Good it has been to have you here; and I think that I shall see you as a housecarl for good yet.
"That, I take it, is a hint that you might like to be a housecarl of the king's," he said.
And presently I thought that I might do worse than be a housecarl for a time, if Eglaf would have me.
Odin, how good it is to meet a housecarl who speaks as man to man and does not cringe to me!
"Now is East Anglia mine in truth," he said; and with that he bade the housecarl fetch Curan, the cook's porter, to him.
Presently Erling came alongside me, leaving the housecarl to mind his comrade.
Whereon the housecarl laughed a little, and said that it was but an ancient flint working.