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Now is the time to show forethought, before the Argive army approaches our borders. [290] The war-strength of Mycenae is keen, but after these events more keen than ever. For this is the way with all heralds, to build up a tale twice as large as the truth. What grand story do you think he will tell his masters, [295] how he suffered monstrous treatment and barely escaped with his life?

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