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Not published: do not cite ()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 

25 — Prose: Hr 35.11

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Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Prose: Hr 35.11)

Konungr mælti, ‘Hvat vita, nema fleira hafi skipzk um hagi þína en sjá þykir? Því fæstir menn þykjask þik kenna, at þú sért hinn sami maðr. tak við sverðinu ok njót manna best, ef þetta er til unnit.’
Síðan gengr Hǫttr at dýrinu alldjarfliga ok høggr til þess, þá hann kemr í hǫggfœri. Dýrit fellr niðr dautt.

 

The king said, ‘What can one know, except that more has changed about your disposition than seems to show? Very few men would be able to recognise you, that you are the same person. Now take the sword and use it as the best of men, if this is to come about.’ Then Hǫttr attacks the beast very courageously and strikes at it, when he comes into striking distance. The beast falls down dead.

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