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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ULYSSES

Troy. When Ulysses begged him to help them on their way to Ithaca, Aeolus granted his request, and gave them the skin of an ox, in which he had bound all contrary winds, so that these should not hinder the Greeks. But he let a gentlewest wind blow, that it might carry Ulysses and his comrades to their home. For nine days it blew, and then they were so near to Ithaca, their country, that they saw lights burning in it at night. But at this time, by an ill chance, Ulysses fell asleep, being wholly worn out, for he had held the helm for nine days, not trusting it to any of his comrades. While he slept, his comrades, who had cast eyes of envy on the great ox-hide, said one to another:
" Strange it is how men love and honor this Ulysses wherever he goes. Now he comes back from Troy with much spoil, but we with empty hands. Let us see what Aeolus has given him, for doubtless there is much silver and gold in this ox-hide."
So they loosed the great bag, and lo ! all the winds rushed out, and carried them far away from their country. Ulysses, waking with the tumult of the winds and waves, thought he would throw himself into the sea and so die. But he endured, thinking it better to live. Only he covered his face and sat thus, while the ships were driven before the winds, till they came once more to the island of Aeolus. Then Ulysses went to the palace of the king, and found him feasting with his wife and children, and he sat down on the threshold. Much they wondered to see him, saying, "What evil power has hindered you, so that you did not reach your country and home?"
Then he answered, "Do not blame me! Sleep overcame me to my harm. But help me again, I beg of you."
But they said, "Begone; we may not help him whom the gods hate; and hated of them you surely are."

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