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Laxdaela Saga - Chapters 71 - 78 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 71 - 78 Summary

Chapter 71 ends the family feud. Bolli wishes to kill the Olafsson brothers, but Snorri argues that Helgi's death is sufficient revenge. Snorri goes to see Halldor Olafsson to warn them of vengeance; Halldor is expecting it and agrees with Snorri to pay compensation for Bolli's death. Snorri returns and tells Bolli of the offer; the offer is agreed to and the money is paid. Halldor gives Bolli a sword and Olafsson gives Thorleik a shield. The feud is ended and both sides' reputations are increased. After the feud ends, Thorleik returns to Iceland and Bolli wishes to go with him abroad, but Snorri sees risk. Bolli cannot be dissuaded and leaves with Thorleik for Norway. When the brothers reach Norway, they find that Thorkel has been reproved by King Olaf for being arrogant. King Olaf prophesies that Thorkel will never be able to use his...

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