He leaped into the lake, would not wait for anyone's Answer; the heaving water covered him Over. For hours he sank through the waves;At last he saw the mud of the bottom.
And all at once the greedy she-wolf Who'd ruled those waters for half a hundred Years discovered him, saw that a creature From above had come to explore the bottom Of her wet world.
She welcomed him in her claws,Clutched at him savagely but could not harm him,Tried to work her fingers through the tight Ring-woven mail on his breast, but tore And scratched in vain. Then she carried him, armor And sword and all, to her home; he struggled To free his weapon, and failed.