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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Eirik's Saga, Chapters 12 - 14, Thorvald Eiriksson Dies, Bjarni Grimolfsson's Death, Karlsefni's Descendants Summary

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Eirik's Saga, Chapters 12 - 14, Thorvald Eiriksson Dies, Bjarni Grimolfsson's Death, Karlsefni's Descendants Summary and Analysis

One morning, Karlsefni and his men happen upon a Uniped (a mythical creature) who shoots an error into Eirik the Red's son, Thorvald's groin. He then dies from the wound. The Uniped runs off and Karlsefni and his men chase it. They chased the beast by sea but could not catch it. They then went back to Straumfjord and spent their third winter there but they have many fights among themselves, and the unmarried men pestered the married. Karsefni's son Snorri was born that fall and when he was three they left.

On the way home they capture two Skræling boys and raised them; their names were Vætild and Ovægir and said their land was ruled by two kings, Avaldamon...

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