Highlighting Robert Nye’s Beowulf: A New Telling Chapter III

Quotes from Chapter III: Ten Against Grendel of Robert Nye’s Beowulf: A New Telling. Be sure to catch the first and second chapter’s highlights if you haven’t already.

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moodboard centered around glossy blue cloth. also featuring a field mouse, a woman holding axes, and a man holding a sword and shield. quotes Robert Nye's Beowulf: A New Telling. "The rats could not see him and ran over his scales in the dark. Grendel let them go. He was hungry for more than rats.
  • 14: Night fell. There was no moon, and the stars looked sparse and adrift in the punished sky.
  • 14: There was only the sound to go by―the foul breath squeaking in little gasps, the noise in his throat like the splintery crunching of bones. The rats could not see him and ran over his scales in the dark. Grendel let them go. He was hungry for more than rats.
  • 15: The hall was a confusion of swords and blood, the brave lords hurling themselves at Grendel, and the fiend snatching them up in his claws and snapping their backs as if they were no more than than toys. Man after man went into those terrible jaws, and still Grendel came on, unsatisfied, his green eyes glaring, his slimy skin not even scratched by the hacking axes. It was as if the night itself had poured into hall Heorot, killing and eating mere men, the creatures of day. Torches went out as Grendel came past them. Soon the hall was pitch black, and the only sound the crunching and munching of bones and flesh.
  • 16: [Wealtheow’s] blue cloak covered [Hrothgar] like a wing.

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