Beowulf by Graham Hales Period 2
The Danish tale of Beowulf as he defeats the monster, Grendel.
Out from the marsh, from the foot of misty hills and bogs, bearing God's hatred, Grendel came, hoping to kill.
Grendel snatched at the first Geat he came to, ripped him apart, cut his body to bits with powerful jaws.
They could hack at Grendel from every side, trying to open a path for his evil soul, but their points could not hurt him, the sharpest and hardest iron could not scratch at his skin.
Grendel saw that his strength was deserting him, his claws bound fast, Beowulf tearing at his hands.
Grendel escaped, but wounded as he was could flee to his den, his miserable hot at the bottom of the marsh, only to die.
Beowulf, a prince of the Geats, had killed Grendel, ended the grief, the sorrow, the suffering that was forced on Hrothgar's helpless people by a bloodthirsty fiend.
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