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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ULYSSES

So they promised. But for a whole month the south wind blew, and they could not depart. When their store of meat and drink was gone, they caught fishes and birds, as they could, being pinched with hunger. At last it chanced that Ulysses; being weary, fell asleep. And while he slept, his companions took some of the oxen of the Sun, and slew them, for they said they could not die of hunger, and that when they came to their own land, they would build a temple to the Sun to make amends. But the Sun was very angry with them, and called upon Zeus for vengeance. Then a dreadful thing happened, for as they roasted the animals, the hides crept, and the meat on the spits bellowed.
Six days they feasted on the oxen, and on the seventh they set sail. But when they were out of sight of land, Zeus brought up a great storm over the sea, and a mighty west wind blew, breaking the mast, so that it fell. After this a thunderbolt' struck the ship, and all the men fell overboard and perished. But Ulysses lashed the keel to the mast, and on this he sat, borne by the winds across the sea.
For nine days Ulysses floated upon his raft, till he came to the island Ogygia, where dwelt the goddess Calypso.
In this island Ulysses stayed seven years, much against his will, thinking always of his home and his wife; Penelope, and his young son, Telemachus. When the seven years were ended, Athena, who had always loved him, complained to Zeus that one so wise had been so long kept from his home.
Then Zeus said that it should be so no, longer, but that Poseidon must give up his wrath against the man, if all the other gods were of one mind.
Then said Athena to Zeus, "Do thou send Hermes, thy messenger, to Calypso, telling her to let Ulysses depart, and

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