‘Time and again Beowulf’s warriors… kept striking out on every side… When they joined the struggle there was something they could not have known at the time, that no blade on earth, no blacksmith’s art could ever damage their demon opponent.’
– From Seamus Heaney’s verse translation of Beowulf.
This is an illustration of a scene from the book ‘Shine’ by Jill Paton Walsh. It’s a fantastic young adult science fiction story published in the 80s, about families settling on a new planet. In this scene the children discover the mysterious rocks they have been using as a playground are not rocks after all…
I often see this bloke sitting in the middle of the woodland bit of my local park.