In this chapter, Thorfinn, Einar and Leif Erickson are going to ask Haafdan to lend them some money. While there, they bump into Gudrid who is much older now than she appeared at the start of this chapter. Gudrid wants to sail a boat, but Leif says to her that only men sail boats and that women protect the house. To prove her point, Gudrid cuts off her ponytail. Gudrid runs towards the boat, slips and falls. She hit the back of her head and is unconscious.