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1  There I sacked the town and put the people to the sword.
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2  Meanwhile I look a large wheel of wax and cut it up small with my sword.
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3  He shall have my sword, which is of bronze, all but the hilt, which is of silver.
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4  So I drew back, and sheathed my sword, whereon when he had drank of the blood he began with his prophecy.
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5  Here Perimedes and Eurylochus held the victims, while I drew my sword and dug the trench a cubit each way.
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6  When Circe strikes you with her wand, draw your sword and spring upon her as though you were going to kill her.
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7  He bound his sandals on to his comely feet, girded his sword about his shoulder, and left his room looking like an immortal god.
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8  He bound his sandals on to his comely feet, girded his sword about his shoulders, and left his room looking like an immortal god.
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9  Then I took my sword of bronze and slung it over my shoulders; I also took my bow, and told Eurylochus to come back with me and shew me the way.
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10  Then draw your sword and sit there, so as to prevent any other poor ghost from coming near the spilt blood before Teiresias shall have answered your questions.
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11  When the morning of the third day came I took my spear and my sword, and went away from the ship to reconnoitre, and see if I could discover signs of human handiwork, or hear the sound of voices.
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12  Thus, then, did we sit and hold sad talk with one another, I on the one side of the trench with my sword held over the blood, and the ghost of my comrade saying all this to me from the other side.
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13  I was at first inclined to seize my sword, draw it, and drive it into his vitals, but I reflected that if I did we should all certainly be lost, for we should never be able to shift the stone which the monster had put in front of the door.
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14  With these words he girded the sword about his shoulders and towards sundown the presents began to make their appearance, as the servants of the donors kept bringing them to the house of King Alcinous; here his sons received them, and placed them under their mother's charge.
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15  I lay dying upon the earth with the sword in my body, and raised my hands to kill the slut of a murderess, but she slipped away from me; she would not even close my lips nor my eyes when I was dying, for there is nothing in this world so cruel and so shameless as a woman when she has fallen into such guilt as hers was.
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16  While they were thus killing my men within the harbour I drew my sword, cut the cable of my own ship, and told my men to row with all their might if they too would not fare like the rest; so they laid out for their lives, and we were thankful enough when we got into open water out of reach of the rocks they hurled at us.
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17  When I saw them coming I told the men to be quick and flay the carcasses of the two dead sheep and make burnt offerings of them, and at the same time to repeat prayers to Hades and to Proserpine; but I sat where I was with my sword drawn and would not let the poor feckless ghosts come near the blood till Teiresias should have answered my questions.
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