"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; At last he saw the mud of the bottom
" The greedy she-wolf...welcomed him in her claws. / Clutched at him savagely but could not harm him."
"[Beowulf] discovered that no sword could slice her evil / Skin."
"Then he saw, hanging on the wall, a heavy / Sword, hammered by giants, strong / and blessed with their magic, the best of all weapons/ its carved and decorated length. He drew it / From its scabbard, broke the chain on its hilt / and then, savage,now,angry / And desperate \, lifted it high over his head / And struck with all the strength he had left."
"The monster's hall was full of / RIch treasures. but all the Beowulf took / Was Grendel's head and the hilt of the giant's / jeweled sword."
"Then the Geats' brave prince entered / Herot covered in glory for the daring / Battles he had fought; he sought Hrothgar / TO salute him Nd show Grendal's head."