1 And now, my good fellow, I want to know about this stranger.
2 I am Mentes, son of Anchialus, and I am King of the Taphians.
3 And Minerva answered, "I will tell you truly and particularly all about it."
4 Minerva answered, "Do not try to keep me, for I would be on my way at once."
5 I hope, sir," said he, "that you will not be offended with what I am going to say.
6 Telemachus answered, "Antinous, do not chide with me, but, god willing, I will be chief too if I can."
7 My mother does indeed sometimes send for a soothsayer and question him, but I give his prophecyings no heed.
8 As for any present you may be disposed to make me, keep it till I come again, and I will take it home with me.
9 My mother," answered Telemachus, "tells me I am son to Ulysses, but it is a wise child that knows his own father.
10 My father is dead and gone," answered Telemachus, "and even if some rumour reaches me I put no more faith in it now.
11 Then, turning to Aegyptius, "Sir," said he, "it is I, as you will shortly learn, who have convened you, for it is I who am the most aggrieved."
12 They told me your father was at home again, and that was why I came, but it seems the gods are still keeping him back, for he is not dead yet not on the mainland.
13 Give him his helmet, shield, and a couple of lances, and if he is the man he was when I first knew him in our house, drinking and making merry, he would soon lay his hands about these rascally suitors, were he to stand once more upon his own threshold.
14 Sir," answered Telemachus, "it has been very kind of you to talk to me in this way, as though I were your own son, and I will do all you tell me; I know you want to be getting on with your voyage, but stay a little longer till you have taken a bath and refreshed yourself.
15 I am no prophet, and know very little about omens, but I speak as it is borne in upon me from heaven, and assure you that he will not be away much longer; for he is a man of such resource that even though he were in chains of iron he would find some means of getting home again.
16 Look at Aegisthus; he must needs make love to Agamemnon's wife unrighteously and then kill Agamemnon, though he knew it would be the death of him; for I sent Mercury to warn him not to do either of these things, inasmuch as Orestes would be sure to take his revenge when he grew up and wanted to return home.
17 Then Minerva said, "Father, son of Saturn, King of kings, it served Aegisthus right, and so it would any one else who does as he did; but Aegisthus is neither here nor there; it is for Ulysses that my heart bleeds, when I think of his sufferings in that lonely sea-girt island, far away, poor man, from all his friends."
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