Laxdaela Saga - Study Guide Chapters 21-30 Summary & Analysis

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Olaf obliges his mother and leaves for a grand journey to Ireland; he comes into contact with Melkorka's father in Chapter 21. The local King in Ireland, King Myrkjartan, is impressed by Olaf; amazingly, he asks if Olaf would accept the throne as his death, but Olaf refuses. He then travels to see King Harald and impresses him as well. When Olaf returns in glory to Iceland, Hoskuld asks Olaf to live with him and they reunite. Olaf agrees and travels to Hoskuldstead, where he settles down. Bard Hoskuldsson, Hoskuld's son, is particularly glad to see him. Towards the end of Chapter 22, Olaf decides to marry and Hoskuld suggests that he marry the daughter of the widely renowned Egil Skalla-Grimsson of Borg. The meeting is delayed due to the convening of the Althing, the periodic meeting of the chieftains of Iceland to make political decisions, but...

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