Monday, September 14, 2009

We're gonna need another Wiglaf

Wiglaf doesn't fare to well against a dragon in a 1953 re-telling of Beowulf. From The Wonder Story Books - They Were Brave and Bold. Art by Florence and Margaret Hoopes.

3 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure that's Beowulf getting chomped. Wiglaf survives the poem unscathed.

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  2. Hmmm, you may be right. The text says the dragon destroyed Wiglaf's shield and beowulf struck the dragon causing "splinters" to fly (possibly the broken sword).

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  3. Beowulf gets bit in the neck... Wiglaf is fine. the dragon " Found his chance, pouring hot flames, caught and pierced him right through the neck"

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