Beowulf had leaped into the flaming lake and sank for hours through the waves. Once he reached the bottom of the lake, he met with the villainous claws of Grendel's mother. She clutched at him savagely but could not harm him.
You shall not harm me you greedy she-wolf!
The mighty water-witch carried Beowulf to her mead hall. He tried to slice her wicked skin with his sword but he discovered it was useless. Beowulf dropped his sword and brawled with the monster.
It is my fate to avenge Hrothgar's men!
Beowulf drew a heavy sword that was hammered by monsters and hanged on the wall. Beowulf discovered hanging on the wall a heavy sword, hammered by giants and drew it. He angrily lifted the sword high over his head and struck Grendel's mother's neck. She fell lifeless to the floor, and Beowulf rejoiced at the sight.
Silence slithering savage!
Beowulf, attracted by a bright light, found armless Grendel lying in a corner. He struck one final swift blow at Grendel head and killed the monster. The mighty blade dissolved with Grendel's boiling blood. Although the hall was filled with gold, all that Beowulf took was the monster's head and the hilt of the sword.
I the mighty protector of men have saved the Danes from this sin-stained demon.
The fourteen Geats stayed in the lake waiting unhopeful for Beowulf's arrival. Then, suddenly, the noble protector of all seamen swam to land carrying Grendel's head. The incredulous soldiers carried Grendel's gnarled and soaking skull to the mead hall.
I have defeated the monster and its wicked mother! The Danes are safe!
The Geats along with their leader Beowulf arrived at the mead hall carrying Grendel's skull. The Danes with their queen drank and celebrated Beowulf's victory.