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[510] Terrible it is, stranger, to arouse the old woe that has for so long been laid to rest: and yet I yearn to hear—

What now?

—Of that grief-filled anguish, cureless, with which you have wrestled.

[515] By your hospitality, do not uncover the shame that I have suffered!

Seeing that the tale is wide-spread and in no way weakens, I wish, friend, to hear it straight.

Ah me!

Grant the favor, I beg!

Alas, alas!

[520] Grant my wish, as I have granted yours to the full.

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