By Michael HONE
‘’And lower than, a golden missile left Heracles' avenging bow with a frightened twang. Paris stood hypnotized, until eventually its iron spikes tore via his hand, shattering bones and splintering his bow right into a thousand fragments. Paris hadn't the time to consider soreness for Philoctetes had permit choose one other missile, this one aflame just like the coalescing of 1000 stars. It should have been guided through Achilles, for it struck Paris within the heel, simply as he used to be turning to run. Down got here the Trojan prince upon the bloody clods that had as soon as fed him wheat, yet have been now consuming their due. Paris raised his head, numb with confusion, and vaguely searched out Philoctetes from whom he might beg his lifestyles. yet back he used to be too past due. a 3rd arrow crossed the sunlit heavens, and on its stout shaft dying hitched a experience. Paris had in simple terms the time to lean again for a final examine Helen at the ramparts, ahead of the barbed head plunged into his eye socket and mind, bringing down evening and hideous Oblivion.’’
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