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Not published: do not cite ()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 

6 — Prose: Hr 34.6

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Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Prose: Hr 34.6)

Eptir þat kveldar, ok drífa menn at hǫllunni, ok sjá Hrólfs kappar, at Hǫttr var settr í bekk upp, ok þykkir þeim maðr hafa gert sik œrit djarfan, er þetta hefir til tekit. Illt tillit hefir Hǫttr, þá hann sér kunningja sína, því at hann hefir illt eitt af þeim reynt. Hann vill lifa gjarnan ok fara aptr í beinahrúgu sína, en Bǫðvarr heldr honum, svá at hann náir ekki í burt at fara, því at hann þóttist ekki jafnberr fyrir hǫggum þeira, ef hann næði þangat at komast.

 

After that evening came and men crowded into the hall, and Hrólfr’s champions saw that Hǫttr was placed up in the benches, and it seemed to them that the man who has taken on this has made for himself a great deal of trouble. Hǫttr takes a fearful look when he sees his companions, because he has only experienced harm from them. He very much wants to stay alive and get back to his bone-pile, but Bǫðvarr holds onto him, such that he can’t manage to get away, because he thought that he would not be as exposed to their blows, if he managed to get himself over there.

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