By Rosemary Sutcliff
The tale occurs in England presently after the Norman Conquest. excessive up one of the mountains of the Lake District is a mystery valley the place the Northmen (Vikings) have their final stronghold - or protect ring. The Normans are looking to weigh down this final crew of Northmen and produce the full state less than their keep an eye on. To this finish they construct a fort in Carlisle and ship a military north.
Life is going on within the valley: lambing, shearing, spinning, harvesting, and making a song and storytelling within the nice corridor within the evenings - as narrated by way of teens. Frytha is a Saxon woman, who fled to the valley after the Normans burnt her domestic, and Bjorn, the Bear-Cub, is the foster son of the outdated harper.
As the folk of the protect ring move approximately their lives, they remain prepared for a Norman assault. Bjorn's foster father teaches him to play the Sweet-singer, a unique harp that the outdated harper owns, and regardless of Bjorn's enthusiasm, a mystery worry burns contained in the boy: if the Normans trap Bjorn, he could succumb to torture and demonstrate the trail to the hidden valley.
When the Northmen have to scout the level of the Norman military, Bjorn volunteers: he speaks sufficient Norman to get via and a harper can cross anyplace. The younger guy units out for the Norman camp, no longer understanding that Frytha, an best friend, follows him. He does recognize that if the Normans notice his espionage, even though, he'll be tortured, and his mystery worry from youth could turn into a truth.
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