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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

Achilles, and caught his knees and kissed his hands. Achilles wondered to see King Priam, and his comrades wondered, looking one at another. Then King Priam spoke:
" Think of your father, godlike Achilles, and pity me.
He is old, as I am, and it may be that his neighbors trouble him, seeing that he has no defender; yet so long as he knows that you are alive, it is well with him, for every day he hopes to see his dear son return from Troy. But as for me, I am altogether wretched. Many valiant sons I had, but most of them are dead, and he that was the best of all, and kept our city safe, has been slain by you. He it is whom I have come to ransom. Have pity on him and on me, thinking of your father."
These words so stirred the heart of Achilles that he wept, thinking now of Patroclus, and now of his old father at home; and Priam wept, thinking of his dead Hector. At last Achilles stood up and raised King Priam, having pity on his white hair and his white beard, and spoke:
" How did you dare to come to the ships of the Greeks? You cannot raise your son from the dead."
But Priam answered, "Let me ransom Hector, my son, and look upon him with my eyes. And then may the gods grant you safe return to your fatherland."
Achilles hastened from his tent, and two comrades with him. First, they loosed the horses from the chariot and the mules from the wagon; then they brought in the herald and took the gifts. But they left two cloaks to wrap the dead. Achilles bade the women wash and anoint the body, but apart from the tent, lest, perchance, Priam should see his son and cry aloud. But when the body was washed and anointed, Achilles himself lifted it in his arms and put it on the litter, and his comrades lifted the litter upon the wagon.
Then Priam said, "If you are willing to let me bury

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