"Hrothgar , king of the Danes, has built a wonderful mead hall called Herot , where his subjects congregate and make merry. "
Herot's Sleeping Guards
"A powerful monster, living down In the darkness, growled in pain, impatient As day after day the music rang Loud in that hall..."
Grendel Kills 30 Warriors
"And then As now warriors sang of their pleasure: So Hrothgar’s men lived happy in his hall..."
Herot Is Abandoned
"...sprawled in sleep, suspecting Nothing, their dreams undisturbed"
"The monster’s thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws:He slipped through the door and there in the silence snatched up thirty men..."
"Then each warrior triedTo escape him, searched for rest in differentBeds, as far from Herot as they could find,Seeing how Grendel hunted when they slept.Distance was safety; the only survivors Were those who fled him. Hate had triumphed"