Menelaus got back to find Helen gone, and he called upon all Greece to help him. The chieftains responded, as they were bound to do. They cam eager for the great enterprise, to cross the sea and lay mighty Troy in ashes. (Page 181)
HELEN!!!!! PARIS YOU WILL PAY!!!!!
Two, however, of the first rank were missing: Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and Achilles, the son of Peleus and Thetis, the sea nymph. (Page 181)
We refuse to go to war! You can't make us!
And made him (Achilles) wear women's clothes and hide among the maidens. Odysseus pretended, therefore that he had gone mad, and when a messenger from the Greek army, the King was plowing a field and sowing it with salt instead of seed. (Pages 181 - 182)
Salt will help!!
Artemis was angry. One of her beloved wild creature, a hare, had been slain by the Greeks, together with her young, and the only way to calm the wind and ensure a safe voyage to Troy was to appease her by sacrificing to her a royal maiden, Iphigenia, the eldest daughter of the Commander in Chief, Agamemnon. (Page 182)
He sent home for her, writing his wife that he had arranged a great marriage for her, to Achilles, who has already shown himself the best and greatest of all the chieftains. (Page 182)
I accept his proposal!!!
This was terrible and all, but to her father hardly bearable. She died and the north wind ceased to blow and the Greek sips sailed out over the quiet sea. (Page 182)
Oh Artemis, why must you ask this of me?! For your mere rabbits..? I must destroy Troy... FOR IPHIGENIA!!!!