Grendel coming in the night to kill the Hrothgar men
The Hrothgar trying to escape Grendel
powerful monster, living down in the darkness, growled in pain, impatient
Grendel hatred began
Then, when darkness had dropped, Grendel Went up to Herot, wondering what the warriors Would do in that hall when their drinking was done.He found them sprawled in sleep, suspect 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 silenceSnatched up thirty men, smashed them
Grendel would not hurt the king
"Then each warrior tried To escape him, searched for rest in different Beds, 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".
Those who doesn't trust in God will be killed by Grendel
"How the monster relished his savage war Of the Danes, keeping the bloody feud Alive, seeking no peace, offering No truce, accepting no settlement, no price In gold or land, and paying the living For one crime only with another. No one Waited for reparation from his plundering claws".
"In Herot, when the night hid him, he never Dared to touch king Hrothgar’s glorious Throne, protected by God"
"Beware, those who are thrust into danger, Clutched at by trouble, yet can carry no solace In their hearts, cannot hope to be better! Hail To those who will rise to God, drop off Their dead bodies and seek our Father’s peace!".