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Listen! With a louder noise this one crashes down unspeakably, [1465] hurled by Zeus! The hair of my head stands up for fear, my soul is dismayed; for again the lightning flashes in the sky. What end will it release? [1470] I fear it, for never does it fly forth in vain, or without serious results. O great Sky! O Zeus!

Children, the appointed end of life has reached this man; he can turn from it no more.

How do you know? By what means do you understand this?

[1475] I know it well. But let some one go, I pray you, as quickly as he can, and bring back the lord of this land.

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