- n. A member of a race of native people encountered by early Norse settlers to Greenland, often equated with Inuit or American Indians.
- n. A little-known language once spoken by the now extinct Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland (also called Beothuk or Red Indian).
- After Old Norse Skrælingar (plural), the Norse name for the native inhabitants of Greenland. (Wiktionary)
““That would be the missing valet,” Skraeling said.”
“Then Malgres, whom Big White hardly noticed, struck with his knife before Skraeling could stop him, and the one man who could have given them valuable information about the treasure boat slumped down in the snow and died.”
“Skraeling had crawled under the wagon and died of his own sickness; the Ear Taker had waited one day too long to make his attempt.”
““Well, well—this will be interesting,” Skraeling said.”
“Big White had actually been on the English boat—Skraeling had merely been waiting for Guillaume to catch up so Guillaume could ask the old man about the treasures on the steamer.”
“Both Skraeling and Charbonneau looked hard at Malgres, a killer, but a man of little judgment.”
“When he grew up the tribe let him go—very soon, with more and more settlers crowding into the Comancheria, Skraeling became a ransom specialist, buying back young captives for the frontier families or small settlements from which they had been snatched.”
“Then she left the lodge—she wanted to hear what Skraeling said to the Bad Eye.”
““Senor Skraeling, he died,” Obregon informed them.”
“If Skraeling decided to chase the English boat, then let him do it with Malgres and the Ponca.”
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