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I will set forth; but going within my house I will clothe myself in fitting attire, and then I will hasten to the Argive fleet.

Chorus Leader
Why, what dress in place of this will you assume?

[205] One that fits my task and furtive steps.

Chorus Leader
One should ever learn wisdom from the wise; tell me, what will be your equipment?

I will fasten a wolf-skin about my back, and over my head put the brute's gaping jaws; [210] then fitting its fore-feet to ny hands and its hind-feet to my legs, I will go on all-fours in imitation of a wolf's gait to puzzle the enemy, when I approach their trenches and barriers round the ships. Rut whenever I come to a deserted spot, [215] I will walk on two feet; such is the ruse I have decided on.

Chorus Leader
May Hermes, Maia's child, escort you safely there and back, prince of tricksters as he is! You know what you have to do; good luck is all you need now.

I shall return in safety, and bring to you the head of Odysseus [220] when I have slain him, or the son of Tydeus, and with this clear proof before you you shall assert that Dolon went to the Argive fleet; for, before the dawn, I will come back home with bloodstained hand.Exit Dolon.

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