Heimskringla, the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway

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Author: Snorri Sturluson

59. King Olaf’s Miracle on a Cripple.

West in Valland, a man had such bad health that he became a cripple, and went on his knees and elbows. One day he was upon the road, and had fallen asleep. He dreamt that a gallant man came up to him and asked him where he was going. When he named the neighbouring town, the man said to him, "Go to Saint Olaf’s church that stands in London, and there thou shalt be cured." There-upon he awoke, and went straightway to inquire the road to Olaf’s church in London. At last he came to London Bridge, and asked the men of the castle if they could tell him where Olaf’s church was; but they replied, there were so many churches that they could not tell to whom each of them was consecrated. Soon after a man came up and asked him where he wanted to go, and he answered to Olaf’s church. Then said the man, "We shall both go together to Olaf’s church, for I know the way to it." Thereupon they went over the bridge to the shrine where Olaf’s church was; and when they came to the gates of the churchyard the man mounted over the half-door that was in the gate, but the cripple rolled himself in, and rose up immediately sound and strong: when he looked about him his conductor had vanished.

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Chicago: Snorri Sturluson, "59. King Olaf’s Miracle on a Cripple.," Heimskringla, the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway, ed. CM01B10.Txt - 149 Kb, CM01B10.Zip - 56 Kb and trans. Stanley Young in Heimskringla, the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway (New York: The Modern Library Publishers, 1918), Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UF5NL6W29YRD7F.

MLA: Sturluson, Snorri. "59. King Olaf’s Miracle on a Cripple." Heimskringla, the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway, edited by CM01B10.Txt - 149 Kb, CM01B10.Zip - 56 Kb, and translated by Stanley Young, in Heimskringla, the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway, New York, The Modern Library Publishers, 1918, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UF5NL6W29YRD7F.

Harvard: Sturluson, S, '59. King Olaf’s Miracle on a Cripple.' in Heimskringla, the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway, ed. and trans. . cited in 1918, Heimskringla, the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway, The Modern Library Publishers, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UF5NL6W29YRD7F.