Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children
The Anglo-Saxon saga retold in excellent English prose, with the heroic qualities emphasized. Relates how Beowulf, the hero of the Anglo-Saxons, journeys to Daneland, and how he overcomes Grendel, the ogre, and his mother, the water witch, then returns to his own land to serve as king. After 50 years of peace, the fire dragon makes war on the Goth folk and Beowulf goes forth in combat against it, vanquishing his foe but in the end losing his life in ridding his people of its frightful enemy. An outstanding introduction to this tale for children ages 8 and up.
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aged king armour arose bade battle BEOWULF OVERCAME brave Breca cave coat of mail comrades cried Dane Dane folk Daneland dark dark waves deadly dear death deeds devour didst Dragon DRAGON WARRED drave dwelling earth evil famous sword farewell fearful feast fell fierce fight gave gazed giant Gift-seat glittering gold golden Goths GRENDEL THE OGRE grief grim hand Hart Hall hast hath head of Grendel heart helmet hero hoard honour Hrunting Hunferth hung Hygd Hygelac King Hrothgar king’s kinsmen knew land laughter liege lord lieth mighty minstrel monster moorland never Nevermore night noble queen Quickly rejoicing rocky point rode sang seized shield shore slave sleep song sorrow spake spear sped steel stood strong thanes thee thou told treasure valour victory war-craft warriors Water Witch waves Wealtheow weapons ween Wiglaf winged beast WITCH WARRED words wrath wrought