The Battle With Grendel's Mother
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"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;"(450-452)
I must go defeat this terrible monster!
"She welcomed him in with her claws, clutched at him savagely but could not harm him,"(458-459)
"The iron sang its fierce song, sang Beowulfs strength. But her guest discovered that no sword could slice her evil skin, the Hrunting could not hurt her."(477-480)
Ha ha that won't work on me!
"Squatting with her weight on his stomach, she drew a dagger, brown with dried blood , and prepared to avenge her only son. But he was stretched on his back, and her stabbing blade was blunted by the woven mail shirt he wore on his chest"(501-505)
This is for you Grendel...Wait why isn't it working?
Then he saw, hanging on the wall, a heavy sword, hammered by giants, strong and blessed with their magic, the best of all weapons"(513-515)
"And then, savage, now, angry and desperate, lifted it high over his head and struck with all the strength he had left, caught her in the neck and cut it through, broke bones and all."(519-523)
Victory is mine!!!
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