1 His great neck hung heavily backwards and a deep sleep took hold upon him.
2 She flew weeping to his side, flung her arms about his neck, and kissed him.
3 Be off, old man," he cried, "from the doorway, or you shall be dragged out neck and heels.
4 Her prow curvetted as it were the neck of a stallion, and a great wave of dark blue water seethed in her wake.
5 Then he struck Leiodes on the back of his neck, so that his head fell rolling in the dust while he was yet speaking.
6 All that day did they travel, swaying the yoke upon their necks till the sun went down and darkness was over all the land.
7 They swayed the yoke upon their necks and travelled the whole day long till the sun set and darkness was over all the land.
8 I dreamed that a great eagle came swooping down from a mountain, and dug his curved beak into the neck of each of them till he had killed them all.
9 I was lying asleep on the top of Circe's house, and never thought of coming down again by the great staircase but fell right off the roof and broke my neck, so my soul came down to the house of Hades.
10 The boar heard the noise of the men's feet, and the hounds baying on every side as the huntsmen came up to him, so he rushed from his lair, raised the bristles on his neck, and stood at bay with fire flashing from his eyes.
11 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.
12 When he heard the noise of the men bustling about, he jumped up on a sudden and forgot all about coming down by the main staircase, so he tumbled right off the roof and broke his neck, and his soul went down to the house of Hades.