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ould not unload his ship. Then asked his sailors i.e., his sailors asked. what he meant to do. He answered, that he meant to hold to his wont, Custom. and winter with his father; and I will bear for Greenland, if you will follow me thither. All said they would do as he wished. Then said Biarni, Imprudent they will think our voyage, since none of us has been in the Greenland Sea. Yet they bore out to sea as soon as they were bound, Or made ready, as we say a ship is bound for Liverpool. and sailed three days, till the land was sunk. Disappeared below the horizon. Then the fair wind fell off, and there arose north winds and fogs, and they knew not whither they fared; and so it went for many days. After that, they saw the sun, and could then get their bearings. Then they hoisted sail, and sailed that day before they saw land; and they counselled with themselves what land that might be. A Norse ship. But Biarni said he thought it could not be Greenland. They ask