Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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4. Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35 (Hr) - 27

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Hrólfs saga kraka — chs 34-35

Not published: do not cite ()

prose sections:  34.1   34.2   34.3   34.4   34.5   34.6   34.7   34.8   34.9   34.10   34.11   34.12   34.13   34.14   35.1   35.2   35.3   35.4   35.5   35.6   35.7   35.8   35.9   35.10   35.11   35.12   35.13 

22 — Prose: Hr 35.8

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Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Prose: Hr 35.8)

Konungr bað menn forvitnask, hvárt engin sæi líkindi til, at þat hefði heim komit. Varðmenn gerðu svá ok kómu skjótt aptr ok sǫgðu konungi, at dýrit fœri þar ok heldr geyst at borginni. Konungr bað hirðmenn vera hrausta ok duga hvern eptir því, sem hann hefði hug til, ok ráða af óvætt þennan; ok svá var gǫrt sem konungr bauð, at þeir bjuggu sik til þess.

 

The king ordered men to find out whether there might be any indications that it had come back. Guards did this and came quickly back and told the king that the beast was coming there and very fiercely to the stronghold. The king ordered the retainers to be brave now and each to perform now according to that which he had courage for, and they might overcome this monster; and this was done as the king ordered, that they prepared themselves for it.

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