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"He named the country he had discovered Greenland, for he said that people would be much more tempted to go there if it had an attractive name." (Grænlendinga Saga, Chapter 1, Eirik Explores Greenland, 50)

"Bjarni was a man of much promise. From early youth he had been eager to sail to foreign lands ... He soon had a merchant ship of his own." (Grænlendinga Saga, Chapter 2, Bjarni Sights Land to the West, 51)

"I am not meant to discover more countries than this one we now live in. This is as far as we go together." (Grænlendinga Saga, Chapter 3, Leif Explores Vinland, 55)

"Leif was tall and strong and very impressive in appearance. He was a shrewd man and always moderate in his behavior." (Grænlendinga Saga, Chapter 3, Leif Explores Vinland, 56)

"I am anxious to tell Gudrid her destiny, so that she may resign herself better to my death, for...

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