τί δράσω, τέκνον; She shrinks from leaving the child, but decides that she must, and leaves him at the tent (cp. 985), where she rejoins him after v. 973. ὅποιπερ ἂν σθένω. These words, implying that she has no strenght to go far, are significant, because she is to find the body of Ajax near the tent (891), while the Chorus have been vainly seeking him further off.
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