1 He took her right hand in his own, and bade her give him her spear.
2 They therefore aimed straight in front of them and threw their spears.
3 They threw their spears as he bade them, but Minerva made them all of no effect.
4 Father, let me bring you a shield, two spears, and a brass helmet for your temples.
5 He chose four shields, eight spears, and four brass helmets with horse-hair plumes.
6 They set the battle in array near the ships, and the hosts aimed their bronze-shod spears at one another.
7 On this we fetched our spears and bows and arrows from the ships, and dividing ourselves into three bands began to shoot the goats.
8 There he chose twelve shields, with as many helmets and spears, and brought them back as fast as he could to give them to the suitors.
9 Do not aim at him all at once, but six of you throw your spears first, and see if you cannot cover yourselves with glory by killing him.
10 Meanwhile the suitors were throwing discs, or aiming with spears at a mark on the levelled ground in front of the house, and behaving with all their old insolence.
11 These all bit the dust, and as the others drew back into a corner Ulysses and his men rushed forward and regained their spears by drawing them from the bodies of the dead.
12 Meanwhile the suitors were throwing discs or aiming with spears at a mark on the levelled ground in front of Ulysses' house, and were behaving with all their old insolence.
13 Many made at me with their ashen spears and tried to kill me in their fury, but the king protected me, for he feared the wrath of Jove the protector of strangers, who punishes those who do evil.
14 When they were within he took her spear and set it in the spear-stand against a strong bearing-post along with the many other spears of his unhappy father, and he conducted her to a richly decorated seat under which he threw a cloth of damask.
15 Meantime Ulysses and his son fell upon the front line of the foe and smote them with their swords and spears; indeed, they would have killed every one of them, and prevented them from ever getting home again, only Minerva raised her voice aloud, and made every one pause.
16 Then seizing two strong spears I took my stand on the ship's bows, for it was there that I expected first to see the monster of the rock, who was to do my men so much harm; but I could not make her out anywhere, though I strained my eyes with looking the gloomy rock all over and over.
17 Then Ulysses and his son made all haste to take the helmets, shields, and spears inside; and Minerva went before them with a gold lamp in her hand that shed a soft and brilliant radiance, whereon Telemachus said, "Father, my eyes behold a great marvel: the walls, with the rafters, crossbeams, and the supports on which they rest are all aglow as with a flaming fire."
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