During the night, Athena appeared and told Telemachus that he needs to get home. He told his crew to get ready to leave but they insisted that they wait until morning so they can get all the Xenia from Menelaus. Once morning came, Telemachus told Menelaus that he must leave at once and that he has no time to go about the town receiving gifts. They ate and Menelaus sent them off with many priceless gifts. When they are about to leave, Theoclymenus, a fugitive who had killed a man, asked who they were and if he could join them, or he would be killed. Telemachus said yes and they journeyed off. Back in Ithaca, Odysseus still disguised, told Eumaeus that he was going to go off to the town so that he is not a burden, but Eumaeus insist that he stays until Telemachus gets back. Eumaeus told Odysseus his story on how he came to Ithaca and how his mother and him were tricked into coming on a ship with men. His mother thought that they were going to take her back to native land, but once her and Eumaeus started sailing, the men killed the mother and pushed her overboard. Eumaeus was then sold to Laertes and raised by Anticleia. When Telemachus arrives to Ithaca, he told the crew to go town, but he was going to go see Eumaeus and the farm. He sends Theoclymenus to go stay with Piraeus, who had sailed with them.