After the banquet, Hrothgar and his followers leave Herot, and Beowulf and his warriors remain to spend the night. Beowulf reiterates his intent to fight Grendel without a sword and, while his followers sleep, lies waiting, eager for Grendel to appear.
Beowulf Fighting Grendel
Grendel snatched at the first Geat He came to, ripped him apart, cut his body to bits with powerful jaws.
Grendel Going Back to Hell
Then he stepped to another still body clutched at Beowulf with his claws Grasped at a strong-hearted wakeful sleeper.
Had been caught, he was trapped. That trip to Herot Was a miserable journey for the writhing monster!
"But the swirling surf had covered his death, hidden deep in murky darkness his miserable end, as hell opened to receive him.....Beowulf,A prince of the Geats, had killed Grendel,
The victory, for the proof, hanging high from the rafters where Beowulf had hung it the monster's Arm, claw and shoulder and all.