The Chronicle of The Kings of Norway

by Snorri Sturlson | c.1179-1241 | 320,198 words

The "Heimskringla" of Snorri Sturlason is a collection of sagas concerning the various rulers of Norway, from about A.D. 850 to the year A.D. 1177....

One Yule eve the king sat in the hall, and the tables were laid out, and the king said,

"Get me flesh-meat."

They answered,

"Sire, it is not the custom to eat flesh-meat on Yule eve."

The king said,

"If it be not the custom I will make it the custom."

They went out, and brought him a dolphin. The king stuck his knife into it, but did not eat of it.

Then the king said,

"Bring me a girl here into the hall."

They brought him a woman whose head-dress went far down her brows. The king took her hand in his hands, looked at her, and said,

"An ill looking girl!"

((LACUNA — The rest of this story is missing))

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