Athena spoke to Nausicaa about being careless and not taking care of her things.
Athena told Nausicaa to talk to her father about taking a wagon with mules to the washing pools to wash her clothing.
Nausicaa's father said she could take the mules and the servants would provide a high cart with a covering. to the washing pools. Her mother, Arete, made them a picnic lunch.
They washed the clothes, ate, and played ball. The ball was thrown and...
Odysseus woke and crept out of the water with twigs and leaves. He asked Nausicaa to pity him and asked for any old clothes she could spare and directions to the city.
Nausicaa said since you have come to our land, I will give you clothes and show you the city. We are the Phaeacians.
Strangers are under the protection of Zeus. Give him food and water.
This man seems God like in appearance. He is the type of man I would like to marry. If only he can stay here.
Nausicaa said follow close behind the wagon. When we get to the beautiful grove, wait their till we get to the city. Then come and ask for my father, Alcinous. When you get to my fathers house, ask for my mother.Throw yourself upon her mercy.
The girls went on and Odysseus sat down and prayed to Athena that the Phaeacians will pity him and aid him.