The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:|
between Telemachus and the ship. On this Theoclymenus called him
apart and caught him by the hand. "Telemachus," said he, "that
bird did not fly on your right hand without having been sent
there by some god. As soon as I saw it I knew it was an omen; it
means that you will remain powerful and that there will be no
house in Ithaca more royal than your own."
"I wish it may prove so," answered Telemachus. "If it does, I
will show you so much good will and give you so many presents
that all who meet you will congratulate you."
Then he said to his friend Piraeus, "Piraeus, son of Clytius,
you have throughout shown yourself the most willing to serve me