Wæs iu sum swiþe eald wer, ðæs eagan for miste wurdon dimm, and his ear ungehyrnesse aslawodon, and his handa aa bifodon. Þa he sæt on beodærne, ða ne mihte he ðone cucler earfoþlice healdan, and on beodclaþ ðone broð adreap, oþþe let hine niðer of his muðe geotan. His sunu and his suna wifmann wæron ðæs micle aðroten, and forðon heton hi heora ealdfædere on hyrnan sittan. Hi him geafon his broþ on treowenum hwere, and na his genoh. He ðam beode on locian wolde, and his eagan wæron ða full teara. Æne hi eall ðus sæton, ða se iunga bearn ongann trymu wude gædrian, ðe lægon on eorðan. Se fæder him axode cweðende, “Hwæt dest ðu þær?” Se cild andswarode cweðende, “Ic gescyppe troh, of ðam fæder and modor etan ge moton, ðonne ic gewintred weorþe.” Wer and wífmann hwílan on óðre locodon, and sona wopian ongunnon. Þa læddon hi ðone ealdfæder to beode, and ðæræfter aa hine leton him mid etan, and na ne sægdon nawht, ðonne he dreap sumne broþ.

Ðeos talu is of ðara broþra Grimma Ðeodiscre tale awended, fram me on Ealdne Englisc.

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