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The World’s Story A History of the World in Story, Song and Art Volume 19 Iceland, Greenland, The Poles Edited by Eva March Tappan

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The World’s Story A History of the World In Story, Song and Art Volume 19 Iceland, Greenland, The Poles Copyright © 2020 by Libraries of Hope, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. International rights and foreign translations available only through permission of the publisher. The World’s Story, A History of the World in Story, Song and Art, edited by Eva March Tappan. (Original copyright 1914) Cover Image: A Courtship in Greenland, by Carl Rasmussen (19th Century). In public domain, source Wikimedia Commons. Libraries of Hope, Inc. Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Website www.librariesofhope.com Email: librariesofhope@gmail.com Printed in the United States of America


CONTENTS ICELAND I. IN SAGA TIMES How THE SAGAS CAME TO BE WRITTEN Sa bi11e Ba ring-Gould From "Grettir the Outlaw." How THE EARLY lcELANDERS DRESSED J. Fulford Vica ry PAYING VISITS IN SAGA TlliE . . • . J. Fulford Vica ry From "Saga Time." How THE LAWS WERE MADE IN SAGA TIME. . . U11k11ow11

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II. STORIES FROM THE ICELANDIC SAGAS

From the Saga of Ola f Tryggi·a so11 THE IRISH rn THULE From Viga-Glum's Sa ga GLUM AND HIS :MA..'- INGOLF Translated by Sir Edmund Head. How KJARTAN OF !CELANO BECAill: A CHRISTIAN

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Translated from the Icelandic by Muriel A. C. Press. THANGBRAND TIIE PRIEST . . . He11ry Wadsworth Longfellow How GRETTIR THE OUTLAW SAVED THE FARMHOUSE

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From the Laxd<Ela Saga

From the Saga of Grettir the Stro11g

Rewritten by S. Earing-Gould. From the Saga of Burnt Njal THE BURNING OF NJAL Translated by George Webb Dasent. How THE Boy SIGURD woN TIIE HORSE GREYFELL

William Morris From "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Nibelungs."

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III. ICELAND AND ITS PEOPLE THE FIRE Mou:-.TAINS OF lcELAND • . . . Lord Dujferill From "A Yacht Voyage - Letters from High Latitudes." CLruBL'-G 11oUNT HEKLA . . . . . . . . Pli11y Miles From "Nordurfari, or Rambles in Iceland." Ba -yard Ta ylor \\'AITIXG FOR TllE GREAT GEYSER TO SPOUT . From "Egypt and Iceland in the Year 1874." How !CELA:S'DIC CHILDREN GET THEIR SUR.'\iUIES /Jlrs. Dis11ey Leith Fro;n "Peeps at Many Lands - Iceland."

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CONTENTS GREENLAND I. STORIES FROl\l THE HISTORY OF GREE:NLAND How ERIC THE RED CAYE TO GREE::-.'L,\XD How THE GREEXLANDERS GOT A BISHOP.

Dr. Isaac I. llayes Dr. Isaac I. II ayes

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From "The Land of Desolation." THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST COLONIES OF GREESLAND

From "Danish Greenland." THE APOSTLE TO GREESL.-\:SD A l\lODEL PARLliUIENT • • •

From "The Land of Desolation."

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Dr. l1enry Rink

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Jacob A. Riis Dr. Isaac I. Hayes

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STORIES OF LIFE IN GREE:t,.TJ,A,.'l"D

lla11s Egai e

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Dr. Isaac I. llayes

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the Corn hill Magazine

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GRE"::NLASD CusTOl!S OF Two CENTURIES AGO

From "A Description of Greenland."

How TO nmLD A ""·ol!.AN's BOAT" .

From "The Land of Desolation."

THE EsKmos AND THEIR WAYS From THE FARE WELL OF THE GREENLASDERS

From the Cornhill J.f aga:;ine 149 Dr. Isaac I. llayes 153 Dr. Isaac I. Hayes 162

\\'HAT IS AX lcEBERG? ESCAPIXG FROl! A GLACIER

From"The Land of Desolation."

THE SEARCH FOR THE POLES I. ADVENTURES

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THE FROZEN KORTH

SPITZBERGEN, THE ISLAND THAT BELONGS TO No O�E

Lord Du.ffcrin

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From" A Yacht Voyage - Letters from High Latitudes." FIFTEEN HUNDRED l\IJLES ON FLOATING ICE . llans Ilwdrik From "Memoirs of Hans Hendrik."

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Roald Am11ndsc11 Roald Amundsc11

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How TO BUILD A Ssow-HuT • PAYING A CALL 1:s THE NoRTUWEST PASSAGE

From·« The Northwest Passage."

II. THE NORTH POLE TUE FATE OF SIR JouN FRANKLIN.

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BALLOON SEARCU FOR TUE NoRTU POLE •

From "The Romance of Polar Exploration." II

Elizabet/, Doten G. Firth Scott

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CONTENTS TUE ATTACK OP TlIE ICE

From "Farthest North."

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THE DISCOVERY OP THE NORTH POLE

III.

Fridtjof Nanse n

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Admiral Robert E. Pe ary

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THE SOUTH POLE

l:s A:,.-rARCTIC WINTER QUARTERS

Sir Ernest II. Shackle to11

NORWAY AT TlIE SOUTlI Pou:. THE RIVALS IN TlIE ANTARCTIC CAPTAIN Scorr's LAST MESSAGE

From "The Heart of the Antarctic."

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Roald A111u11dse 112 260 From Ilarper's We e kly 265 Robert F. Scott 271


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