"Thus Beowulf bore himself with valour; he was formidable in battle yet behaved with honour and took no advantage."
The Geats were ready to come back home. Hrothgare showed all his respect for Beowulf. When they returned, king Hygelac too greeted the hero and his men. Beowulf spoke to the king about his worry about the wedding between the Danes King's daughter and Ingeld the Heathobar, the eternal enemey. He narrated too the encounter with the monsters and gave all the presents to the king.
Beowulf's reputation among the Geats was great now. Hygelac was killed in battle and Beowulf became king, for 50 years. But awoke a terr ible dragon who protected a treasure. This dragon started t