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Hræddr var hvergætir,
helta in lengr rúmi,
kunni klekkr verða,
kleif í rá hverja;
vesall léz vígs þeira
er skyldi váss gjalda
ok sinn dag dapran
að deyja frá svínum,
er hann áðr hafði. (eddic or germanic)
(The kettle-minder was terrified, he didn’t stay in his place,
he knew how to be pusillanimous, he scrambled into every cranny;
said he was a wretched victim of their violence, that he had to pay for travail,
said it was a dark day to have to die and leave his pigs,
and all the fine provisions that he’d enjoyed before.
editions: Skj Not in Skj;