög að Þorgísli því að hann var lögkænn maður.
      studied law with Thorgisl because he was a man well versed in the law.

      Í þenna tíma var í förum Þorkell Eyjólfsson. Hann var frægur maður og
      kynstór og var hann
      At that time Thorkell Eyolf’s son was abroad (trading). He was a famous man
      and of a powerful lineage and he was

      mikill vin Snorra goða. Hann var og jafnan með Þorsteini Kuggasyni frænda
      sínum þá er hann var út hér.
      a great friend of Priest Snorri. He was also always with Thorstein Kugga’s
      son, his kinsman, then when he was out here (in Iceland).

      Og eitt sinn er Þorkell átti skip uppi standanda í Vaðli á Barðaströnd þá
      varð atburður sá í
      And one time when Thorkell had a ship laid up (on land) in Vadl at
      Bardastrand, then that event happened in

      Borgarfirði að son Eiðs úr Ási var veginn af sonum Helgu frá Kroppi. Hét sá
      Grímur er vegið
      Borgarfirth that a son of Eid of As was slain by a son of Helgi of Kroppi.
      That one was named Grim who had slain (him)

      hafði en bróðir hans Njáll. Hann drukknaði í Hvítá litlu síðar. En Grímur
      varð sekur
      and his brother (was named) Njall. He drowned in White River a little
      later. And Grim was condemned

      skógarmaður um vígið og lá hann úti á fjöllum er hann var í sektinni. Hann
      var mikill maður og
      to outlawry due to the slaying and he lay out not in a house in the fells
      where he was outlawed. He was a large man and

      sterkur. Eiður var þá mjög gamlaður er þetta var tíðinda. Varð af því að
      þessu ger engi reki.
      strong. Eid was then very advanced in age when this was the news. It
      happened for that reason that this was not followed up (Z reki, 2).

      Mjög lögðu menn til orðs Þorkatli Eyjólfssyni er hann rak eigi þessa réttar.
      People had much to say against Thorkell Eyolf’s son when he did not pursue
      this claim.

      Um vorið eftir þá er Þorkell hafði búið skip sitt fer hann suður um
      Breiðafjörð og fær sér þar hest
      During the following spring then when Thorkell had readied his ship, he
      sailed south around Breidafjord and obtains a horse there for himself

      og ríður einn saman og léttir eigi ferðinni fyrr en hann kemur í Ás til Eiðs
      frænda síns. Eiður tók
      and rides alone and does not stop the journey before he comes to As to Eid,
      his kinsman. Eid received

      við honum feginsamlega. Þorkell segir honum sitt erindi að hann vill leita
      til fundar við Grím,
      him joyfully. Thorkell tells him his errand that he wants to seek a meeting
      with Grim

      skógarmann hans, spyr þá Eið ef hann vissi nokkuð til hvar bæli hans mundi
      vera.
      his outlaw, asks Eid then if he knew something about where his lair would
      be.

      Fred & Grace Hatton
      Hawley, Pa.
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