Devovit. When Meleager was newly born, his mother by accident overheard the Fates in discourse about him. One of them, holding a stick in her hand, said, "The child shall live till that be consumed," putting it into the fire round which they sat. Upon their departure she took it from the fire, and laid it up carefully. But after he had slain his uncles, as above related, his mother, enraged to the highest degree, burned the billet; and Meleager, seized with a burning fever, died.
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