His confidence cheers the Danish warriors, and the feast lasts merrily into the night. As they are wont to do, a malicious dragon found the hoard and assumed possession of it. Be generous while you may.
I am the son of a noble prince named Ecgtheow. Discovering the treasure by chance, the thief took a golden cup, hoping to pacify his master with it.
The Danish countryside is now purged of its treacherous monsters. Scyld Scefing often drove enemy warriors from their mead-hall benches, although he himself had once been a destitute foundling. Night after night Grendel haunted the misty moors, pursuing his victims. The celebration continued with singing and music.