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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

Achilles, and in the other the fate of Hector; and lo! the scale of Hector sank down to the realms of death. Then Apollo left him.
Now Athena alighted from the air close to Achilles and said: "This, great Achilles, is our day of glory, for we shall slay Hector, mighty warrior though he be. For it is his doom to die, and not Apollo himself can save him. Stand thou still and take breath, and I will give this man heart to meet thee in battle."
Then the two chiefs came near to each other, and Hector with the waving plume spoke first: "Thrice, great Achilles, have you pursued me around the walls of Troy, and I dared not stand up against you; but now I fear you no more. Only let us take this oath between us: if Zeus give me the victory, I will do no dishonor to your body ; arms and armor will I take, but give back your body to the Greeks; and do you promise to do likewise."
But Achilles scowled at him and said: "Hector, talk not of oaths to me. One of us two shall fall; and now is the time for you to show yourself a warrior, for of a truth Athena will slay you by my spear, and you shall pay the penalty for all my comrades whom you have slain."
Then he threw his spear, but Hector saw it coming and avoided it, crouching on the ground, so that the mighty spear flew above his head and fixed itself 'in the earth. Athena. snatched it from the ground and gave it back to Achilles, but Hector did not see it.
Hector said to Achilles: "You have missed your aim, great Achilles. It was no word of Zeus that you spoke prophesying my doom, but you sought to cheat me, terrify
ing me by your words. You shall not drive your steel into my back, but here into my breast, if the gods will it so. But now look out for my spear. Would it might bury itself

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