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As an appropriate interlude, Fragments of old Norwegian tunes That
bound in one the separate runes, And held the mind in perfect mood,
Entwining and encircling all The strange and antiquated rhymes With
melodies of olden times; As over some half-ruined wall, Disjointed
and about to fall, Fresh woodbines climb and interlace, And keep
the loosened stones in place. THE MUSICIAN'S TALE. THE SAGA OK KINO
OLAF. I. THE CHALLENGE OF THOR. I Am the God Thor, I am the War
God, I am the Thunderer! Here in my Northland, My fastness and
fortress, Reign I forever! Here amid icebergs Bule I the nations;
This is my hammer, Miolner the mighty; Giants and sorcerers Cannot
withstand it I These are the gauntlets Wherewith I wield it, And
hurl it afar off; This is my girdle; Whenever I brace it, Strength
is redoubled I The light thou beholdest Stream through the heavens,
In flashes of crimson, Is but my red beard Blown by the night-wind,
Affrighting the nations! Jove is my brother; Mine eyes are the
lightning; The wheels of my chariot Roll in the thunder, The blows
of my hammer King in the earthquake 1 Force rules the world still,
Has ruled it, shall rule it; Meekness is weakness, Strength is
triumphant, Over the whole earth Still is it Thor's-Day I Thou art
a God too, O Galilean I And thus single-handed Unto the combat,
Gauntlet or Gospel, Here I defy thee! Ktng Olaf's Return. And King
Olaf heard the cry, Saw the red light in the sky, Laid his hand
upon his sword, As he leaned upon the railing, And his ships went
sailing, sailing Northward into Drontheim fiord. There he stood as
one who dreamed; And the red light glanced and gleamed On the armor
that he wore; And he shouted, as the rifted Streamers o'er ...
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