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[710] Once before he came into this city, with swimming bleary eyes, clad in rags and tatters, his sword hidden in his cloak. [715] And like some vagrant menial he slunk about begging his living, his head rough and dirty; and he spoke bitterly of the royal house of the Atreidae—as though he were really opposed to those chiefs! [720] Would, oh! would he had perished, as was his due, before he set foot on Phrygia's soil!

Whether it was really Odysseus or not, I am afraid; for Hector will blame us sentinels.

What can he allege?

He will suspect.

[725] What have we done? Why are you afraid?

They got past us—

Well, who?

The ones who came this night to the Phrygian army.

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