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The hilt of the Giant Sword

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Why does Beowulf bring Hrothgar only the giant sword's hilt?

A

The whole sword was "huge and heavy" (1561).

B

"The sword dripped blood" (1569).

C

"The sword began to melt into gory icicles" (1606).

D

Beowulf "carried no spoils from those quarters" (1613).

E

Beowulf is encumbered by Grendel's head that "was a task for four" to carry (1637).