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Hector
Since this finds favor with you all, prevail. To Aeneas. Go and calm the allies; perhaps the army hearing of our midnight council is disturbed. [140] Mine shall it be to send one forth to spy upon the foe. And if I discover any plot among them, you shall fully hear of it and be present to learn the report; but in case they are starting off in flight, with eager ear await the trumpet's call, [145] for then I will not stay, but will this very night engage the Argive army there where their ships are hauled up.

Aeneas
Send out the spy at once; there's safety in your counsels now. And you shall find me steadfast at your side, whenever occasion calls.

Hector
What Trojan of those present in council [150] volunteers to go and spy on the Argive fleet? Who will be that patriot? Who says yes? I myself cannot at every point serve my country and my friends in arms.

Dolon
I for my country will gladly run this risk [155] and go to spy on the Argive fleet, and when I have learned fully all that the Achaeans plot I will return. I undertake this toil on these conditions.

Hector
True to his name indeed, his country's friend is Dolon. Your father's house was famed before, [160] but now you have made it doubly so.

Dolon
So must I toil, but for my pains I should receive fitting wages. For set a reward on any deed, and it breeds a double favor.

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