"The prince of the Weather-Geats was impatient to be away and plunged suddenly: without more ado, he dived into the heaving depths of the lake" (1492-5).
"So she lunged and clutched and managed to catch him in her brutal grip;but his body, for all that remained unscthed: the mesh of the chain-mail aved him on the outside"(1501-4).
"The decorated blade came down ringing and singing on her head. But he soon found his battle-torch extinguished: the shining blade refused to bite"(1521-4).
"He pitched his killer opponent to the floor but she rose quickly and retaliated, grappled him tightly in her grim embrace"(1540-2).
"Then he saw a blade that boded well, a sword in her armoury, an acient heirloom from the days of the giants"(1557-9). "A resolute blow that bit deep into her neck-bone and severed it entirely"(1565-7).
"A light appeared and the place brightened the way the sky does when heaven's candle is shining clearly"(1570-2). "The body gaped at the stroke dealt to it after death: Beowulf cut the corpse's head off"(1588-9).