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[about Grendel] “malignant by nature”

f

2

“haunted the glittering hall after dark”

g

3

“I was the strongest swimmer of all”

n

4

“Now I mean to be a match for Grendel”

n

5

“When it comes to fighting, I count myself as dangerous any day as Grendel”

b

6

“although he does possess a wild strength”

b

7

“bit into his bone-lappings, bolted down his blood”

b

8

“The captain of evil discovered himself in a handgrip harder than anything he had ever encountered in any man on the face of the earth”

b

9

“The hall clattered and hammered, but somehow survived the onslaught and kept standing”

b

10

“unless the burning embrace of a fire engulf it in flame”

b

11

“Beowulf was granted the glory of winning”

b

12

“beaten in battle, bloodying the path, hauling his doom to the demons’ mere”

b

13

“The bright court of Heorot has been cleansed”

v

14

“Grendel’s mother, monstrous hell-bride”

a

15

“She had been forced down into fearful waters, the cold depths, after Cain had killed his father’s son”

v

16

“grief-racked and ravenous, desperate for revenge”

v

17

“huge marauders from some other world”

d

18

“looks like a woman; the other, warped in the shape of a man, moves beyond the pale bigger than any man”

a

19

“an unnatural birth called Grendel”

a

20

“They are fatherless creatures and their whole ancestry is hidden in a past of demons and ghosts”

d

21

“this powerful other one arrives, this force for evil driven to avenge her kinsman’s death”

a

22

“the mere bottom has never been sounded by the sons of men.”

e

23

“Wise sir, do not grieve, it is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning”

e

24

“He who wields power over time and tide: He is the true Lord”

q

25

“He indulges his desires; illness and old age mean nothing to him; his mind is untroubled by envy or malice or the thought of enemies with their hate-honed swords”

f

26

“The whole world conforms to his will”

f

27

“O flower of warriors, beware of that trap.”

g

28

“your strength is in bloom”

g

29

“another night descended upon us. Then suddenly the vehement mother avenged her son”

g

30

“another night descended upon us. Then suddenly the vehement mother avenged her son”

g

31

“Death had robbed her”

f

32

“one began to dominate the dark, a dragon on the prowl”

d

33

“pillage and slaughter have emptied the earth of entire peoples”

d

34

“Yet the prince of the rings was too proud to line up with a large army against the sky plague”

d

35

“Beowulf’s ancient iron-gray sword let him down in the fight”

d

36

“Beowulf’s body ran wet with his life-blood: it came welling out”

a

37

“courage quelled his life”

a

38

“had it been my fortune to have fathered an heir and live on in his flesh”

a

39

“I behold this treasure here in front of me, that I have been allowed to leave my people”

a

40

“The treasure had been won, bought and paid for by Beowulf’s death”

a

41

“Both had reached the end of the road through the life they had been lent”

`

42

“Now the people’s pride and love, the lord of the Geats, is laid on his deathbed”

d

43

“And the king collapsed, the shepherd of people was sheared of life”

c

44

“Famous for his deeds a warrior may be, but it remains a mystery where his life will end”

c

45

“Now shall flame consume our leader in battle”

c

46

“fumes of woodsmoke billowed darkly up”

c

47

“a wild litany of nightmare and lament: her nation invaded, enemies on the rampage, bodies in piles, slavery and abasement”

c