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After Beowulf heard of Grendel's mother he dove into the lake in which she lived. Beowulf ran into the water witch (Grendel's Mother).
After a struggle, Beowulf was grabbed by the water witch. Beowulf tried to cut the witch with Hrunting, however it failed, so he threw the sword down and chose to use his bare hands instead. He threw the witch to the floor. However, she got up and clawed at him and he fell to his feet. She took out a dagger and tried to stop him, however, his armor prevented it.
Beowulf saw a sword on the wall, grabbed it and killed Grendel's mother. He then used the sword to kill Grendel, who was already incapacitated. He then proceeded to give a farewell speech to his followers. He went into the dragons lair and yelled a battle cry. The battle cry alerted the dragon of their presence.
The dragon breathed fire on beowulf. Beowulf used his shield for protection and it held up for a bit, then it melted. The fire reached Beowulf, burning him. He tried to cut the dragon and the sword broke before it could go deep enough. The dragon thrashed at him and he was helpless to stop him. His followers ran away all except one, Wiglaf.
Wiglaf stayed and after speaking kind words of loyalty to Beowulf ran back to him to help him. He retrieved the treasure and put it near Beowulf and stayed with him in his last moments.
After Beowulf died twelve of his geats rode around the tower and praised him.
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