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People recall an old story of Heimdall, one of the ZHsir, who goes on a journey along the sea-shore stopping at households where he identifies himself as Rig. At the first household he finds a grey-haired couple sitting by the hearth, Great-grandfather and Great-grandmother. Rig sits between the couple and gives them advice. Great-grandmother brings forth a course loaf and along with it sets a bowl of boiled meat in the middle of the table. Rig prepares for bed and places himself in the middle of the bed between the couple. He stays for three nights and then rides away down the middle of the road.

Nine months later Great-grandmother has a baby whom they name Thrall. The child grows and thrives. His hands are wrinkled with thick fingers, an ugly face and a crooked back. A bandy-legged girl...

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