Ic seah turf tredan, X wæron ealra,
VI gebroþor ond hyra sweostor mid;
hæfdon feorg cwico. Fell hongedon
sweotol ond gesyne on seles wæge
5 anra gehwylces. Ne wæs hyra ængum þy wyrs,
ne siðe þy sarre, þeah hy swa sceoldon
reafe birofene, rodra weardes
meahtum aweahte, muþum slitan
haswe blede. Hrægl bið geniwad
10 þam þe ær forðcymene frætwe leton
licgan on laste, gewitan lond tredan.
I saw them walk on the ground, there were ten of them in all,
six brothers and their sisters with them;
they had living spirits. The skins of each of them hung
clear and visible on the walls
5 of the hall. It was not worse for any of them,
nor the journey more grievous, though thus they,
bereft of their clothing, awoken through the might
of heaven’s guardian, were compelled to tear with their mouths
the dusky harvest. The garments are renewed
10 for them who, before having come forth, left their trappings
lying in their wake, they depart to walk on the ground.
Highlight the box with your cursor to reveal the possible solutions: Ten chickens (this is the generally accepted one), ten pheasants, butterfly cocoon, alphabet, moth, fingers and gloves. We’ll discuss some of these in the commentary!