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When Beowulf first comes to Heorot, Hrothgar tells him that he knows why Beowulf wishes to do the service of killing Grendel for him. What is the reason Hrothgar gives? Why do you think it's necessary for King Hrothgar to mention Beowulf's indebtedness at this time?