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With these words she made her mistress leave off crying, and dried the tears from her eyes.
She told the vision to go to the house of Ulysses, and to make Penelope leave off crying, so it came into her room by the hole through which the thong went for pulling the door to, and hovered over her head saying,
Bid him leave off fighting, and either join the company of the gods, or go down into the sea.
He bids you leave off fighting, and either join the company of the gods or go down into the sea; if, however, you take no heed and disobey him, he says he will come down here and fight you.
Now, Sir, you play away at that, while we have supper, and leave off if you dare.'