It's never been easy to be a hero. When Beowulf arrives at Hrothgar's hall, he discovers that the hall is beset by Grendel, an evil creature that kills and pillages with impunity. Beowulf, in heroic fashion, bests Grendel in combat, then follows Grendel back to his lair to finish the job.
Narrated in Middle English by J.B. Bessinger, Jr.
Cecil Trouncer and J. B. Bessinger Jr. read a selection of Chaucer's work, including 'To Rosamond', 'The Pardoner's Tale', and 'The Wife of Bath's Tale'.