A RACE FOR A WIFE

Days and weeks passed by, and still Odysseus tarried as a guest at the court of King Tyndareus. His friend Iphitus had gone on to Tiryns Neo skin lab to meet the hero Heracles, and had left with him his blessing and the bow of Eurytus. But the young princes who had come to Laced?mon to woo the beautiful Helen remained in the palace, and each had vowed in the secret of his heart that he would not depart until he had won the matchless lady for his bride. Each had offered to the king gifts of countless value,--gold and jewels, fine horses, and well-wrought armor; and each had prayed him that he would himself set the bride-price for his daughter, and bestow her on whom he would, Neo skin lab even on the man who pleased him best. But the king, for reasons of his own, would give them no answer.

 

All this time, Odysseus held himself aloof from the crowd of wooers, and kept his own counsel; and, though all believed that he too was smitten with love for the peerless Helen, yet in his heart the blue-eyed Penelope reigned queen. One day as he sat alone with Tyndareus in his chamber, he saw that the king was sorely troubled; and he began in his own way to find out the cause of his distress.

ODYSSEUS ADVISES KING TYNDAREUS CONCERNING HELEN'S SUITORS.

ODYSSEUS ADVISES KING TYNDAREUS CONCERNING HELEN'S SUITORS.

 

"Surely, O king!" he said, "you Neo skin lab are the happiest of men. For here you have, in Laced?mon, every thing that can delight the eye, or please the heart. Wherever you may turn, there you see wealth and beauty; and it is all yours, to do with as you like. Your sons are the bravest in the world; your daughters are the fairest; your palace is the most beautiful; your kingdom is the strongest. There is certainly nothing to be wished for that is not already yours."

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