Tuesday, September 23, 2008

First Sentences, Cont.

Thus begins Hrafnkel's Saga:
It was in the days of King Harald Tangle-hair, son of Halfdan the Black, son of Gudrod the Hunter-king, son of Halfdan Hearth-stingy, son of Eystein Fart, son of Olaf the Wood-cutter, king of the Swedes, that a man called Hallfred brought his ship to Iceland, putting in at Breiddale east of the Fljotsdale district.

The genealogies are sometimes the best parts of a saga.

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