Grendel arrived "[o]ut from the marsh, from the foot of the misty / [hills and bogs, bearing God's hatred / hoping to kill / anyone he could trap on his trip to high Herot" (Raffel 285-287).
After arriving to the Herot, [h]e journeyed, forever joyless / [s]traight to the door, then snapped it open / [t]ore its iron fasteners open with a touch / [a]nd rushed angrily over the threshold" (Raffel 295-27).
Grendel looked around as "he relished the sight/ [i]ntended to tear the life from those bodies" (Raffel 305-306).
Just as suspected, "Grendel snatched at the first Geat/ [h]e came to, ripped him apart, cut/ [h]is body to bits with powerful jaws/ [d]rank the blood from his veins and bolted/ [h]im down" (Raffel 314-318).
Then, Grendel came upon Beowulf. Grendel's "claws/ bent back as Beowulf leaned up one arm/ [t]hat shepherd of evil, guardian of crime [k]new at one that no where on earth/ [h]ad he met a man whose hands were harder" (Raffel 320-327).
After a long battle, Beowulf sucessfully defeated Grendel. "Beowulf had hung it, was the monster's/ [a]rm, claw and shoulder and all" (Raffel 409-410).