Things are slow today, so I thought I'd post some interesting words and phrases from the John Gardner version.

Grendel speaking of deer: "That is their happiness: they see all life without observing it."

"...blackening the night with my stench..."

"...I am secretly unfooled."

"...fuliginous riddling hex..."

"...pale skin of words that closes me in like a coffin."

" was my own language, but spoken in a strange way, as if the sounds were made by brittle sticks, dried spindles, flaking bits of shale."

"...brattling birds..."