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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Eirik's Saga, Chapters 9 - 11, Thorhall Breaks Away, Karlsefni Goes South, The Skrælings Attack Summary

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Eirik's Saga, Chapters 9 - 11, Thorhall Breaks Away, Karlsefni Goes South, The Skrælings Attack Summary and Analysis

Thorhall the Hunter desired to go north to search for Vinland but Karlsefni wanted to move south. Thorhall then took nine men, his ship and broke away. A wind blew them far away from shore and they found their way to Ireland, but the men were beaten and enslaved there, and Thorhall killed.

Karlsefni, however, sailed south with Snorri, Bjarni and the others. They eventually found a river with sandbars; they then sailed into an estuary and named it Hope. They found great natural resources there. The men stayed a fortnight but one morning they saw a large number of skin-boats and men with sticks in them. Snorri thought they may have meant peace. The men were tiny and...

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