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The story of Audun from the Westfjords (Audun’s story )

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This chapter focuses on a story of Audun who came from the Westfjords and worked for a man named Thorstein. One summer a ship from Norway put into Vadil. The captain, Thorir, lodged with Thorstein because that was the best place to stay. Audun provided the captain with good advice and sold his wares for him to people whom he knew to have good credit. The captain offered to repay him for his assistance, and Audun chose to go abroad with him. Audun offered polar bear to King Svein and the king offered a ring. Audun went to Iceland that summer home to the Westfjords. From him a good line traces its ancestry, among whom can be counted Thorstein Gyduson and many other good men.

Keywords: Audun; King Svein; polar bear; Thorir; Thorstein Gyduson; Westfjords

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