Tales for the longest nights

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“Stranger,” replied Eumaeus, “as regards your question: sit still, make yourself comfortable, drink your wine, and listen to me. The nights are now at their longest; there is plenty of time both for sleeping and sitting up talking together; you ought not to go to bed till bed time, too much sleep is as bad as too little.

Translated by Samuel Butler, The Odyssey, London & New York: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1900.
Illustration inspired by a Native American design.
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3 thoughts on “Tales for the longest nights

  1. Thank you for this comment, which makes me think… how many friends cross our paths each day in street without our ever getting to know them…?

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