“ Clear proof of this could be seen in the hand of the hero displayed high up near the roof: the whole of Grendel’s shoulder and arm, his awesome grasp.”(Heaney. 832-835)
Once Beowulf injured Grendel he was praised by all his soldiers with Grendel's arm as a prize.
“ A troop on horseback, in high spirits on their bay steeds. Beowulf’s doings were praised over and over again.”(Heaney. 854-856)
The wind racers and their riders entered the hall for the ceremony.
A carrier of tales told the story of another man's battle which was similar to Beowulf's and warned him that their good fortune might soon come to an end.
“Men who relied on his lordship for redress, who presumed that the part of a prince was to thrive on his father’s throne and protect the nation, the shielding land where they lived and belonged, its holdings and strongholds. Such was Beowulf in the affection of his friends and of everyone alive. But evil entered into Heremod.”(Heaney. 908-914)