Einar Tambaskelfer and Kalf Arnason had this winter meetings and consultations between themselves in the merchant town . Then there came a messenger from King Canute to Kalf Arnason, with a message to send him three dozen axes, which must be chosen and good. Kalf replies,
"I will send no axes to King Canute. Tell him I will bring his son Svein so many, that he shall not think he is in want of any."
Footnotes and references:
Nidaros, or Throndhjem, is usually called merely the merchant town. — L.