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Str«t w«s stanfah, stig wisode gumum «tg«dere. Gubyrne scan heard hondlocen, hringiren scir song in searwum, pa hie to sele furum in hyra gryregeatwum gangan cwomon.

Setton s«mepe side scyldas, rondas regnhearde, wi p«s recedes weal, bugon pa to bence. Byrnan hringdon, gusearo gumena; garas stodon, s«manna searo, samod «tg«dere,

«scholt ufan gr«g; w«s se irenpreat w«pnum gewurpad. pa «r wlonc h«le oretmecgas «fter xpelum fr«gn: "Hwanon ferigea ge f«tte scyldas, gr«ge syrcan ond grimhelmas, heresceafta heap? Ic eom Hrogares ar ond ombiht. Ne seah ic elpeodige pus manige men modiglicran.

Wen ic p«t ge for wlenco, nalles for wr«csium, ac for higeprymmum Hrogar sohton."

Him pa ellenrof andswarode, wlanc Wedera leod, word «fter spr«c, heard under helme: "We synt Higelaces beodgeneatas; Beowulf is min nama. Wille ic asecgan sunu Healfdenes, m«rum peodne, min «rende, aldre pinum, gif he us geunnan wile p«t we hine swa godne gretan moton." Wulfgar mapelode (p«t w«s Wendla leod; w«s his modsefa manegum gecyed, wig ond wisdom): "Ic p«s wine Deniga, frean Scildinga, frinan wille, beaga bryttan, swa pu bena eart, peoden m«rne, ymb pinne si, ond pe pa ondsware «dre gecyan e me se goda agifan pence."

Hwearf pa hr«dlice p«r Hrogar s«t eald ond anhar mid his eorla gedriht; eode ellenrof, p«t he for eaxlum gestod Deniga frean; cupe he dugue peaw.

Wulfgar maelode to his winedrihtne: "Her syndon geferede, feorran cumene ofer geofenes begang Geata leode; pone yldestan oretmecgas Beowulf nemna. Hy benan synt p«t hie, peoden min, wi pe moton wordum wrixlan. No u him wearne geteoh inra gegncwida, gl«dman Hrogar. Hy on wiggetawum wyre pincea eorla ge«htlan; huru se aldor deah, se p«m heaorincum hider wisade." Hrogar mapelode, helm Scyldinga: "Ic hine cue cnihtwesende. W«s his ealdfeder Ecgpeo haten, «m to ham forgeaf Hrepel Geata angan dohtor; is his eafora nu heard her cumen, sohte holdne wine. onne s«gdon p«t s«lipende, pa e gifsceattas Geata fyredon pyder to pance, p«t he XXXtiges manna m«gencr«ft on his mundgripe heaporof h«bbe. Hine halig god for arstafum us onsende, to Westdenum, p«s ic wen h«bbe, wi Grendles gryre. Ic godan sceal for his modpr«ce madmas beodan.

Beo u on ofeste, hat in gan seon sibbegedriht samod «tg«dere;

gesaga him eac wordum p«t hie sint wilcuman

Deniga leodum."

word inne abead: "Eow het secgan sigedrihten min,

aldor Eastdena, p«t he eower «pelu can, ond ge him syndon ofer s«wylmas heardhicgende hider wilcuman.

Nu ge moton gangan in eowrum gugeatawum under heregriman Hrogar geseon; l«ta hildebord her onbidan, wudu, w«lsceaftas, worda gepinges." Aras pa se rica, ymb hine rinc manig, prylic pegna heap; sume p«r bidon, heaoreaf heoldon, swa him se hearda bebead. Snyredon «tsomne, pa secg wisode, under Heorotes hrof heard under helme, p«t he on heoe gestod.

Beowulf maelode (on him byrne scan, searonet seowed smipes orpancum): "W«s pu, Hrogar, hal! Ic eom Higelaces m«g ond magoegn; h«bbe ic m«ra fela ongunnen on geogope. Me wear Grendles ping on minre epeltyrf undyrne cu; secga s«liend p«t p«s sele stande, reced selesta, rinca gehwylcum idel ond unnyt, sian «fenleoht under heofenes hador beholen weorpe.

pa me p«t gel«rdon leode mine pa selestan, snotere ceorlas, peoden Hrogar, p«t ic pe sohte, forpan hie m«genes cr«ft minne cupon, selfe ofersawon, a ic of searwum cwom, fah from feondum, p«r ic fife geband, yde eotena cyn ond on yum slog niceras nihtes, nearopearfe dreah, wr«c Wedera ni (wean ahsodon), forgrand gramum, ond nu wi Grendel sceal, wi pam agl«can, ana gehegan ing wi pyrse. Ic pe nu a, brego Beorhtdena, biddan wille,

eodor Scyldinga, anre bene, p«t u me ne forwyrne, wigendra hleo, freowine folca, nu ic pus feorran com, p«t ic mote ana ond minra eorla gedryht, ^es hearda heap, Heorot f«lsian. H«bbe ic eac geahsod p«t se «gl«ca for his wonhydum w«pna ne recce.

Ic p«t ponne forhicge (swa me Higelac sie, min mondrihten, modes blie), p«t ic sweord bere ope sidne scyld, geolorand to gupe, ac ic mid grape sceal fon wi feonde ond ymb feorh sacan, la wi lapum; «r gelyfan sceal dryhtnes dome se pe hine dea nime. Wen ic p«t he wille, gif he wealdan mot, in p«m gusele Geotena leode etan unforhte, swa he oft dyde, m«gen Hremanna. Na pu minne pearft hafalan hydan, ac he me habban wile dreore fahne, gif mec dea nime. Byre blodig w«l, byrgean pence, ete angenga unmurnlice, mearca morhopu; no u ymb mines ne pearft lices feorme leng sorgian. Onsend Higelace, gif mec hild nime, beaduscruda betst, p«t mine breost were, hr«gla selest; p«t is Hr«dlan laf,

Welandes geweorc. G« a wyrd swa hio scel." Hrogar mapelode, helm Scyldinga: "For gewyrhtum pu, wine min Beowulf, ond for arstafum usic sohtest. Gesloh pin f«der f«he m«ste;

wearp he Heapolafe to handbonan mid Wilfingum; a hine Wedera cyn for herebrogan habban ne mihte. panon he gesohte Sudena folc

ofer ya gewealc, Arscyldinga.

a ic furpum weold folce Deniga ond on geogoe heold ginne rice, hordburh h«lepa; a w«s Heregar dead, min yldra m«g unlifigende, bearn Healfdenes; se w«s betera onne ic.

Sian pa f«he feo pingode;

sende ic Wylfingum ofer w«teres hrycg ealde madmas; he me apas swor.

Sorh is me to secganne on sefan minum gumena «ngum hw«t me Grendel hafa hyno on Heorote mid his hetepancum, f«rnia gefremed. Is min fletwerod, wigheap gewanod; hie wyrd forsweop on Grendles gryre. God eape m«g pone dolsceaan d«da getw«fan.

Ful oft gebeotedon beore druncne ofer ealow«ge oretmecgas p«t hie in beorsele bidan woldon Grendles gupe mid gryrum ecga. onne w«s peos medoheal on morgentid, drihtsele dreorfah, ponne d«g lixte, eal bencpelu blode bestymed, heall heorudreore; ahte ic holdra py l«s, deorre dugue, pe pa dea fornam. Site nu to symle ond ons«l meoto, sigehre secgum, swa pin sefa hwette." pa w«s Geatm«cgum geador «tsomne on beorsele benc gerymed; p«r swiferhpe sittan eodon, pryum dealle. pegn nytte beheold, se pe on handa b«r hroden ealow«ge, scencte scir wered. Scop hwilum sang hador on Heorote. p«r w«s h«lea dream, dugu unlytel Dena ond Wedera. Unfer mapelode, Ecglafes bearn,

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