Kapituli fyrsti -- Inn sonnar Þorvalds
Þorvaldr hét maðr, sonr Dagar. Þorvaldr var maðr sterkr ok auð-angraðr. Enn er hannvar á unga aldri, lá hann í vikingu ok herjaði. Hann gerðist enn auð-kýfingr ok goðí. Hann var giptask á Þorarna Þorarinsdottir.
Þorvaldr átti þrír sonar, hétum Dalr, Boris, ok Hakonr. Dalr var lág-vaxinn ok sterkr. Hann var fyrsti soninn ok kallaðr Dalr bola-kalfr. Inn annar sonr hét Boris. Hann var höfði hærri a Dalr ok mið-digr. Han var kallaðr Boris bjór-tunna. Inn þriðji hét Haakon. Hann var mestr ok sterkast. Hann var kallaðr Haakonr eiki.
Þorvaldstadir at svartárdalr var ból-staðdr Þorvalds ok var auðigr með sauði ok fé ok hesti. Ok sonnar Þorvalds átt enn bjarn-hunn kallað tanngnjóstr þat þeir glímaðum.
Chapter one -- the sons of Thorvald
Thorvald was the name of a man, the son of Dag. Thorvald was a strong man and easily angered. When he was a young man, he went viking and raided. He became a heaper up of riches and a chieftain. He was married to Thorarna Thorarin´s daughter.
Thorvald had three sons named Dale, Boris, and Haakon. Dale was short, but strong. He was the first son ok was called Dale bull-calf. The second son was named Boris. He was a he was a head taller than Dale and stout waited. He was called Boris beer-barrel. The third son was named Haakon. He was the tallest and strongest. He was called Haakon-oak.
Thorvaldstead in the Black River valley was Thorvalds home-stead and it was rich with sheep and cattle and horses. Thorvald´s sons also owned a young-bear called “gnaw-tooth” which they wrestled.