Ii.—The voyage of Leif the Lucky.
[after Biarni had reached the Greenland settlement, and told his story, he was blamed for not having explored these unknown lands more carefully; and Leif the Lucky bought Biarni's vessel, and set sail with thirty-five companions, to see what he could discover.]
(A. D. 999.) First they found the land which Biarni had found last.
Then sailed they to the land, and cast anchor, and put off a boat, and went ashore, and saw there no grass.
Great. glaciers were over all the higher parts; but it was like a plain of rock from the glaciers to the sea, and it seemed to them that the land was good for nothing.
Then said Leif, We have not done about this land like Biarni, not to go upon it: now I will give 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