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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

fell in one day by the hand of the great Achilles. My dear mother too is dead. But you are father to me, and mother, and brother, and husband also. Have pity, then, 'and stay here upon the wall, lest you leave me a widow, and your child an orphan. Set the people here in array by this figtree, where the wall is low, and the city is easiest to be taken."
But Hector said, "Nay, let these things be my care. I am not willing that any son or daughter of Troy should see me keeping away from the battle. My own heart loathes the thought and bids me fight in the front. Well I know, indeed, that Priam and the people of Priam, and holy Troy, will perish. Yet it is not for Troy, or for the people, or even for my father or my mother that I care so much, as for you, in the day when some Greek shall carry you away captive, and you shall ply the loom or carry the pitcher in the land of Greece. And someone shall say when he sees you, `This was the wife of Hector, who was the bravest of the sons of Troy.' May the earth cover me before that day!"
Then Hector stretched out his arms to his child. But the child drew back into the bosom of his nurse with a loud cry, fearing the shining bronze armor and the horsehair plume which nodded dreadfully from his helmet top. Then father and mother laughed aloud. And Hector took the helmet from his head and laid it on the ground, and caught the child in his hands, and kissed him, praying aloud to Father Zeus and all the gods:
" Grant, Father Zeus and all ye gods, that this child may be as I am, great among the sons of Troy; and may they say some day, when they see him carrying home the bloody spoils from war, `A better man, this, than his father,' and his mother shall be glad at heart."

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