1 They drove out through the inner gateway and under the echoing gatehouse of the outer court.
2 He went moodily home, and found the suitors flaying goats and singeing pigs in the outer court.
3 Outside the gate of the outer court there is a large garden of about four acres with a wall all round it.
4 When I had said this she went straight through the court with her wand in her hand and opened the pigstye doors.
5 On this Telemachus went by torch-light to the other side of the inner court, to the room in which he always slept.
6 When you have got past the gates and through the outer court, go right across the inner court till you come to my mother.
7 This frightened Irus still more, but they brought him into the middle of the court, and the two men raised their hands to fight.
8 He is much the best man and the most persistent wooer, of all those who are paying court to my mother and trying to take Ulysses' place.
9 The outer court has a wall with battlements all round it; the doors are double folding, and of good workmanship; it would be a hard matter to take it by force of arms.
10 The suitors were surprised and angry at what had happened, so they went outside the great wall that ran round the outer court, and held a council near the main entrance.
11 A jury-man is not more glad to get home to supper, after having been long detained in court by troublesome cases, than I was to see my raft beginning to work its way out of the whirlpool again.
12 My husband used to set up twelve axes in the court, one in front of the other, like the stays upon which a ship is built; he would then go back from them and shoot an arrow through the whole twelve.
13 Two streams go through it, the one turned in ducts throughout the whole garden, while the other is carried under the ground of the outer court to the house itself, and the town's people draw water from it.
14 It was not long ere Penelope came to know what the suitors were plotting; for a man servant, Medon, overheard them from outside the outer court as they were laying their schemes within, and went to tell his mistress.
15 They drove out through the inner gateway and under the echoing gatehouse of the outer court, and Menelaus came after them with a golden goblet of wine in his right hand that they might make a drink-offering before they set out.
16 I wish Father Jove, Minerva, and Apollo would break the neck of every one of these wooers of yours, some inside the house and some out; and I wish they might all be as limp as Irus is over yonder in the gate of the outer court.
17 He sat down upon the threshold of ash-wood just inside the doors leading from the outer to the inner court, and against a bearing-post of cypress-wood which the carpenter had skilfully planed, and had made to join truly with rule and line.
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