In the text, "After the death of Balder the world grew so dreary that no one had any heart left for work or play" (78). The importance of Balder's death leads to every creature mourning.
On this page, "If everything upon Earth will weep upon for Balder's death, then he may return, bringing light and happiness to the upper world. Should one creature fail to weep, Balder must remain with me" (78). This quote means that if everyone on Earth cries then Balder is allowed to return to Earth.
On this page, "'Balder is nothing to me' she said. 'I care not whether he lives or dies. Let him bide with Hel - he is out of mischief there. I weep dry tears for Balder's death.'" (79). This quote shows Loki trying to prevent the release of Balder from Hel.
"The truth was that when Loki found himself at war with the whole world which he had injured and fled away to the mountains, where he had built a strong castle of rocks" (79). This shows Loki running to his castle in the mountains to avoid Thor and other Aesir that were trying to find him.
"So he swam back and leaped straight over the net up into the waterfall, hoping that no one had noticed him...The salmon had almost escaped, but Thor's big fingers kept hold of the end of his tail, and he flipped and flopped in vain" (81). This shows Thor seeing Loki trying to escape, and grabbing hold of him.
"Under the caverns he lies there still, struggling to be free. And when his great strength shakes the hills so that the whole ground trembles, men call it an earthquake" (82). This shows Loki's true punishment, he is underground at all times and when he gets mad he causes earthquakes above.