The story of Burnt Njal: From the Icelandic of the Njals Saga
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  • Gunnar Refuses to Leave Home     p. 133
  • The Story of Burnt Njal
    • From the Icelandic of the Njals Saga
      • PREFATORY NOTE TO THE ONE-VOLUME EDITION.
    • PREFATORY NOTE TO THE ONE-VOLUME EDITION.
    • SIR GEORGE DASENT'S PREFACE
      • (Abridged.)
    • (Abridged.)
    • SIR GEORGE DASENT'S INTRODUCTION.
      • (Abridged).
      • The Northmen in Iceland.
      • Superstitions of the Race.
      • Social Principles.
      • Daily Life in Njal's Time.
      • Conclusion.
    • (Abridged).
    • The Northmen in Iceland.
    • Superstitions of the Race.
    • Social Principles.
    • Daily Life in Njal's Time.
    • Conclusion.
    • ICELANDIC CHRONOLOGY.
    • CONTENTS.
    • THE STORY OF BURNT NJAL.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • OF FIDDLE MORD.
    • OF FIDDLE MORD.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • HRUT WOOS UNNA.
    • HRUT WOOS UNNA.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • HRUT AND GUNNHILLDA, KINGS MOTHER.
    • HRUT AND GUNNHILLDA, KINGS MOTHER.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • OF HRUT'S CRUISE.
    • OF HRUT'S CRUISE.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • ATLI ARNVID SON'S SLAYING.
    • ATLI ARNVID SON'S SLAYING.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • HRUT SAILS OUT TO ICELAND.
    • HRUT SAILS OUT TO ICELAND.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • UNNA SEPARATES FROM HRUT.
    • UNNA SEPARATES FROM HRUT.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • MORD CLAIMS HIS GOODS FROM HRUT.
    • MORD CLAIMS HIS GOODS FROM HRUT.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • THORWALD GETS HALLGERDA TO WIFE.
    • THORWALD GETS HALLGERDA TO WIFE.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • HALLGERDA'S WEDDING.
    • HALLGERDA'S WEDDING.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • THORWALD'S SLAYING.
    • THORWALD'S SLAYING.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • THIOSTOLF'S FLIGHT.
    • THIOSTOLF'S FLIGHT.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • GLUM'S WOOING.
    • GLUM'S WOOING.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • GLUM'S WEDDING.
    • GLUM'S WEDDING.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • THIOSTOLF GOES TO GLUM'S HOUSE.
    • THIOSTOLF GOES TO GLUM'S HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • GLUM'S SHEEP HUNT.
    • GLUM'S SHEEP HUNT.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • GLUM'S SLAYING.
    • GLUM'S SLAYING.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • FIDDLE MORD'S DEATH.
    • FIDDLE MORD'S DEATH.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • GUNNAR COMES INTO THE STORY.
    • GUNNAR COMES INTO THE STORY.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • OF NJAL AND HIS CHILDREN.
    • OF NJAL AND HIS CHILDREN.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • UNNA GOES TO SEE GUNNAR.
    • UNNA GOES TO SEE GUNNAR.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • NJAL'S ADVICE.
    • NJAL'S ADVICE.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • HUCKSTER HEDINN.
    • HUCKSTER HEDINN.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • GUNNAR AND HRUT STRIVE AT THE THING.
    • GUNNAR AND HRUT STRIVE AT THE THING.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • UNNA'S SECOND WEDDING.
    • UNNA'S SECOND WEDDING.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • OF ASGRIM AND HIS CHILDREN.
    • OF ASGRIM AND HIS CHILDREN.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • HELGI NJAL'S SON'S WOOING.
    • HELGI NJAL'S SON'S WOOING.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • HALLVARD COMES OUT TO ICELAND.
    • HALLVARD COMES OUT TO ICELAND.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • GUNNAR GOES ABROAD.
    • GUNNAR GOES ABROAD.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • GUNNAR GOES A-SEA-ROVING.
    • GUNNAR GOES A-SEA-ROVING.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • GUNNAR GOES TO KING HAROLD GORM'S SON AND EARL HACON.
    • GUNNAR GOES TO KING HAROLD GORM'S SON AND EARL HACON.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • GUNNAR COMES OUT TO ICELAND.
    • GUNNAR COMES OUT TO ICELAND.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • GUNNAR'S WOOING.
    • GUNNAR'S WOOING.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • OF THRAIN SIGFUS' SON.
    • OF THRAIN SIGFUS' SON.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • THE VISIT TO BERGTHORSKNOLL.
    • THE VISIT TO BERGTHORSKNOLL.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • KOL SLEW SWART.
    • KOL SLEW SWART.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • THE SLAYING OF KOL, WHOM ATLI SLEW.
    • THE SLAYING OF KOL, WHOM ATLI SLEW.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • THE KILLING OF ATLI THE THRALL.
    • THE KILLING OF ATLI THE THRALL.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • THE SLAYING OF BRYNJOLF THE UNRULY.
    • THE SLAYING OF BRYNJOLF THE UNRULY.
    • CHAPTER XL.
      • GUNNAR AND NJAL MAKE PEACE ABOUT BRYNJOLF'S SLAYING.
    • GUNNAR AND NJAL MAKE PEACE ABOUT BRYNJOLF'S SLAYING.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
      • SIGMUND COMES OUT TO ICELAND.
    • SIGMUND COMES OUT TO ICELAND.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
      • THE SLAYING OF THORD FREEDSMANSON.
    • THE SLAYING OF THORD FREEDSMANSON.
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • NJAL AND GUNNAR MAKE PEACE FOR THE SLAYING OF THORD.
    • NJAL AND GUNNAR MAKE PEACE FOR THE SLAYING OF THORD.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • SIGMUND MOCKS NJAL AND HIS SONS.
    • SIGMUND MOCKS NJAL AND HIS SONS.
    • CHAPTER XLV.
      • THE SLAYING OF SIGMUND AND SKIOLLD.
    • THE SLAYING OF SIGMUND AND SKIOLLD.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
      • OF GIZUR THE WHITE AND GEIR THE PRIEST.
    • OF GIZUR THE WHITE AND GEIR THE PRIEST.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
      • OF OTKELL IN KIRKBY.
    • OF OTKELL IN KIRKBY.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
      • HOW HALLGERDA MAKES MALCOLM STEAL FROM KIRKBY.
    • HOW HALLGERDA MAKES MALCOLM STEAL FROM KIRKBY.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
      • OF SKAMKELL'S EVIL COUNSEL.
    • OF SKAMKELL'S EVIL COUNSEL.
    • CHAPTER L.
      • OF SKAMKELL'S LYING.
    • OF SKAMKELL'S LYING.
    • CHAPTER LI.
      • OF GUNNAR.
    • OF GUNNAR.
    • CHAPTER LII.
      • OF RUNOLF, THE SON OF WOLF AURPRIEST.
    • OF RUNOLF, THE SON OF WOLF AURPRIEST.
    • CHAPTER LIII.
      • HOW OTKELL RODE OVER GUNNAR.
    • HOW OTKELL RODE OVER GUNNAR.
    • CHAPTER LIV.
      • THE FIGHT AT RANGRIVER.
    • THE FIGHT AT RANGRIVER.
    • CHAPTER LV.
      • NJAL'S ADVICE TO GUNNAR.
    • NJAL'S ADVICE TO GUNNAR.
    • CHAPTER LVI.
      • GUNNAR AND GEIR THE PRIEST STRIVE AT THE THING.
    • GUNNAR AND GEIR THE PRIEST STRIVE AT THE THING.
    • CHAPTER LVII.
      • OF STARKAD AND HIS SONS.
    • OF STARKAD AND HIS SONS.
    • CHAPTER LVIII.
      • HOW GUNNAR'S HORSE FOUGHT.
    • HOW GUNNAR'S HORSE FOUGHT.
    • CHAPTER LIX.
      • OF ASGRIM AND WOLF UGGIS' SON.
    • OF ASGRIM AND WOLF UGGIS' SON.
    • CHAPTER LX.
      • AN ATTACK AGAINST GUNNAR AGREED ON.
    • AN ATTACK AGAINST GUNNAR AGREED ON.
    • CHAPTER LXI.
      • GUNNAR'S DREAM.
    • GUNNAR'S DREAM.
    • CHAPTER LXII.
      • THE SLAYING OF HJORT AND FOURTEEN MEN.
    • THE SLAYING OF HJORT AND FOURTEEN MEN.
    • CHAPTER LXIII.
      • NJAL'S COUNSEL TO GUNNAR.
    • NJAL'S COUNSEL TO GUNNAR.
    • CHAPTER LXIV.
      • OF VALGARD AND MORD.
    • OF VALGARD AND MORD.
    • CHAPTER LXV.
      • OF FINES AND ATONEMENTS.
    • OF FINES AND ATONEMENTS.
    • CHAPTER LXVI.
      • OF THORGEIR OTKELL'S SON.
    • OF THORGEIR OTKELL'S SON.
    • CHAPTER LXVII.
      • OF THORGEIR STARKAD'S SON.
    • OF THORGEIR STARKAD'S SON.
    • CHAPTER LXVIII.
      • OF NJAL AND THOSE NAMESAKES.
    • OF NJAL AND THOSE NAMESAKES.
    • CHAPTER LXIX.
      • OLAF THE PEACOCK'S GIFTS TO GUNNAR.
    • OLAF THE PEACOCK'S GIFTS TO GUNNAR.
    • CHAPTER LXX.
      • MORD'S COUNSEL.
    • MORD'S COUNSEL.
    • CHAPTER LXXI.
      • THE SLAYING OF THORGEIR OTKELL'S SON.
    • THE SLAYING OF THORGEIR OTKELL'S SON.
    • CHAPTER LXXII.
      • OF THE SUITS FOR MANSLAUGHTER AT THE THING.
    • OF THE SUITS FOR MANSLAUGHTER AT THE THING.
    • CHAPTER LXXIII.
      • OF THE ATONEMENT.
    • OF THE ATONEMENT.
    • CHAPTER LXXIV.
      • KOLSKEGG GOES ABROAD.
    • KOLSKEGG GOES ABROAD.
    • CHAPTER LXXV.
      • THE RIDING TO LITHEND.
    • THE RIDING TO LITHEND.
    • CHAPTER LXXVI.
      • GUNNAR'S SLAYING.
    • GUNNAR'S SLAYING.
    • CHAPTER LXXVII.
      • GUNNAR SINGS A SONG DEAD.
    • GUNNAR SINGS A SONG DEAD.
    • CHAPTER LXXVIII.
      • GUNNAR OF LITHEND AVENGED.
    • GUNNAR OF LITHEND AVENGED.
    • CHAPTER LXXIX.
      • HOGNI TAKES AN ATONEMENT FOR GUNNAR'S DEATH.
    • HOGNI TAKES AN ATONEMENT FOR GUNNAR'S DEATH.
    • CHAPTER LXXX.
      • OF KOLSKEGG: HOW HE WAS BAPTISED.
    • OF KOLSKEGG: HOW HE WAS BAPTISED.
    • CHAPTER LXXXI.
      • OF THRAIN: HOW HE SLEW KOL.
    • OF THRAIN: HOW HE SLEW KOL.
    • CHAPTER LXXXII.
      • NJAL'S SONS SAIL ABROAD.
    • NJAL'S SONS SAIL ABROAD.
    • CHAPTER LXXXIII.
      • OF KARI SOLMUND'S SON.
    • OF KARI SOLMUND'S SON.
    • CHAPTER LXXXIV.
      • OF EARL SIGURD.
    • OF EARL SIGURD.
    • CHAPTER LXXXV.
      • THE BATTLE WITH THE EARLS.
    • THE BATTLE WITH THE EARLS.
    • CHAPTER LXXXVI.
      • HRAPP'S VOYAGE FROM ICELAND.
    • HRAPP'S VOYAGE FROM ICELAND.
    • CHAPTER LXXXVII.
      • THRAIN TOOK TO HRAPP.
    • THRAIN TOOK TO HRAPP.
    • CHAPTER LXXXVIII.
      • EARL HACON FIGHTS WITH NJAL'S SONS.
    • EARL HACON FIGHTS WITH NJAL'S SONS.
    • CHAPTER LXXXIX.
      • NJAL'S SONS AND KARI COME OUT TO ICELAND.
    • NJAL'S SONS AND KARI COME OUT TO ICELAND.
    • CHAPTER XC.
      • THE QUARREL OF NJAL'S SONS WITH THRAIN SIGFUS' SON.
    • THE QUARREL OF NJAL'S SONS WITH THRAIN SIGFUS' SON.
    • CHAPTER XCI.
      • THRAIN SIGFUS' SON'S SLAYING.
    • THRAIN SIGFUS' SON'S SLAYING.
    • CHAPTER XCII.
      • KETTLE TAKES HAUSKULD AS HIS FOSTER-SON.
    • KETTLE TAKES HAUSKULD AS HIS FOSTER-SON.
    • CHAPTER XCIII.
      • NJAL TAKES HAUSKULD TO FOSTER.
    • NJAL TAKES HAUSKULD TO FOSTER.
    • CHAPTER XCIV.
      • OF FLOSI THORD'S SON.
    • OF FLOSI THORD'S SON.
    • CHAPTER XCV.
      • OF HALL OF THE SIDE.
    • OF HALL OF THE SIDE.
    • CHAPTER XCVI.
      • OF THE CHANGE OF FAITH.
    • OF THE CHANGE OF FAITH.
    • CHAPTER XCVII.
      • OF THANGBRAND'S JOURNEYS.
    • OF THANGBRAND'S JOURNEYS.
    • CHAPTER XCVIII.
      • OF THANGBRAND AND GUDLEIF.
    • OF THANGBRAND AND GUDLEIF.
    • CHAPTER XCIX.
      • OF GEST ODDLEIF'S SON.
    • OF GEST ODDLEIF'S SON.
    • CHAPTER C.
      • OF GIZUR THE WHITE AND HJALLTI.
    • OF GIZUR THE WHITE AND HJALLTI.
    • CHAPTER CI.
      • OF THORGEIR OF LIGHTWATER.
    • OF THORGEIR OF LIGHTWATER.
    • CHAPTER CII.
      • THE WEDDING OF HAUSKULD, THE PRIEST OF WHITENESS.
    • THE WEDDING OF HAUSKULD, THE PRIEST OF WHITENESS.
    • CHAPTER CIII.
      • THE SLAYING OF HAUSKULD NJAL'S SON.
    • THE SLAYING OF HAUSKULD NJAL'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CIV.
      • THE SLAYING OF LYTING'S BROTHERS.
    • THE SLAYING OF LYTING'S BROTHERS.
    • CHAPTER CV.
      • OF AMUND THE BLIND.
    • OF AMUND THE BLIND.
    • CHAPTER CVI.
      • OF VALGARD THE GUILEFUL.
    • OF VALGARD THE GUILEFUL.
    • CHAPTER CVII.
      • OF MORD AND NJAL'S SONS.
    • OF MORD AND NJAL'S SONS.
    • CHAPTER CVIII.
      • OF THE SLANDER OF MORD VALGARD'S SON.
    • OF THE SLANDER OF MORD VALGARD'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CIX.
      • OF MORD AND NJAL'S SONS.
    • OF MORD AND NJAL'S SONS.
    • CHAPTER CX.
      • THE SLAYING OF HAUSKULD, THE PRIEST OF WHITENESS.
    • THE SLAYING OF HAUSKULD, THE PRIEST OF WHITENESS.
    • CHAPTER CXI.
      • OF HILDIGUNNA AND MORD VALGARD'S SON.
    • OF HILDIGUNNA AND MORD VALGARD'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CXII.
      • THE PEDIGREE OF GUDMUND THE POWERFUL.
    • THE PEDIGREE OF GUDMUND THE POWERFUL.
    • CHAPTER CXIII.
      • OF SNORRI THE PRIEST, AND HIS STOCK.
    • OF SNORRI THE PRIEST, AND HIS STOCK.
    • CHAPTER CXIV.
      • OF FLOSI THORD'S SON.
    • OF FLOSI THORD'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CXV.
      • OF FLOSI AND HILDIGUNNA.
    • OF FLOSI AND HILDIGUNNA.
    • CHAPTER CXVI.
      • OF FLOSI AND MORD AND THE SONS OF SIGFUS.
    • OF FLOSI AND MORD AND THE SONS OF SIGFUS.
    • CHAPTER CXVII.
      • NJAL AND SKARPHEDINN TALK TOGETHER.
    • NJAL AND SKARPHEDINN TALK TOGETHER.
    • CHAPTER CXVIII.
      • ASGRIM AND NJAL'S SONS PRAY MEN FOR HELP.
    • ASGRIM AND NJAL'S SONS PRAY MEN FOR HELP.
    • CHAPTER CXIX.
      • OF SKARPHEDINN AND THORKEL FOULMOUTH.
    • OF SKARPHEDINN AND THORKEL FOULMOUTH.
    • CHAPTER CXX.
      • OF THE PLEADING OF THE SUIT.
    • OF THE PLEADING OF THE SUIT.
    • CHAPTER CXXI.
      • OF THE AWARD OF ATONEMENT BETWEEN FLOSI AND NJAL.
    • OF THE AWARD OF ATONEMENT BETWEEN FLOSI AND NJAL.
    • CHAPTER CXXII.
      • OF THE JUDGES.
    • OF THE JUDGES.
    • CHAPTER CXXIII.
      • AN ATTACK PLANNED ON NJAL AND HIS SONS.
    • AN ATTACK PLANNED ON NJAL AND HIS SONS.
    • CHAPTER CXXIV.
      • OF PORTENTS.
    • OF PORTENTS.
    • CHAPTER CXXV.
      • FLOSI'S JOURNEY FROM HOME.
    • FLOSI'S JOURNEY FROM HOME.
    • CHAPTER CXXVI.
      • OF PORTENTS AT BERGTHORSKNOLL.
    • OF PORTENTS AT BERGTHORSKNOLL.
    • CHAPTER CXXVII.
      • THE ONSLAUGHT ON BERGTHORSKNOLL.
    • THE ONSLAUGHT ON BERGTHORSKNOLL.
    • CHAPTER CXXVIII.
      • NJAL'S BURNING.
    • NJAL'S BURNING.
    • CHAPTER CXXIX.
      • SKARPHEDINN'S DEATH.
    • SKARPHEDINN'S DEATH.
    • CHAPTER CXXX.
      • OF KARI SOLMUND'S SON.
    • OF KARI SOLMUND'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CXXXI.
      • NJAL'S AND BERGTHORA'S BONES FOUND.
    • NJAL'S AND BERGTHORA'S BONES FOUND.
    • CHAPTER CXXXII.
      • FLOSI'S DREAM.
    • FLOSI'S DREAM.
    • CHAPTER CXXXIII.
      • OF FLOSI'S JOURNEY AND HIS ASKING FOR HELP.
    • OF FLOSI'S JOURNEY AND HIS ASKING FOR HELP.
    • CHAPTER CXXXIV.
      • OF THORHALL AND KARI.
    • OF THORHALL AND KARI.
    • CHAPTER CXXXV.
      • OF FLOSI AND THE BURNERS.
    • OF FLOSI AND THE BURNERS.
    • CHAPTER CXXXVI.
      • OF THORGEIR CRAGGEIR.
    • OF THORGEIR CRAGGEIR.
    • CHAPTER CXXXVII.
      • OF EYJOLF BOLVERK'S SON.
    • OF EYJOLF BOLVERK'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CXXXVIII.
      • OF ASGRIM, AND GIZUR, AND KARI.
    • OF ASGRIM, AND GIZUR, AND KARI.
    • CHAPTER CXXXIX.
      • OF ASGRIM AND GUDMUND.
    • OF ASGRIM AND GUDMUND.
    • CHAPTER CXL.
      • OF THE DECLARATIONS OF THE SUITS.
    • OF THE DECLARATIONS OF THE SUITS.
    • CHAPTER CXLI.
      • NOW MEN GO TO THE COURTS.
    • NOW MEN GO TO THE COURTS.
    • CHAPTER CXLII.
      • OF EYJOLF BOLVERK'S SON.
    • OF EYJOLF BOLVERK'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CXLIII.
      • THE COUNSEL OF THORHALL ASGRIM'S SON.
    • THE COUNSEL OF THORHALL ASGRIM'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CXLIV.
      • BATTLE AT THE ALTHING.
    • BATTLE AT THE ALTHING.
    • CHAPTER CXLV.
      • OF KARI AND THORGEIR.
    • OF KARI AND THORGEIR.
    • CHAPTER CXLVI.
      • THE AWARD OF ATONEMENT WITH THORGEIR CRAGGEIR.
    • THE AWARD OF ATONEMENT WITH THORGEIR CRAGGEIR.
    • CHAPTER CXLVII.
      • KARI COMES TO BJORN'S HOUSE IN THE MARK.
    • KARI COMES TO BJORN'S HOUSE IN THE MARK.
    • CHAPTER CXLVIII.
      • OF FLOSI AND THE BURNERS.
    • OF FLOSI AND THE BURNERS.
    • CHAPTER CXLIX.
      • OF KARI AND BJORN.
    • OF KARI AND BJORN.
    • CHAPTER CL.
      • MORE OF KARI AND BJORN.
    • MORE OF KARI AND BJORN.
    • CHAPTER CLI.
      • OF KARI AND BJORN AND THORGEIR.
    • OF KARI AND BJORN AND THORGEIR.
    • CHAPTER CLII.
      • FLOSI GOES ABROAD.
    • FLOSI GOES ABROAD.
    • CHAPTER CLIII.
      • KARI GOES ABROAD.
    • KARI GOES ABROAD.
    • CHAPTER CLIV.
      • GUNNAR LAMBI'S SON'S SLAYING.
    • GUNNAR LAMBI'S SON'S SLAYING.
    • CHAPTER CLV.
      • OF SIGNS AND WONDERS.
    • OF SIGNS AND WONDERS.
    • CHAPTER CLVI.
      • BRIAN'S BATTLE.
    • BRIAN'S BATTLE.
    • CHAPTER CLVII.
      • THE SLAYING OF KOL THORSTEIN'S SON.
    • THE SLAYING OF KOL THORSTEIN'S SON.
    • CHAPTER CLVIII.
      • OF FLOSI AND KARI.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • OF FLOSI AND KARI.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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