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‘ [12] thought the likeliest place to build. It may be it was a true word I spoke, that I should dwell there for a time. There ye shall bury me, and set crosses at my head and feet, and call it Krossanes1 henceforth.’ Greenland was then Christianized; but Eirek the Red had died before Christianity came thither.

Now Thorvald died; but they did every thing according as he had said, and then went and found their companions, and told each other the news they had to tell, and lived there that winter, and gathered grapes and vines for loading the ship. Then in the spring they made ready to sail for Greenland, and came with their ship to Eireksfirth, and had great tidings to tell to Leif.


V.—Karlsefni's adventures.

[Karlsefni, a rich Norwegian, came to Greenland, staid at Leif's housemarried a wife, and was finally persuaded to bring a colony of sixty men and five women to Vinland.]


This agreement made Karlsefni and his seamen, that they should have even handed2 all that they should get in the way of goods. They had with them all sorts of cattle, as they thought to settle there if they might. Karlsefni begged Leif for his house in Vinland; but he said he would lend him the house, but not give it. Then they bore out to the sea with the ship, and came to Leif's booths, hale and whole, and landed there their cattle. There soon came into their hands a great and good prize; for a whale was driven ashore, both great and good; then they went to cut up the whale, and

1 Cross Cape, or Cape of the Cross.

2 i.e., in equal shares,

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