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We start in the middle of Brennu-Njáls saga. Njáll is a respected lawyer but one of his sons has recently committed a murder. Njáll has had to pay reparations to the victim’s family, and is currently visiting them.
The year is 1000.the yearÁrið iser oneeitt thousandþúsund. Njáll is visiting his friends.Njáll iser visiting, for a visití heimsókn at (the place of)hjá friendsvinum hissínum. At their place lives a boy named Höskuldur.at (the place of)Hjá themþeim livesbýr boystrákur whosem is called, is namedheitir Höskuldur.
"Höskuldur, come here," says Njáll.„Höskuldur, comekomdu to herehingað.“ sayssegir Njáll. "I have a gift for you."„IÉg “am with”haveer með giftgjöf for, meant forhanda youþér.“ He takes a gold ring off his finger and gives the boy the ring.heHann takestekur gold ringgullhring off (of)af the fingerfingrinum hissínum andog givesgefur the boystráknum the ringhringinn.
"Wow.„wowVá. Thank you," says Höskuldur.“thank you for”thank youÞakka þér fyrir.“ sayssegir Höskuldur.
"Höskuldur, do you know who killed your father?" asks Njáll.„Höskuldur, knowveist youþú whohver killeddrap dadpabba yourþinn?“ asksspyr Njáll.
"Yes.„yesJá. I know it was your son, Skarphéðinn, but I also know that you have already paid reparations for the murder,IÉg knowveit thatað itþað wasvar sonsonur yourþinn, Skarphéðinn, buten Iég knowveit also, toolíka thatað youþú “are done”have, already haveert búinn toað compensate, make up for, pay reparationsbæta fyrir (compensate) the murdermorðið, so we don't need to discuss the issue further by any means."so, so thatsvo að wevið needþurfum “nothing”not at allekkert to discussað ræða thatþað issue, topicmál furtherfrekar.“
"That is a good answer.„thatÞað iser goodgott answersvar. I see you'll be a good man," says Njáll.IÉg seesé thatað youþú will beverður goodgóður manmaður.“ sayssegir Njáll.
"It's nice to hear you say that," says Höskuldur.„itÞað iser fun, nicegaman to hearað heyra youþig saysegja.“ sayssegir Höskuldur.
"Höskuldur, I want to invite you to live at my and my family's place," says Njáll.„Höskuldur, Iég wantvil invitebjóða youþér toað livebúa at (the place of)hjá memér andog the familyfjölskyldunni mineminni.“ sayssegir Njáll. "If you're okay with that."„ifEf youþú areert up for, willing totil í thatþað.“
"Yes,„yesJá. I am okay with that," says Höskuldur.IÉg amer up for, willing totil í thatþað.“ sayssegir Höskuldur.
Höskuldur then goes to Njáll's home and lives at his place the next years.Höskuldur goesfer thenþá to homeheim totil Njáls andog livesbýr at (the place of)hjá himhonum nextnæstu the yearsárin. Njáll takes good care of Höskuldur, and the family loves him.Njáll “thinks about, gives consideration to”takes care ofhugsar wellvel “thinks about, gives consideration to”takes care ofum Höskuld andog the familyfjölskyldunni “find good about”love, feel affection forþykir vænt um himhann.