Beowulf by Michael Alexander

By Michael Alexander

Legends from the traditional North: 5 classics of Norse literature that encouraged J. R. R. Tolkien's epic imaginative and prescient within the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Legendary delusion author J. R. R. Tolkien spent a lot of his existence learning, translating, and educating the traditional stories of northern Europe at Oxford and drew on them for his personal writing. those epic tales, with their wizards and knights, dragons and trolls, cursed jewelry and magic swords, are as attention-grabbing at the present time as they have been hundreds of thousands of 12 months in the past. analyzing them brings us as shut as we are going to ever get to the mystical worlds of the Vikings and the origins in their twentieth-century counterpart: Tolkien’s heart Earth.

Beowulf tells the epic tale of the heroic Beowulf and his battles, first opposed to the monster Grendel, who laid waste to the fortress of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mom, and at last with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland.

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He asked. "Butcher meat," replied the man. "Fine prime beef and mutton for Nottingham Market. " "Yes, I do," said Robin. "I'll buy it all and your pony too. How much do you want for it? " So the butcher sold his pony and all his meat to Robin. Then Robin changed clothes with him. He put on the butcher's blue clothes and leather belt, and the butcher went off in Robin's suit of Lincoln green, feeling very grand indeed. Then Robin mounted his pony and off he went to Nottingham to sell his meat at the market.

Hallo, my good man," he called. " He thought he had drowned Robin, and he had not meant to do that. All the same he could not help laughing. Robin had looked so funny as he tumbled into the water. "I'm here," called Robin, from far down the river. "I'm all right. " The current was very strong and had carried him down the river a good way. He was, however, gradually making for the bank. Soon he caught hold of the overhanging branches of a tree and pulled himself out. The stranger came running to help him too.

If you will come and live with me and my Merry Men," went on Robin, "I will give you a suit of Lincoln green. " "I should like nothing better," replied the stranger. " said Will Stutely laughing. "John Little! what a name for a man that height! John Little! " Will laughed and laughed, till the tears ran down his face. He thought it was such a funny name for so big a man. Robin laughed because Will laughed. Then John Little laughed because Robin laughed. Soon they were all laughing as hard as they could.

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