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The Chorus reenters in two bands.

First Semichorus
Toil follows toil yielding toil! Where, where have I not trudged? And still no place can say that I have shared its secret. [870] Listen! A sudden thud!

Second Semichorus
We made it, we shipmates of your voyage.

Semichorus 1
[875] What news, then?

Semichorus 2
All the westward flank of the ships has been scoured for tracks.

Semichorus 1
And did you find anything?

Semichorus 2
Only an abundance of toil. There was nothing more to see.

Semichorus 1
Neither, as a matter of fact, has the man been seen along the path that faces the shafts of the morning sun.

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