BOOK XVI - FATHER AND SON
Telemachus is welcomed warmly by Eumaeus, who introduces Odysseus, still
disguised as an old beggar.
When they are alone, Athena restores Odysseus to his true appearance, and
the two decide how to punish the suitors.
There are more than one hundred of them.
It is agreed that Telemachus should return to the palace and behave
normally, and Odysseus will enter still in disguise.
His presence must be kept a secret from everybody.
The suitors are dismayed that Telemachus has evaded their ambush, and they
discuss other methods regarding his disposal.