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English: Thorvald Eiriksson wounded by the red men

Identifier: ourgreatercountr00nort (find matches)
Title: Our greater country; being a standard history of the United States from the discovery of the American continent to the present time ..
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Northrop, Henry Davenport, 1836-1909
Publisher: Philadelphia, National pub co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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n land was once moredescried, it must have been New England.The main facts of the remarkable voyage ofLief the Northman have been proven beyondall dispute, but the accounts themselves areso confused in minor details that it cannever be positively known where it was thesenavigators first landed. There is good rea-son, however, to believe it was on the coastof Rhode Island, and probably at some poin^on the Narragansett Bay. A Bold Navigator. The Northmen were astonished and de-lighted when they came to explore the woodsto find luscious grapes in abundance. Tothe Northmen, the climate seemed wonder-fully mild. Lief gave the country the nameof Vinland, and when he sailed northward,his vessel was loaded with grapes and valu-able timber, as proof of the fertility of theregion he had visited. The Northmen were not men to rest con-tent with the voyage and discoveries madeby Lief. Eric the Red had another son, abrave and skillful navigator named Thorvald,who was eager to visit the new country.
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QWf^ MH PQ QWQ O C > O h STRANGE PEOPLE IN A STRANGE LAND. 31 Lief gave him much help and in 1003 ^^ setsail with a crew of thirty men. Good fortuneattended them, and they found the roughhouses left by Lief still strong and secure.The men spent the winter in hunting andfishing, but, so far as is known, never saw theface of any native of the New World. Whenspring came, part of the company went onan exploring tour along the coast of RhodeIsland, Connecticut and Long Island. Thereis good reason to believe they entered theharbor of New York, but not a living personbeside themselves was to be seen, and wherestands to-day the most populous city in theNew World, there was not so much as anIndian wigwam. The records show that in the spring of1004, Thorvald entered on a more extendedvoyage of exploration. He sailed slowlynorthward along the coast of Cape Cod, andwas driven ashore by a tempest. It took thecrew a long time to repair damages, butwhen everything ;was ready, they resumedtheir vo

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