He was in case to bring even that about. And tell me this in good sooth, that I may know for a surety: did he take thy black ship from thee perforce against thy will? or didst thou give it him of free will at his entreaty? Then Noemon, son of Phromius, answered him saying: 'I gave it him myself of free will.
And Antinous and god-like Eurymachus were seated there, the chief men of the wooers, who were far the most excellent of all. And Noemon, son of Phromius, drew nigh to them and spake unto Antinous and questioned him, saying: 'Antinous, know we at all, or know we not, when Telemachus will return from sandy Pylos?