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[1] ÁK ET FLÍ.LAND NE MACHT.ER NAVT NE LANDA ÀND FORTH NÀRNE. HI SKOLD ALSA MITH SINUM LJVDUM FON LEK ÀND BREK OMKOMTH HÀVE THÉRVMBE GVNGON HJA THES NACHTIS THA LANDA [5] BIRÁWA ÀND FÁRA BI DÉI. ALSA ALINGGA THÉRE KÁD FORTH.FARANDA KÉMON HJA TO THÉRE FOLK.PLANTING KÁDIK. ALTHUS HÉTEN VMBE THÀT HJARA HAVE THRVCH ÉNE STÉNENE KÁDIK FORMATH WAS. HIR SELLADON HJA ALLERHANNE [10] LIF.TOCHTA MEN TUTJA THJU BURCH.FÁM NILDE NAVT DÀJA THAT HJA.RA SELVA NITHER SETTA. At Fleeland he was not to land either, nor anywhere else. He would have thus perished with his men from want and hardship. Therefore, they went robbing the lands by night and sailing by day. Coasting along like this, they arrived at the colony of Kaedik (Gadir, Cádiz), so called because its harbor was formed by a stone pier (‘quay-dyke’). Here they bought all kinds of supplies, but Tutia the burg maiden would not allow them to settle there.
THÁ HJA RÉD WÉRON KRÉJON HJA TWIST. TÜNIS WILDE THRVCH THJU STRÉTE FON THA MIDDEL.SÉ VMBE TO FÁRANE FÁR THA RIKA [15] KANING FON ÉGIPTA LANDUM. LIK HI WEL ÉR DÉN HÉDE. MEN INKA SÉIDE THAT.I SIN NOCHT HÉDE FON AL.ET FINDA.S.FOLK. INKA MÉNDE THAT.ER BY.SKIN WEL EN HACH DÉL FON ÁT.LAND BY WÍSA FON É.LAND VRBILÉWEN [20] SKOLDE WÉSA THÉR HI MITH THA LJVDUM FRÉTHOCH LÉVA MACHTE. AS THA BÉDE NÉVA.T.­ALTHUS NAVT ÉNES WRDE KOSTE. GVNG TÜNIS TO ÀND STEK EN RÁDE FÔNE IN.T STRÁND ÀND INKA ENE BLÁWE. THÉR ÀFTER MACHT JAHWÉDER [25] KIASA HWAM ER FOLGJA WILDE. ÀND WONDER. BY INKA THÉR EN GRYNS HÉDE VMBE THA KÀNINGAR FON FINDA.S. FOLK TO THJANJA HLIPON THA MÁSTA FINNA ÀND MÁGJARA OVIR. AS HJA NW THAT FOLK TELLATH ÀND THA SKÉPA [30] THÉR NÉI DÉLATH HÉDE. THÁ SKÉDON THA FLÁTA FON EKKÔRUM. FON NÉF.TÜNIS IS ÀFTERNÉI TÁL KÉMON FON NÉF.INKA NINMER. When they were ready to go, they got into a dispute. Tunis wanted to enter the strait of the Middle Sea, in order to go and sail in the service of the rich king of the Egyptian lands,(1) as he had done before, but Inka said he had enough of all Finda folk. Inka thought that possibly a high-lying part of Atland might have remained as an island, where he and his men could live in peace. As the two kinsmen could thus not unite, Tunis planted a red flag on the beach, and Inka a blue one. Then every one could choose whom he wanted to follow, and amazingly, Inka — who was loath to serve the kings of Finda's folk — was chosen by most Finns and Magyars. When they had counted the crews and divided the ships accordingly, the fleets separated. Accounts of Nef-Tunis would later reach us, but nothing was ever heard of Inka.

(1) In 2000 BCE this would have been Mentuhotep III of the Eleventh dynasty.

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