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SHIP; OR, THE WISHES Lucian. Did I not say a vulture would sooner
overlook his spoils among the dead, though they lay out upon the
road, than Timolaus miss an unusual sight ? He would not miss it
though he had to go to Corinth for it, and run all the way without
taking breath. Yes, you do love a spectacle, and never spare
yourself for such pleasures. Timolaus. Why, what would you have,
Lucian ? I had nothing to do, and I was told of this monster vessel
of extraordinary proportions putting in at the Piraeus. She is one
of the Egyptian corn ships, and bound for Italy. I am pretty
certain that both of you, Samippus and yourself, left the city with
no other object than to see the vessel. Luc. Quite true, and
Adeimantus of Myrrinus came with us. I don't know, though, where he
is now, for he wandered off among the crowd of spectators. We came
together as far as the ship, and we were in the act of going on
board. You went first, I think, Samippus, and next to you was
Adeimantus, and I came after him, clinging to him with both hands;
he escorted me the whole length of the gangway, and handed me up,
though I had sandals on, and he had none; but afterthat, I never
set eyes on him again, either on board, or after we came ashore.
Samippus. Do you remember, Lucian, where he left us ? It was, I
think, just when that handsome youth came forward from the
cabin?the youth who had a dress of fine linen, and his hair tied up
and drawn back from both sides of his forehead. I think I know
Adeimantus, and I believe that the sight of this pretty fellow made
him bid a long good-bye to the shipwright, though he was then
taking us round the ship; and that he is now standing by the
Egyptian shedding the customary tear; for our friend's admirations
always end in tears. Luc. Samippus, / di...
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