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Vinland II

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Eirik the Red's Saga :... they sailed to the Western Settlement and from there to Bjarneyar. They sailed from Bjarneyar before a northerly wind and were at sea two days. Then they found land and rowed ashore in the ship's boats to explore it. They found there many flat slabs of stones that were so big that two men could easily stretch out on them sole to sole. [ H: many of them were twelve ells (i.e. eighteen feet) across. ] There were many white foxes there. They gave the land a name, and called it Helluland. (Helge Ingstad, 1969:53: emphases supplied)

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