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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. the Acropolis.We stayed there when you went because wethought Apollo meant that. But the Per-sians shot burning arrows, and our woodenwalls fell in fire. But even then the enemy 148 Men of Old Greece could not get up to us, for we rolled greatrocks down the steep sides. But at last afew crawled up where we had no guards.Then some of us died fighting. Some ran tothe holy altar of Athene, but the Persianskilled them there. When I saw that the fightwas lost, I ran to tell you. I went down theunderground stair and through the cave.Surely Athene guarded me as I

. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. the Acropolis.We stayed there when you went because wethought Apollo meant that. But the Per-sians shot burning arrows, and our woodenwalls fell in fire. But even then the enemy 148 Men of Old Greece could not get up to us, for we rolled greatrocks down the steep sides. But at last afew crawled up where we had no guards.Then some of us died fighting. Some ran tothe holy altar of Athene, but the Persianskilled them there. When I saw that the fightwas lost, I ran to tell you. I went down theunderground stair and through the cave.Surely Athene guarded me as I Stock Photo
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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. the Acropolis.We stayed there when you went because wethought Apollo meant that. But the Per-sians shot burning arrows, and our woodenwalls fell in fire. But even then the enemy 148 Men of Old Greece could not get up to us, for we rolled greatrocks down the steep sides. But at last afew crawled up where we had no guards.Then some of us died fighting. Some ran tothe holy altar of Athene, but the Persianskilled them there. When I saw that the fightwas lost, I ran to tell you. I went down theunderground stair and through the cave.Surely Athene guarded me as I stole around thegreat army. As I left the shore, I turned backand saw the roof of the temple fall and theflames shoot up. A smoke hangs over allAthens. She is dead and buried on her holyhill. Then all that shipload of men groanedand could not speak a word. But menfrom other ships were shouting questions,and at last the answer came, Athens is burned, Xerxes has come.Then suddenly here and there sails wereraised, and ships moved off.. ATHENE Themistocles 1 W What are you doing? men from otherboats called. We are going home, came the answer.Only fools will stay. Only cowards will go, shouted anAthenian. Have you no gods to make youashamed ? Do you call yourselves Greeks? Bah!They are Persians. Such were the cries that came from theAthenian boats and from some others. Yetmany were silent, wishing to run away. The captains came together to plan whatto do. A Spartan was general. They meton his boat. There was a long talk. Atlast the meeting ended, and Themistoclescame rowing back to his own boat. Hisbrow was heavy. His face was gloomy.He went aboard and walked to the bow.Here he stood looking off into the dark,towards Athens. His men watched him, 150 Men of Old Greece and their hearts grew sick. After a whilean old man, his friend, went close to him. ; What do they plan to do ? he asked ina low voice. To go south and wait before Corinth,Themistocles answered, without turning. o Do yo

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