A Northumbrian pointer showed a still more wonderful instance of the same sagacity.
"And never you mind about the 'Mr.', sir," the Northumbrian begged.
"I have heard much of Heidrek, seeing that I am a Northumbrian," he said.
He spoke in a broad Northumbrian accent, and in a harsh guttural tone.
Extreme brevity and simplicity are eminently Norse and Northumbrian characteristics.
For aught he knew, the young Northumbrian might have been as sensible a man as himself.
He may have been the author of the Dream of the Rood; he was probably a Northumbrian.
The offending Northumbrian now felt the wrath of the sons of Lodbrog.
The best singers of the Northumbrian monasteries came to listen to him, and invited him to visit their communities.
Those were stirring days in the old Northumbrian city by the sea.