|My Copy||paperback copy, my library|
|First Read||March 14, 2017|
The Sagas of the Icelanders
from Egil's Saga
As autumn progressed, Egil grew very melancholy and would often sit down with his head bowed into his cloak.
Once, Arinbjorn went to him and asked what was causing his melancholy: "Even though you have suffered a great loss with your brother's death, the manly thing to do is bear it well. One man lives after another's death. What poetry have you been composing? Let me hear some."
Quoted on March 14, 2017