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Egil heard these tidings that same day, and at once rode to seek the bodies:
he found Bodvar's, took it up and set it on his knees, and rode with it out to Digra-ness,
to Skallagrim's mound.
Then he had the mound opened, and laid Bodvar down there by Skallagrim.
After which the mound was closed again;
this task was not finished till about nightfall.
Egil then rode home to Borg, and, when he came home,
he went at once to the locked bed-closet in which he was wont to sleep.
He lay down, and shut himself in, none daring to crave speech of him.
It is said that when they laid Bodvar in earth Egil was thus dressed:
his hose were tight-fitting to his legs, he wore a red kirtle of fustian,
closely-fitting, and laced at the sides:
but they say that his muscles so swelled with his exertion that
the kirtle was rent off him, as were also the hose.

On the next day Egil still did not open the bed-closet: he had no meat or drink:
there he lay for that day and the following night, no man daring to speak with him.
But on the third morning, as soon as it was light, Asgerdr had a man set on horseback,
who rode as hard as he could westwards to Hjardarholt,
and told Thorgerdr all these tidings; it was about nones when he got there.
He said also that Asgerdr had sent her word to come without delay southwards to Borg. Thorgerdr at once bade them saddle her a horse, and two men attended her.
They rode that evening and through the night till they came to Borg.
Thorgerdr went at once into the hall.
Asgerdr greeted her, and asked whether they had eaten supper.
Thorgerdr said aloud,
'No supper have I had, and none will I have till I sup with Freyja.
I can do no better than does my father:
I will not overlive my father and brother.'
She then went to the bed-closet and called,
'Father, open the door! I will that we both travel the same road.
' Egil undid the lock.
Thorgerdr stepped up into the bed-closet, and locked the door again,
and lay down on another bed that was there.