Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by M. I. Ebbutt

By M. I. Ebbutt

This anthology is an intensive creation to vintage literature if you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. when you have recognized and enjoyed those works long ago, this can be a call for participation to reunite with outdated buddies in a clean new layout. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this specified assortment brings jointly works as assorted and influential because the Pilgrim s growth and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it's must-have addition to any library.

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Thus aroused, the dragon sprang up, roaring hideously and flapping his glowing wings together; out from the recesses of the barrow came his fiery breath, and then followed the terrible beast himself. Coiling and writhing he came, with head raised, and scales of burnished blue and green, glowing with inner heat; from his nostrils rushed two streams of fiery breath, and his flaming eyes shot flashes of consuming fire. He half [Pg 36] flew, half sprang at Beowulf. But the hero did not retreat one step.

The voyage was not of long duration, for we soon came to land in a wondrously beautiful island, with scenery of varied loveliness. This island I traversed, led by some secret guidance, till I reached its farthest shore, broken by cliffs and precipices and mountain ranges, while between the mountains and the sea I saw a fair and fruitful land traversed by a silvery, winding river, with a castle at its [Pg 46] mouth. My longing drew me to the castle, and when I came to the gate I entered, for the dwelling stood open to every man, and such a hall as was therein I have never seen for splendour, even in Imperial Rome.

The news came to Beowulf that his folk were suffering and dying, and that no warrior dared to risk his life in an effort to deliver the land from this deadly devastation; and although he was now an aged man he decided to attack the fire-drake. Beowulf knew that he would not be able to come to hand-grips with this foe as he had done with Grendel and his mother: the fiery breath of this dragon was far too deadly, and [Pg 34] he must trust to armour for protection. He commanded men to make a shield entirely of iron, for he knew that the usual shield of lindenwood would be instantly burnt up in the dragon’s flaming breath.

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