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Beowulf jumps into the marsh where Grendel's mother lives. He swims for hours until he is dragged down by the evil monster. They fight a battle that takes hours. The weapon Unferth gives Beowulf is useless against the monsters skin. Beowulf gets pinned down by Grendel's mother but then notices a shiny sword carved by giants hanging on the wall. He breaks himself free, draws the shiny sword on the wall, and then slits the monster throat. After the monster is dead Beowulf finds the already dead Grendel and as a last act of vengeance he cuts of Grendel's head.
Beowulf has 4 Geats carry Grendel's dead head back to Herot. Beowulf and his Geats are bestowed with presents and treasures for their bravery. Welthow Hrothgar's king gives Beowulf the greatest necklace in the world.
Beowulf and his Geats travel back to Geatland and their home. They go towards their king Higlac and Beowulf tells him of his travels to Denmark and the two monsters he has destroyed.
"Beowulf gave Welthow's gift, her wonderful Necklace, to Higd, Higlac's queen.
Meanwhile, Beowulf takes the throne and hears of a tragedy going on. A slave wakes a sleeping dragon by taking a golden cup he has cherished for a while. The dragon tries to find the slave and burns an entire town.
Beowulf decides to fight the dragon an end his firery rage. He goes into the dragon's layer and as soon as he gets in there the dragon starts breathing fire. The fire burns Beowulf's shield and when he tries to stab the dragon with the sword it snaps. All of Beowulf's Geats run away except for Wiglaf who decides to try and save his king. The dragon wounds Beowulf by sticking his venomous tusks into him. Then Wiglaf stabs the dragon and kills it. Beowulf works up enough energy to cut the dragon in half. Then Beowulf lays back down and asks Wiglaf to show him the treasure. After that Beowulf lay there like motionless cargo.(line 52)
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