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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XVIII – The Final Chapter

Beowulf’s breath came short and stifled, his arms grew weak from the weight of his great sword and shield, and this last grew so hot that it no longer served to protect him from the living furnace which he fought. … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XVII – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

NIGHT was coming down when at last Beowulf and his eleven earls approached the dragon’s barrow. It lay deep in a dark and gloomy forest, and the only light was the reflection of the dead day upon the ground-snow. The … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XVI – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

DAWN came slowly over the snows lying heavy about the house of Wiglaf, and the wife of Beowulf’s favorite earl was ordering her servants in their early tasks when Wiglaf burst in upon the family hearth. His face was drawn … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XV – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

WHICH TELLS of how a DRAGON appeared in Geatsland, and how Beowulf and Wiglaf destroyed it, and how sleep came to Beowulf. MANY years passed, during which we know very little of what befell our hero Beowulf. He returned safely … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XIV – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

ON THE shore of the lake into which Beowulf had plunged Hrothgar and his retainers had stayed for some time, but at last, giving up all hope of ever beholding the hero again, they returned to their homes. Only the … Continue reading

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THE SAGA OF BEOWULF – Part XIII – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

DOWN, down, down he sank. At first he could see nothing, and the dark water sang in his ears and lay about his body like a thick mantle. He felt things brushing against his legs and body, soft things that … Continue reading

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The Saga of Beowulf – Part XII – rewritten as a story especially for the younger generations

BUT the day following, there suddenly arrived before Hrothgar a messenger, his face all twisted with fear, and his legs so shaking beneath him that they could scarce support his frame. And so distraught was this wild-eyed man that Hrothgar … Continue reading

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