Now men come to the feast, and Hallgerda sat upon the cross-bench, and she was a very merry bride.
On the next night Gyda sat on the cross-bench with her women.
Thorkel sate in the middle of the cross-bench, and his men away from him on all sides.
King Harald and Eric stepped upon the platform, where the cross-bench was.
Hallgerda sat upon the cross-bench on the dais, and behaved well.
Leif noticed two strangers, an old man who sat at Eric's side and a young woman on the cross-bench.
In that end of the hall which was opposite to the entrance was the cross-bench, dais (pallr), occupied by the women.
They did so, and Flosi and his men went into the hall, Asgrim sate on the cross-bench on the dais.
Often at the feasts the men cast lots to see whether they might sit on the cross-bench with the women.
Then Gunnar stands up, and Thrain too, and they go to the cross-bench.