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Chorus
Hush,boy!

Neoptolemus
What is it?

Chorus
I heard a sudden thud, one that might naturally come from a man worn by pain. From there it came, I think—or there. [205] It strikes, strikes hard on my ear, the sure sound of someone creeping along his way as if tortured. I cannot miss that grievous cry of a man hard-pressed, even from afar—its tone is too clear.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax, 693
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