And in like manner Eumaeus prayed that Ulysses might return home.
But he succeeded so well that Eumaeus had no suspicion who his strange guest could be.
Eumaeus and the cowherd went out into the court, and Ulysses followed them.
Telemachus sprang to his father's side, Eumaeus stood by him, and the fighting was short and bitter.
We see no women "with deep or pouch," whereas the nurse of Eumaeus could conceal three cups in her pouch.
There is also a third portion, the return of Eumaeus from the palace to the hut, which portion is short and unimportant.
Eumaeus was carrying the bow to Ulysses, when the wooers made such an uproar that he laid it down, in fear for his life.
The Odyssey is more frequently religious (see the case of Eumaeus) than the Iliad.
Eumaeus the swine-herd belts his chiton with a girdle when he goes out to his work.
Remembering the anxiety of his mother during his absence he sent Eumaeus to the town to acquaint her with his arrival.