Then they fared home to the farm, and told the bonder what had happed.
Then Gunnlaug smote the herdsman, and stunned him; but the bonder would in nowise bear this, and claimed boot therefor.
The bonder greeted him well, but none of the other folk could abide him, and the good wife least of all.
Thereafter they went to Grettir's horse, and nought had been tried against it; then all seemed to the bonder to go one way.
Next morning the bonder rode home, and he and Grettir parted good friends.
Grettir said, "We are about equal herein, the bonder and I, for neither of us is skilled in arms."
Grettir said he would not be the first to raise strife with any man, and so much the less as the bonder's will was such.
Escaping from the field, he lay concealed in the house of a Bonder peasant, remote in deep forests, till his wounds were healed.
Next morning the bonder came to her bedside to inquire how she felt, and to learn what turn the sickness was likely to take.
Now there was a man called Thord, a bonder's son of the Plain, there.