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I've got it! A giant, wooden horse!
A wooden horse? How might that work?
Off to Tenedos!
Odysseus called some of his men over, and shared his epiphany that believed could end the decade long Trojan War. He explained he would have one of his most skilled workers build a giant wooden horse that could help them invade the city of Troy once and for all. The Greeks agreed, thinking this might be their only option.
Once the large horse was finished, most of the Greeks sailed to a nearby island named Tenedos, where they would hide out until the war has ended. Odysseus and the other Greeks rolled it to the gates of Troy in the night and climbed in. They left Sinon back at the camp to tell the Trojans the story that Odysseus prepared him with.
Let's go, hurry, and be quiet!
Early that next morning, two Trojans guarding the gates of Troy noticed the large horse. They wanted to bring it in and expect their truce gift from the Greeks, but Princess Cassandra and a priest both advised it was a bad idea. The Trojans did it anyway, and decided to bring the Trojan Horse through the gates. Sinon was later found and interrogated, but managed to escape.
After one long, sizzling day in the sun, the Trojans finally got the horse through the gates. When night fell, drinks were served, and parties were thrown. "The was is over!" the Trojans celebrated. After a long night of partying for their long awaited victory, the Trojans went to sleep peacefully that night for the first time in 10 years.
Once the city of Troy had settled, Odysseus and the Greeks slowly and ever so quietly crawled out of the Trojan Horse, itching for the destruction to begin. The Fall of Troy began by the Greeks starting everything in sight on fire. Odysseus knew how intoxicated the Trojans were, and knew a fire would be a hard escape for them.
Within no time, the people of Troy began to react. Men and women were killed, and babies were flung over the city walls. In not even 24 hours, the city that was celebrating their "victory" and learning how to live without war once again was left ablaze. The city of Troy was left to be ruins.
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