In the land of the Geats

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In the land of the Geats, today southwestern Sweden, the most powerful of all living warriors —  Beowulf — hears of Hrothgar's dilemma. A nephew and thane of King Hygelac, Beowulf carefully  chooses 14 of the finest warriors in Geatland to sail to Denmark. A retainer of Hrothgar, assigned to  guarding the coast, spots Beowulf and his men when they land and leads the group to Heorot.  Almost everyone is impressed with Beowulf's noble stature, enormous size, and obvious strength.  Hrothgar's herald, Wulfgar, strongly urges the king to meet with Beowulf and the Geats. Hrothgar  needs little convincing. He once protected Beowulf's now deceased father, Ecgtheow, from a blood  feud and knew Beowulf when he was a boy. Hrothgar has already heard that Beowulf has the  strength of 30 men in his hand-grip and welcomes the visitors. Beowulf confirms to Hrothgar that he is there to do battle with the ogre who terrorizes Heorot. The 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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