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e Lucky. Leif was now both well to do and honored. . . . Now there was a great talk about Leif's Vinland voyage; and Thorvald, his brother, thought the land had been too little explored. Then said Leif to Thorvald, Thou shalt go with my ship, brother, if thou wilt, to Vinland. There has been much difference of opinion as to where Vinland was. Some think that it was Nantucket; others, the island of Conanicut in Narragansett Bay; and others, some place much farther north and east. See Costa's Pre-Columbian Discovery of North America, Anderson's Norsemen in America, Kohl's History of the Discovery of the East Coast of North America, published by the Maine Historical Society. IV.—Thorvald, Leif's brother, goes to Vinland. Now Thorvald made ready for this voyage with thirty men, with the counsel thereon of Leif, his brother. Then they fitted out their ship, and bore out to sea (A. D. 1002): and there is nothing told of their voyage before they came to Vinland, to Leif's b