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a name to the land, and call it Helluland (flat-stone land). Perhaps Labrador, where flat stones abound, or Newfoundland. Then they went to their ship. After that they sailed into the sea, and found another land, sailed up to it, and cast anchor; then put off a boat, and went ashore. This land was flat, and covered with wood and broad white sands wherever they went, and the shore was low. Then said Leif, From its make Form. shall a name be given to this land; and it shall be called Markland (Woodland). Perhaps Nova Scotia. Then they went quickly down to the vessel. Now they sailed thence into the sea with a north-east wind, and were out two days before they saw land; and they sailed to land, and came to an island that lay north of the land; and they went on to it, and looked about them in good weather, and found that dew lay upon the grass; Perhaps honey-dew, a sweet substance left on grass by an insect called aphis. and that happened that they put their hands in the d