1 On this the maids left off running away and began calling one another back.
2 Get you to your bed, and leave me here to talk with your mother and the maids.
3 The girl, therefore, threw a ball at one of the maids, which missed her and fell into deep water.
4 When the maids had washed and anointed them, and had given them cloaks and shirts, they took their seats at table.
5 So the maids went out, carrying a torch, and made the beds, to which a man-servant presently conducted the strangers.
6 They pulled without flagging, and carried not only Nausicaa and her wash of clothes, but the maids also who were with her.
7 She did tell me to follow along with the maids, but I was ashamed and afraid, for I thought you might perhaps be displeased if you saw me.
8 As long as we are going past the fields and farm lands, follow briskly behind the waggon along with the maids and I will lead the way myself.
9 When Minerva had done all this she went away, whereon the maids came in from the women's room and woke Penelope with the sound of their talking.
10 She was careful not to go too fast for Ulysses and the maids who were following on foot along with the waggon, so she plied her whip with judgement.
11 The rest, stay all of you where you are; tell the maids in the house to prepare an excellent dinner, and to fetch seats, and logs of wood for a burnt offering.
12 It had been made by Icmalius and had a footstool all in one piece with the seat itself; and it was covered with a thick fleece: on this she now sat, and the maids came from the women's room to join her.