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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

in your flesh. Easier would the battle be for the men of Troy if only you were out of the way."
And as he spoke, he threw his long-shafted spear. True aim he took, for the spear struck the very middle of Achilles's shield. It struck, but did not pierce it, and bounded far away, for the shield was not made by the hand of man. Hector stood dismayed, for he had no other spear. Then he knew that his end had come, and he said to himself, "Now have the gods called me to my doom. Zeus and Apollo are with me no more, but, if I must die, let me at least die in such a deed as men of after time may hear of."
Hector drew the mighty sword that hung by his side. As an eagle rushes through the clouds to pounce upon. a lamb, he rushed on the great Achilles. But he dealt never a blow; for Achilles charged to meet him, his shield before his breast, his helmet bent forward as he ran, with the long plumes streaming behind. The gleam of his spear-point was as the gleam of the evening star. For one moment he wondered where he could strike, for the armor which Hector had taken from Patroclus guarded him well; but there was one spot unprotected, which Achilles knew well, where the neck joins the shoulder. There he drove in the spear until the point stood out behind the neck, and Hector fell in the dust.
Then Achilles cried aloud, "Hector, in the day when you robbed Patroclus of his arms you thought that you would be safe from vengeance, not remembering me. And lo! you have fallen before me. Your body shall not be given honorable burial; but to Patroclus all the Greeks shall give due rites."
Then Hector, growing faint, spoke to him, "Nay, great Achilles, by thy life, and by thy parents dear, I pray you, let not my fallen body suffer this disgrace. Take rather the

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