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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

Then Priam rose with joy, and bade his sons bring forth his chariot; but first he went to his chamber and called to Hecuba, his wife, and told her of his purpose. He did not heed when she sought to turn him from it, but said, "Seek not to hold me back. If any prophet or seer had bidden me do this thing, I should have questioned it; but I have heard the voice of the messenger of Zeus and therefore I shall go. And if I die, what care I? Let Achilles slay me, if only I may embrace once more the body of my son."
Then Hecuba came near, and bade a woman-servant come and pour water on his hands. And when she had poured, King Priam took a great cup from the hands of his wife, and poured out wine to Zeus, and prayed :
" Hear me, Father Zeus, and grant that Achilles may pity me. Send me now a lucky sign, in order that I may go with a good heart to the ships of the Greeks."
And Zeus heard him, and sent his eagle, his favorite bird, as a sure sign. On Priam's right hand it flew high above the city, and all rejoiced when they saw the sign.
Then the old man mounted his chariot in haste, and drove forth from the palace. Before him the mules drew the four-wheeled wagon, and these the herald guided. But his chariot the old King drove himself. And all his kinsfolk went with him, weeping as for one who was going to his death. But when they came to the plain, Priam and the herald went toward the ships of the Greeks alone, and all the others returned to Troy.
When Priam came near the tent of Achilles, he leaped down from the chariot, leaving the herald to care for the horses and mules, and went to the tent. There he found Achilles sitting; his comrades sat apart, but two waited on him, for he had just ended his meal, and the table was still at hand. But no man saw King Priam till he was close to

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