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Beowulf In his State of the Union address, President Clinton urged parents to read to their children every night. He didn't stipulate the classics, but he should have--the new, improved AutoSummarized versions of the classics. Read these summaries of Beowulf to your children, and see if their brains don't improve overnight.

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       the hall.[2] Grendel.[1] Hrothgar. Hall-folk fail me, Heroes revelled, No living man, bitter battle. Beowulf's battle-boast. Man to man, he made harangue, Warriors slept, gold-hall of men, he gladly discerned, to men on earth. hardy-hearted heroes of war, [4] Hrothgar. [1] Man-price, wergild. [2] Beowulf's. [3] Hrothgar. mighty Lord, for the man's brave words. The Danish men doomed men's fighting-gear. sword, Heorot's battle. Old men together, Courageous men [2] Hrothgar. hall. Some man, however, Battle and death hoard! shield thy life! the hated men. broken in battle was Beowulf's sword, Beowulf spake, Beowulf paid. The wise old man

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       [1] Hrothgar.

       [1] Man-price, wergild.

       [2] Beowulf's.

       Old men together,

       Courageous men

The Unabridged Beowulf



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