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Summary Book XIV

Book 14
Following Athena's instructions, Odysseus, as a beggar, arrives on the thirty-fifth day at the hut of Eumaeus, his faithful swineherd. Eumaeus receives him generously, discussing at length affairs at home, and despairing of Odysseus' return. Odysseus again develops an elaborate lie, offering false information about Odysseus at Thesprotia; Eumaeus does not believe the tale. Odysseus wins a cloak with a story about Troy and retires to bed.