The king feasts with Thorolf

King Harold went that summer to Halogaland,
and banquets were made ready against his coming,
both where his estates were,
and also by barons and powerful landowners.
Thorolf prepared a banquet for the king at great cost;
it was fixed for when the king should come there.
To this he bade a numerous company,
the best men that could be found.
The king had about three hundred men with
him when he came to the banquet,
but Thorolf had five hundred present.
Thorolf had caused a large granary to be
fitted up where the drinking should be,
for there was no hall large enough to
contain all that multitude.
And all around the building shields were hung.

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