1 My sons," said he, "make haste to do as I shall bid you.
2 Now goddess," he answered, "there is something behind all this; you cannot be really meaning to help me home when you bid me do such a dreadful thing as put to sea on a raft.
3 You seem to be a sensible person, do then as I bid you; strip, leave your raft to drive before the wind, and swim to the Phaeacian coast where better luck awaits you.
4 But be sure and do as I bid you, for you seem to be a sensible person.
5 So one of Dolius's sons went as he was bid.
6 I bowed and waited, thinking she would bid me take a seat.
7 I took her hand in mine, and bid her be composed; for a succession of shudders convulsed her frame, and she would keep straining her gaze towards the glass.
8 He was unfit for attending to such matters then, but he bid me speak to his lawyer; and at length permitted me to go.
9 Isabella was dead; and he wrote to bid me get mourning for his daughter, and arrange a room, and other accommodations, for his youthful nephew.
10 I bid the trembling and bewildered child get down, and enter.
11 I bid her be cautious lest she got a fall, and she nimbly disappeared.
12 He bid her add a spoonful of wine from a bottle on the table; and having swallowed a small portion, appeared more tranquil, and said she was very kind.
13 I trotted up their garden, and was turning round to the back, when that fellow Earnshaw met me, took my bridle, and bid me go in by the front entrance.
14 He bid me be silent; and then, for the first time, allowed himself a glance round the room and a look at the pictures.
15 Earnshaw rose, too, and bid her come to the settle, and sit close by the fire: he was sure she was starved.