Egil's life is given him.
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King Eric sate upright while Egil recited the poem,
and looked keenly at him.
And when the song of praise was ended,
then spake the king:
'Right well was the poem recited; and now, Arinbjorn,
I have resolved about the cause between me and Egil,
how it shall go.
Thou hast pleaded Egil's cause with great eagerness,
since thou offerest to risk a conflict with me.
Now shall I for thy sake do what thou hast asked,
letting Egil go from my land safe and unhurt.
But thou, Egil, so order thy going that,
after leaving my presence and this hall,
thou never come before my eyes,
nor my sons' eyes,
nor be ever in the way of myself or my people.
But I give thee now thy head this time for this reason,
that thou camest freely into my power.
I will do no dastardly deed on thee;
yet know thou this for sure,
that this is no reconciliation
with me or my sons or any of our kin who wish to
wreak their vengeance.'
Then sang Egil:



 'Loth am I in nowise,
 Though in features loathly,
 Helm-capt head in pardon
 From high king to take.
 Who can boast that ever
 Better gift he won him,
 From a lordly sovereign's
 Noble-minded son?'