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Then Caïcus yelled From the rampart dealing with inland: “Countrymen, 50 what's the mass of fellows thereon the obvious In a depressing cloud of dirt? Take hands, be quickly, Hand missiles out, and spears, and guy the partitions. the following comes the enemy. On protect! ” In tumult fifty five again to the camp via the entire gates retiring Trojans took place at the partitions— for therefore on his departure their most sensible soldier, Aeneas, had steered them: if any Emergency arose, to not do conflict, 60 to not entrust their fortunes to the sector, yet secure at the back of their partitions to carry the camp. for this reason, although disgrace and anger tempted them To a pitched conflict, nonetheless they barred Their gates as he commanded, and compact sixty five In towers, armed, awaited the enemy. Turnus, driving difficult, had left the gradual major column some distance in the back of. Now he became up sooner than the camp, with twenty selected horsemen. A Thracian piebald was once his mount, his helm 70 All golden with a purple plume. He shouted: “Who will or not it's, males? Who will subscribe to with me To open the assault? glance the following! ” He solid excessive within the air his spinning javelin— seventy five First in that struggle. Then the tall horseman rode directly onward within the open box. His troop Took up the cry and galloped after him With a wild din, yelling astonishment At Trojans’ faint hearts. eighty “They won’t probability themselves within the open in a good struggle, won’t come down to face as much as us. How they hug the camp! ” Now Turnus furiously this manner and that Rode around the partitions and sought for a fashion in eighty five the place there has been none. As a wolf at the prowl around a whole sheepfold howls at crevices, Enduring wind and rain at lifeless of evening, whereas nestled secure lower than the ewes the lambs sustain their bleating; he, beside himself, ninety suffering from gathered starvation, Jaws athirst for blood, in all his fury can't succeed in them, rend them: so the Rutulian Flared up with helpless rage at what he observed Of partitions and camp, a fever in his bones. ninety five How may perhaps he paintings an front? by way of what path Dislodge the shut-in Trojans from their rampart, Get them to factor at the undeniable? The fleet! subsequent to the camp it lay, shielded by way of earthworks at the land aspect and by way of the working flow. a hundred He rode for it, calling his cheering males To raise fireplace, and he, himself enflamed, Took up a blazing pine torch in his hand. Then as his presence recommended them on, all of them Rode from side to side in earnest to arm themselves a hundred and five With evil torches, tearing camp-fires aside As fuming manufacturers gave off a pitchy glare And Vulcan clouded heaven with smoke and ash. Now which of the immortals, Muse, dispelled That merciless conflagration from the Trojans? a hundred and ten Who became these fires from the ships? inform me The previous trust and the everlasting story. In these days whilst Aeneas formed his fleet On Phrygian Ida and ready to sail The deep sea, then the mum of the gods, a hundred and fifteen The Berecynthian, addressed nice Jove: “Son, now Olympus owns your mastery, provide your expensive mom what she asks of you. there has been a wooded area of pines I enjoyed for years, A grove excessive on a mountain crest, the place males one hundred twenty introduced choices to me—a dusky position With darkish pine bushes and a tall stand of maple.