The Elson Readers. Readers Volume 6

The Elson Readers. Readers Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...more, and counseled peace. But he spoke in vain. For 15 Agamemnon answered: "Nestor, you speak well, and peace is good. But this fellow would lord it over all, and he must be taught that there is one here, at least, who is better than he." And Achilles said, "I were a slave and a coward, if I 20 owned you as my lord. Not so; play the master over others, but think not to master me." Then Achilles went apart from his comrades and sat upon the seashore, weeping bitter tears. He stretched out his hands with a loud prayer to his mother, who was Thetis, a5 a goddess of the sea. She heard him where she sat in the depths of the sea, and rose from the waves--you would have thought it a mist rising--and came to where he sat weeping. She stroked him with her hand, and called him by his name. so "What aileth thee, my son?" she said. Then he told her the story of his wrongs, and when he had ended, he said: "Go, I pray thee, to the top of Olympus, to the palace of Zeus. Often have I heard thee boast how, long ago, thou didst help him when the other gods would have bound him. Go now and call these things to his mind, and pray him to 5 help the sons of Troy and give them victory in the battle, so that the Greeks, as they flee before them, may know the kind of king they have, who has done such wrong to the bravest of his host." And his mother answered him, "Thy life is short, and 10 it should of right be without tears and full of joy; but now it seems to me to be both short and sad. But I will go, as thou sayest, to Olympus, to the palace of Zeus himself, and try to persuade him. Do thou sit still, and go not forth to the battle." 15 So Thetis went to the top of Olympus, to the palace of Zeus, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842081
  • 9781236842084