Narrator: Athena now gave Penelope the idea to put the idea to put in Odysseus's bow and the iron axe heads in front of the suitors in the great hall, to serve as a test and as the beginning of their destruction. (21.1-4).
"I am going to sit out the mighty bow of Odysseus. Whichever of you most easily strings the bow and shoots an arrow through all 12 axes-with that man I will go and will say goodbye to this house of my marriage..." (21.69-72).
"Give him the bow; let us see what he will do. I promise that is Apollo grants him the honorof stringing it, I will give him a handsome cloak and a tunic..."(21. 326-329).
Narrator: "...the arrow flew straight from the holes of each of the twelve axes, from first to last, not missing one of them..."(21.412-413).
Narrator:"As he finished he gave him a nod, and Telemachus slung on his sword and grasped his spear, and he stood by the chair near his father, armed in glittering bronze"(21.423-425).