Like Sigurd and Gudrún, The Fall of Arthur is in alliterative verse, a mode last fashionable in the 14th century.
This was Sigurd Hranason, who begged the king to take what course with regard to him the king himself thought proper.
"Any day that it likes me I might have a horse to ride," Sigurd said.
To Sigurd I will now openly tell, since the chieftain me thereto compels: thou wilt surely find that I lie not.
Regin worked for days in his smithy and Sigurd never left his side.
Sigurd the lads call me, said he, and I am thought to be a son to Bui: not yet are all the vikings of Jomsborg dead.
Then did Sigurd know that he had in his hands the Volsungs' sword.
But Sigurd Helming looked down at his finger-nails with his brows drawn up very high, and said nothing at all.
They spoke to each other in birds' notes, and Sigurd heard and knew what they were saying.
For many weeks the time passed slowly, as Sigurd brooded over his wrongs and pined in idleness.