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Nibelungenlied - Study Guide Adventure 34, How They Threw Down the Dead Summary & Analysis

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After the battle ends, Folker and Hagen retreat to a corner where they quietly talk together. Giselher says that they should clear the hall of corpses because he is sure they will face another battle soon. The bodies of the dead are carried to the door and flung down the stairs to land in heaps. The sight of their kinsmen treated so brings a loud wail from Hungarian throats. One unfortunate man runs out to aid a warrior who still appears to live, but then is brought down by an arrow shot by Folker.

Hagen and Folker then begin to mock King Etzel's might. Hagen says that most kings lead their knights rather than run from the fray. Angered by their words, Etzel lashes on his buckler, but his men hold him back. As Hagen...

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