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CHAPTER I
FIFTH TO ELEVENTH CENTURIES - EARLY ENGLISH PERIOD

head of Grendel. He had killed the mother and cut off the head from Grendel's body, which lay in the cavern.
Beowulf's third exploit took place many years later, after he had ruled his people for fifty years. Not far from his palace a fire-breathing dragon had a vast treasure of gold and jewels hidden away in the earth; this had been plundered, and the dragon, in revenge, set forth to ravage the land by fire. Beowulf, hearing of this, although he was by now an old man, armed himself against him. There was a fearful encounter, and his thegns, all save one, proved to be cowards and deserted him. He won the victory, but the dragon had wounded him, and the poison of the wound soon ended his life. Then the thegns built a pyre on the seashore, hung with helmets and coats of mail; and on it they burned the body of their dead leader. After this, they raised a mighty mound in his honour, and placed in it a store of rings and of jewels. Slowly the greatest among them rode around it, mourning for their leader and speaking words of love and praise :
Said he was mightiest of all the great world-kings, Mildest of rulers, most gentle in manner, Most kind to his liegemen, most eager for honour.
This is an outline of the story of Beowulf as it has come down to us in a single ragged and smoke-stained manuscript. This manuscript was probably written in the eighth or ninth century, and the poem must

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