Dankwart, Hagen's brother, the doughty knight, sprang from his lordings' side to meet the foes without the door.
She longed to warn him, too, against Hagen, yet this she did not dare to do.
Kriemhild promised to obey his instructions, and Hagen departed, well pleased, to carry the news to Gunther.
Fleet of foot were Hagen and the King, yet fleeter still was Siegfried.
But Hagen and King Gunther, who also wished to run, stripped off their upper garments, that they might run more lightly.
The arrangement was certainly a charming one; we should have a wedding in the Hagen!
Then rode the full lusty warrior to his wife, whilst Hagen quickly told the king how he thought to trap the doughty knight.
Next morning by eleven, we had all reassembled in the second saal of the Hagen.
She bade Hagen then be led away to duress, where he lay locked in and where none did see him.
Now there remained but one terrible encounter, that between Hagen and Theodoric.