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[1] ÁSTA EN FOLK WÉI. THÀT FOLK WAS VRDRÉVEN THRVCH EN ÔTHER FOLK. ÀFTER VS TWISK.LAND KRÉJON HJA TWISPALT. HJA SKIFTON HJARA SELVA ÀN TWAM HÁPA. EK HÉR [5] GVNG SINES WÉIGES. FON.T ÉNE DÉL NIS NÉN TÁL TO VS NE KÉMEN. MEN THÀT ÔRE DÉL FÍL ÀFTER TO VS SKÉN.LAND. SKÉN.LAND WAS SUNNICH BIFOLKATH. AND ANDA ÀFTER.KÁD THÀT SUNNICHSTE [10] FON ÁL. THÉRVMBE MACHTON HJA.T SVNDER STRID WRWINNA. ÀND UTHÁWEDE HJA OWERS NÉN LÉTH NE DÉDON. NILDON WI THÉRVR NÉN ORLOCH HÁ. NW WI HJAM HÀVON KÀNNA LÉRED. SÁ [15] WILLATH WI OVIR HJARA SÉDA SKRIWA. ÀFTERNÉI HO.T VS MITH HJAM FORGUNGON IS. folk came out of the east. These folks had been driven back by another people. Behind our Twiskland they fell into dispute; they divided into two armies and each went its own way. Of the one part no account has come to us, but the other part invaded the rear of our Skeanland. Skeanland was sparsely populated and the coast at the rear the least of all. Therefore, they were able to occupy it without conflict, and as they did no other harm, we had no desire to go to war over it. Now that we have come to know them, we want to write about their customs as well as our experiences with them.
THAT FOLK NAS NAVT NE WILD LIK FÉLO SLACHTA FINDA.S MEN É.LIK ANDA ÉGIPTA.LANDAR. [20] HJA HÀVATH PRESTERA LIK THAM. ÀND NW HJA KÀRKA HÀVE. ÁK BYLDON. THA PRESTERA SEND THA EN'GOSTA HÉRA HJA HÉTON HJARA SELVA MÁGJARA. HJARA ALLER OVIRSTE HÉT MAGÍ. [25] HI IS HÁVED.­PRESTER ÀND KENING MITH ÉN. ALLET ÔRE FOLK IS NUL IN.T SIFFER ÀND ÉLLIK ÀND AL VNDER HJARA WELD. THÀT FOLK NETH NAVT ÉNIS EN NÔME. THRVCH VS [30] SEND HJA FINNA HÉTEN. HWAND AFSKÉN HJARA FÉRSTA ALGADUR DROV ÀND BLODICH SEND. THACH SEND HJA They were not wild, like many of Finda's tribes, but equal to the Egyptians. They have priests like them, and now that they have temples, idols as well. The priests are the only masters. They call themselves Magyars. The supreme one is called Magus.(1) He is the high priest and king in one. All other folk are trivial and entirely under their rule.(2) They do not even have a name, but we call them Finns, because, although their feasts are altogether dreary and bloody, they are

(1) ‘Magus’ (MAGÍ).
(2)‘trivial’ — lit.: ‘null in the cipher’.

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