The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America - Grænlendinga Saga, Chapters 5 - 6, Thorvald Explores Vinland, Thorstein Eiriksson Dies Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 5, Thorvald prepares to travel to Vinland and takes a crew of thirty. They eventually reach Leif's Houses in Vinland and stayed there for the winter. In the spring, they explored the region along the coastline and found attractive country with woods and sandy beaches. Islands were everywhere and no humans to be seen. They then sailed east and had a shipwreck and named the place where they repaired the ship Kjalarness. Once the repairs were completed, they sailed east along the coast again. They finally found a beautiful place and Thorvald decided to make it his home.

However, on the return to the ship, Thorvald come across some 'Skrælings' hidden under their skin boasts. They killed eight men but the ninth man...

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