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Mon Apr 03 02:04:30 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Gudrid the Fair, by Maurice Hewlett This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Gudrid the Fair A Tale of the Discovery of America Author: Maurice Hewlett Release Date: November 27, 2007 [EBook #23643] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK GUDRID THE FAIR *** Produced by Al Haines GUDRID THE FAIR A Tale of the Discovery of America BY MAURICE HEWLETT Author of -The Forest Lovers,- -The Life and Death of Richard Yea and Nay,- -Love and Lucy,- etc. NEW YORK DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 1918 Copyright, 1918, By Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc. PREFACE Mon Apr 03 02:04:30 2017 2 This tale is founded upon two sagas, which have been translated literally and without attempt to accord their discrepancies by York Powell and Vigfussen in their invaluable _Origines Icelandicae_.
As well as those versions I have had another authority to help me, in Laing’s _Sea-Kings of Norway_.
I have blent the two accounts into one, and put forward the result with this word of explanation, which I hope will justify me in the treatment I have given them. I don’t forget that a -saga- is history, and that these sagas in particular furnish an account of the first discovery of America, no less a thing.
Nevertheless, while I have been scrupulous in leaving the related facts as I found them, I have not hesitated to dwell upon the humanity in the tales, and to develop that as seemed fitting.
I don’t think that I have put anything into the relation which is not implied in the few words accorded me by the text.
I believe that everything I give Gudrid and Freydis, Karlsefne and Leif and Eric Red to say or to do can be made out from hints, which I have made it my business to ...

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