Like Sigurd and Gudrún, The Fall of Arthur is in alliterative verse, a mode last fashionable in the 14th century.
This was Sigurd Hranason, who begged the king to take what course with regard to him the king himself thought proper.
"Do you talk as much as you please, but let me be silent," returned Sigurd.
To Sigurd I will now openly tell, since the chieftain me thereto compels: thou wilt surely find that I lie not.
And his foe made answer: "Sigurd am I called, of Volsung kin."
Sigurd the lads call me, said he, and I am thought to be a son to Bui: not yet are all the vikings of Jomsborg dead.
Hogni is reluctant, and remembers the oaths sworn to Sigurd.
But Sigurd Helming looked down at his finger-nails with his brows drawn up very high, and said nothing at all.
"Any day that it likes me I might have a horse to ride," Sigurd said.
For many weeks the time passed slowly, as Sigurd brooded over his wrongs and pined in idleness.