Melle and Eirik were pretty freaked out by all this; they felt like a noose was tightening around their little throats. How long could they keep Tor away?
Every night, there were more Tor sightings and more animals killed. One was a hare. That was Melle's totem and she really didn't like the foreshadowing there.
A few days later, Eirik and Melle heard a scream in the main hall. There they saw Tor drinking the blood of a young girl; he stood up and pointed at them and said, "I want my children." Dude does not give up.
Their father rushed in and drove Tor away. Then he declared that everyone would sleep in the main hall that night—this would keep them all safe.
Nope. That same night, another child—a young boy—was killed right in his bed in the main hall. Holy crud.