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"Odysseus, who was as crafty as he was valiant, hit upon the following plan [noos]:

"‘Keep still,’ said he in a low voice, ‘or the others will hear you.’ Then he raised his head on his elbow.

"‘My friends,’ said he, ‘I have had a dream from heaven in my sleep. We are a long way from the ships; I wish some one would go down and tell Agamemnon to send us up more men at once.’

"On this Thoas son of Andraimon threw off his cloak and set out running to the ships, whereon I took the cloak and lay in it comfortably enough till morning. Would that I were still young and strong [biê] as I was in those days, for then some one of you swineherds would give me a cloak both out of good will and for the respect [aidôs] due to a brave warrior; but now people look down upon me because my clothes are shabby."

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