The True Story of Beowulf By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2008 by Anthony J.

Fejfar Beowulf was a junior warrior in the Kingdom of Denmark in ancient times. Everytime his fellow Vikings went off to war, they left Beowulf with the women and children to protect them. Thus, Beowulf never was able to acquire enough booty from raiding to have enough to get married and have a family of his own. Beowulf’s village was packed with Viking warriors and women a and children when trajedy struck. A magic dragon kept attacking the village and was devouring both the women and the warriors in turn. Beowulf saw his chance to move up in the village

hierarchy and volunteered to hunt down the dragon and kill it. Beowulf put on his armor and his broad sword which he had blessed by a Druid Priest to give it magic. Beowulf tracked the dragon to his lair and began his hero’s journey down the tunnel to the depths of Hell. It took Beowulf two days of travel to find the dragon’s

lair. The dragon was sleeping on a pile of treasure and was snoring loudly. The dragon woke up and saw Beowulf and asked him why he was there. Beowulf replied that he had come to hear the dragon’s wise lore. The dragon asked Beowulf why he shouldn’t kill Beowulf and eat him? Beowulf replied, “But wise dragon if you eat me you will never hear my riddle. Answer the riddle and you can eat, fail and I get to kill you, steal your wisdom and your treasure.

The dragon replied, “I agree to this contest, give me your riddle.” Beowulf replied, “Here is my riddle. There once was two brothers who had the same mother and the same father, but who were not biologically related to each other. How can this be?” The dragon thought about it for awhile and said he didn’t know how. Beowulf then told the dragon that the answer was that the two children born of two sets of different parents and then were legally adopted by a third set of parents. The dragon agreed that this was a valid answer and Beowuld then drew his magic broadsword and hacked off the dragon’s head. Beolwulf cut out the dragon’s wisdom teeth and boiled them down in pot and drank the broth, acquiring the dragon’s wisdom. Beowulf then collected the dragon’s treasure in a bag and returned to the village a hero and was elected the chief of the village.

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