1 How sad," exclaimed Telemachus, "that all this was of no avail to save him, nor yet his own iron courage.
2 Telemachus answered boldly, for Minerva had given him courage to ask about his father and get himself a good name.
3 Stand by my side and put your courage into my heart as on the day when we loosed Troy's fair diadem from her brow.
4 Be of good courage,' he said, 'daughter of Icarius; this is no dream, but a vision of good omen that shall surely come to pass.
5 With these words she flew away like a bird into the air, but she had given Telemachus courage, and had made him think more than ever about his father.
6 When the wood, green though it was, was about to blaze, I drew it out of the fire glowing with heat, and my men gathered round me, for heaven had filled their hearts with courage.
7 What endurance too, and what courage he displayed within the wooden horse, wherein all the bravest of the Argives were lying in wait to bring death and destruction upon the Trojans.
8 We had with us a certain youth named Elpenor, not very remarkable for sense or courage, who had got drunk and was lying on the house-top away from the rest of the men, to sleep off his liquor in the cool.
9 On seeing one so unkempt and so begrimed with salt water, the others scampered off along the spits that jutted out into the sea, but the daughter of Alcinous stood firm, for Minerva put courage into her heart and took away all fear from her.
10 '"'My friends,' said I, 'this is not the first time that we have been in danger, and we are in nothing like so bad a case as when the Cyclops shut us up in his cave; nevertheless, my courage and wise counsel saved us then, and we shall live to look back on all this as well.'