Beowulf decides to defeat the dragon. All of his warriors run off, except Wiglaf. Wiglaf wanted to aid his warlord and help him and conquer the dragon that was attacking their hall.
Beowulf and Wiglaf go to confront the dragon. The dragon was attacking their hall because somebody had disturbed his treasure. He and Wiglaf conquers the dragon by stabbing it, but Beowulf injures himself when the dragon bites him.
After being bitten by the dragon, Beowulf returns to Wiglaf and says his dying words to Wiglaf. He wants Wiglaf to collect the treasure from the slain dragon and gave his thanks to everybody, including God.