Large. man and stout, most noble to see, a wise man, and moderate in all things.
Iii.—Leif finds vines, and goes back to Greenland.
one evening it chanced that a man was wanting of their people; and this was Tyrker, the Southerner.
German. Leif took this very ill; for Tyrker had been long with his parents, and loved Leif much in his childhood.
Leif now chid his people sharply, and made ready to fare forth to seek him, and twelve men with him. But when they had gone a little way, led in face, little and wizened in growth, but a man of skill in all arts.
Then said Leif to him, Why wert thou so late, my fosterer,
Foster-father, or perhaps foster-brother. and separated from the party?
He talked at first a long while in German, and rolled many ways his eyes, and twisted his face; but they skilled not what he said.
He said then in Norse, after a time, I went not very far; but I have great news to tell.
I have found grape-vines and grapes.—Can that be true, my fosterer
It will be of large dimensions.
The ship which has returned home this month [November] brings samples of all the different sorts of produce there.
The cargo consists of 7,246 beavers, 675 otter-skins, 48 minx, 36 wildcat, and various other sorts; several pieces of oak timber and hickory.
The counting-house there is kept in a stone building, thatched with reed: the other houses are of the bark of trees.
Each has his own house.
The director and koopman
Trader, or shop-keeper.
In German, kaufmann. live together.
There are thirty ordinary houses on the east side of the river, which runs nearly north and south.
The Honorable Pieter Minuit is director there at present; Jan Lempo, sheriff; Sebastiaen Jansz Crol and Jan Huyck, comforters of the sick, who, whilst awaiting a clergyman, read to the commonalty there on Sundays, from texts of Scripture with the comment.
Francois Molemaecker is busy building a horse-mill, over which shall be constructed a spacious room, sufficient