Guthlac B, lines 916-999a

Sometimes the birds would come to Guthlac and he would feed them.  Sometimes people would visit him.  Guthlac would heal those who were suffering.

It was now close to Guthlac’s death day.  He had spent fifteen years in the wilderness when suddenly a sickness afflicted him.  God did not want Guthlac to suffer a long time.  Guthlac’s strength was spent but his spirit did not yield.  Human must drink the cup of death that Eve brewed for Adam.  Death approached Guthlac.

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