Beowulf- Part One

What prevents Hrothgar's men from helping Beowulf in his battle with Grendel

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Hrothgar's men were asleep...... "slack"...... infering they'd had too much to drink.

Then out of the night

came the shadow stalker, stealthy and swift;

the hall-guards were slack, asleep at their posts, 

all except one; 


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