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Issues remained quiet for the rest of Lent. at the 3rd day of Easter Kjartan left Hjardarholt observed by way of An the Black. They arrived at Tunga an analogous day, the place Kjartan desired to have Thorarin make the adventure to Saurbaer with him to conform to the money owed he was once to take over [as fee for his land], for Kjartan had enormous sums owed to him there. As Thorarin had long past to a close-by farm, Kjartan remained at Tunga awhile and waited for him to come back. That day Thorhalla Chatterbox was once at Tunga and requested Kjartan the place he was once headed. He instructed her he used to be in order to Saurbaer and he or she requested, ‘What direction will you stick to? ’ ‘Through Saelingsdal at the means there, yet coming again I’ll wade through Svinadal,’ Kjartan responded. She requested how lengthy he could remain, and Kjartan spoke back, ‘I count on to come back on Thursday. ’ ‘Could you do me a carrier at the method? ’ Thorhalla then requested. ‘A kinsman of mine, who lives to the west of Hvitadal within the Saurbaer district, has promised me part a mark of homespun fabric. may well I ask you to fetch it for me and convey it again with you? ’ Kjartan promised he could accomplish that. Thorarin back domestic then and joined them for the adventure. They rode west over the Saelingsdal heath and reached the Hol farm within the night. Kjartan used to be given a hearty welcome by way of the brothers and sister there, who have been strong buddies of his. Thorhalla Chatterbox again to Laugar that night, and Osvif’s sons requested for information of these she had met that day. She acknowledged she had met Kjartan Olafsson they usually requested the place he was once going. She instructed them what she knew, including, ‘and I’ve by no means obvious him glance so rushing. It’s no ask yourself males like that suppose themselves a minimize above. ’ Thorhalla persisted, announcing, ‘It used to be additionally transparent that there have been few issues Kjartan may really discuss than his buy of Thorarin’s farm. ’ Gudrun replied, ‘Kjartan can good have enough money to behave as boldly as he likes, as event has proven that it doesn't matter what offence he chooses to dedicate, nobody dares to take him to job for it. ’ either Bolli and the Osvifssons heard their phrases. Ospak and his brothers gave little resolution except a number of scornful phrases approximately Kjartan as ordinary, yet Bolli acted as though he had now not heard, as used to be his customized. in general, if an individual criticized Kjartan, he stored silent or argued in his defence. forty eight| Kjartan spent the Wednesday following Easter at Hol, the place there has been lots of leisure and feasting. the next evening An tossed and grew to become in his sleep, until eventually others woke him. They requested what he have been dreaming, and he answered, ‘A horrible-looking lady approached me and tugged me sharply away from bed. She had a cleaver in a single hand and a wood meat tray within the different. putting the cleaver on my chest, she slit me open correct down front, took out all my entrails and installed twigs as an alternative. Then she went off. ’ Kjartan and the others laughed at his tale and stated they might name him An Twig-belly from then on. They even grabbed him and stated, teasingly, they desired to see in the event that they may well believe the twigs in his belly.

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