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In it was retitled as Slave Girl for its publication in Britain, and Rover for its publication in the United States. Plot summary[ edit ] The story focuses on a year-old girl called Hekja. Hekja lives with her mother in a simple village by the sea.
Her two brothers and father have all died. At the beginning of the book, she comes to the aid of a small puppy who was attacked by a seagull on the beach. The puppy was considered the useless one of the litter and apparently had no value. The chief has shown little interest in him and gives him away to Hekja but later becomes jealous of how strong the pup is.
Tikka shows Hekja how to look after Snarf, as he becomes known affectionately by Hekja. Eventually, Snarf becomes a lot better, and hardly limps at all from this wounded leg. The time comes for Hekja to spend the summer up the mountain with the other girls of the village.
It is a tradition of the village for girls to stay on the mountain when they become of age, and the girls look after the cows and produce cheese whilst up the mountain, with the women bringing supplies "twice every full moon".
One foggy day up in the mountain, the day was going by like every other day except, the girls up in the mountain heard a howl. Hekja goes to investigate and Snarf follows her. The girls hide back in cover and try to persuade Hekja to come back and let the wolf take a calf, but Hekja is stubborn, and wherever Hekja goes, Snarf goes, even to the jaws of death.
Snarf is considered a hero and is treated with respect and Hekja also becomes a hero, as Snarf is her dog. Hekja becomes friends with all the other girls and they soon found out she had a wonderful voice for singing.
They were all jealous about her making a song up all about Snarf so they pleaded Hekja to make a song about them. One day, whilst still up the mountain, Hekja sees strange ships approaching from the distance.
Hekja tries to outrun the invaders, but is captured, by a woman called Freydis, who is Erik the Reds daughter, and consequently is taken away as a slave. Hekja hates the Norse and will not share her beautiful gift of singing with them, even if it does mean that she would not have to mind the cows as a thrall, if they were to hear her sing.
She had told one of the Norsemen, Snorri, when he heard her sing that she did not want anybody to know that she can sing because everything has been taken away from her and that if they heard her sing they would take that away from her too. They develop a firm friendship. Upon arriving at Vinland, they find the place beautiful and welcoming.
Vinland winters are so mild that the cattle can be left out all year round. Freydis and several other women in the colony are pregnant.
Hikki proposes to Hekja in due course.
He seems to like Hekja, but refrains from letting on.New York City Through the Years This page has been viewed more than , times; thank you so much!
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They came on Viking ships A.
Introduce the topic 1. What is the essay about? PI. Hekja hated the Vikings when they attacked her village. A. warning .