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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Grænlendinga Saga, Chapters 3 - 4, Leif Explores Vinland, Leif Returns to Greenland Summary

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Grænlendinga Saga, Chapters 3 - 4, Leif Explores Vinland, Leif Returns to Greenland Summary and Analysis

Eventually Bjarni sails to Norway from Greenland in order to visit the King of Norway, Earl Eirik; he told the Earl of his voyage and was made the Earl's retainer; he returned to Greenland during the next summer. Due to Bjarni's success, many sought to discover new countries, such as Leif Eiriksson, the son of Eirik the Red. Thus, Leif composed a crew of thirty-five; he asked his father to lead the voyage and he agreed. However, Eirik was injured by his horse before they left and so Eirik stayed home.

On their journey they found the area Bjarni sighted, stopped there and went back to see. They found another little country. The two areas were named Helluland and Markland. Then they came...

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