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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ULYSSES

"Nay," said Ulysses, "what art thou saying? Shall I pass in a raft over the dreadful sea, over which even ships cannot go without harm? I will not go against thy will; but thou must swear the great oath of the gods that thou plannest no evil against me."
Then Calypso smiled and said, "These are strange words. I swear,that I plan no harm against thee, but only such good as I would ask for myself, did I need it; for indeed my heart is not of iron but rather, full of pity."
The next day, as soon as the rosy-fingered Dawn shone forth, Calypso gave Ulysses an ax and an adz, and took him to the end of the island, where there were great trees, alder and poplar and pine. Of these he cut down twenty, and trimmed them. Then the goddess brought him augers, and he made holes in the logs and joined them with pegs. He made decks and side-planking also, and a mast, a yard, and a rudder to turn the raft. Calypso wove the sails, and Ulysses fitted them to the mast. Afterwards, with ropes he moored the raft to the shore.
On the fourth day all was finished, and on the fifth day he departed. Calypso gave him fine garments, a skin of wine, another of water, and food in plenty. She sent also a fair wind, and Ulysses set his sails and proceeded joyfully on his way. He did not sleep, but watched the sun and the stars, steering to the left as Calypso had bidden. He sailed for seventeen days, and then he saw the hills of Phaeacia..
But Poseidon spied him as he sailed, and was angry to see him so near the end of his troubles. So he sent all the winds of heaven down upon him. Sore troubled was
Ulysses, and said to himself, "Calypso spoke the truth when she said that I should suffer many troubles returning to my home. Would that I had died in far-off Troy. Then at

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