1 Here they passed the night and Diocles entertained them hospitably.
2 That night we rested and nursed our anger, for Jove was hatching mischief against us.
3 I will take everything away this evening as soon as my mother has gone upstairs for the night.
4 When I reached my ship we got supper ready, for night was falling, and camped down upon the beach.
5 When we reached the ships we got supper ready, for night was falling, and camped down upon the beach.
6 Then they made the ship fast a little way out, came on shore again, got their suppers, and waited till night should fall.
7 Here we entered, but so dark was the night that some god must have brought us in, for there was nothing whatever to be seen.
8 The suitors then returned to their singing and dancing until the evening; but when night fell upon their pleasuring they went home to bed each in his own abode.
9 Then Jove raised the North wind against us till it blew a hurricane, so that land and sky were hidden in thick clouds, and night sprang forth out of the heavens.
10 There he found all the chief people among the Phaeacians making their drink offerings to Mercury, which they always did the last thing before going away for the night.
11 This was what she said, and we assented; whereon we could see her working on her great web all day long, but at night she would unpick the stitches again by torchlight.
12 The room was closed with well-made doors opening in the middle; moreover the faithful old house-keeper Euryclea, daughter of Ops the son of Pisenor, was in charge of everything both night and day.
13 Thereon he gathered his clouds together, grasped his trident, stirred it round in the sea, and roused the rage of every wind that blows till earth, sea, and sky were hidden in cloud, and night sprang forth out of the heavens.
14 She found him sitting upon the beach with his eyes ever filled with tears, and dying of sheer home sickness; for he had got tired of Calypso, and though he was forced to sleep with her in the cave by night, it was she, not he, that would have it so.
15 Sick and sorry as I was I slept among the leaves all night, and through the next day till afternoon, when I woke as the sun was westering, and saw your daughter's maid servants playing upon the beach, and your daughter among them looking like a goddess.
16 Here the chief persons of the Phaeacians used to sit and eat and drink, for there was abundance at all seasons; and there were golden figures of young men with lighted torches in their hands, raised on pedestals, to give light by night to those who were at table.
17 My brave comrades were drowned every man of them, but I stuck to the keel and was carried hither and thither for the space of nine days, till at last during the darkness of the tenth night the gods brought me to the Ogygian island where the great goddess Calypso lives.
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