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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ULYSSES

and told them of his purpose to send this stranger to his home, for it was their custom to show kindness to such as needed it. He bade fifty-two of the younger men make ready a ship, and bade the elders come to his house, and bring the minstrel with them, for he wished to make a great feast for this stranger before he departed. So the youths made ready the ship. Afterwards there was gathered together a great multitude, so that the palace was filled from one end to the other. Alcinous slew for them twelve sheep and eight swine and two oxen. When they had feasted to the full, the minstrel sang to them of Achilles and Ulysses. But when Ulysses heard the song, he wept, holding his mantle before his face.
This Alcinous saw, and said to the chiefs, "Now that we have feasted and delighted ourselves with song, let us go forth, so that this stranger may see that we are skillful in boxing and wrestling and running."
So they went forth, a herald leading the minstrel, who was blind. Then stood up many Phaeacian youths. These strove with one another in feats of racing, wrestling, boxing, throwing the quoit, and in leaping over the bar.
Ulysses, too, took part in the games, though he had suffered much in battle and in shipwreck. He said, "Come now, I will try wrestling or boxing, or even the race, witli any man in Phaeacia. I can shoot with the bow, and I can cast a spear as far as other men can shoot an arrow. But as for the race, it may be that someone might outrun me, for I have suffered much upon the sea."
But they were all silent till the King stood up and said, "You have spoken well. We men of Phaeacia are not mighty to wrestle or to box: but we are swift of foot, and skillful to sail upon the sea. We love feasts, and dancing, and the harp, and gay clothing. In these things no man may surpass us."

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