1 Ulysses hit Eurydamas, Telemachus Amphimedon, and Eumaeus Polybus.
2 It fell just short of the ship, but was within a little of hitting the end of the rudder.
3 With these words he threw a footstool at him, and hit him on the right shoulder blade near the top of his back.
4 One hit a bearing-post of the cloister; another went against the door; while the pointed shaft of another struck the wall.
5 The stool hit the cupbearer on his right hand and knocked him down: the man fell with a cry flat on his back, and his wine-jug fell ringing to the ground.
6 If you had hit him I should have run you through with my spear, and your father would have had to see about getting you buried rather than married in this house.
7 He hit Eupeithes' helmet, and the spear went right through it, for the helmet stayed it not, and his armour rang rattling round him as he fell heavily to the ground.
8 As for the boar, Ulysses hit him on the right shoulder, and the point of the spear went right through him, so that he fell groaning in the dust until the life went out of him.
9 He got more and more furious as he heard me, so he tore the top from off a high mountain, and flung it just in front of my ship so that it was within a little of hitting the end of the rudder.
10 A man knows neither ache nor pain if he gets hit while fighting for his money, or for his sheep or his cattle; and even so Antinous has hit me while in the service of my miserable belly, which is always getting people into trouble.
11 After this the stockman hit Ctesippus in the breast, and taunted him saying, "Foul-mouthed son of Polytherses, do not be so foolish as to talk wickedly another time, but let heaven direct your speech, for the gods are far stronger than men."
12 Thus spoke the stockman, and Ulysses struck the son of Damastor with a spear in close fight, while Telemachus hit Leocritus son of Evenor in the belly, and the dart went clean through him, so that he fell forward full on his face upon the ground.