Telemachus calls the elders and the suitors to an assembly where he accuses the suitors of killing his animals, drinking his wine, and wasting his resources. The suitors, mainly Antinous laugh at his accusation and in turn blame Penelope for manipulating them into staying while refusing to choose a husband. Antinous then suggests that Telemachus should force Penelope to go back to her father until she picks a husband. Telemachus refuses to exile his mother. When two eagles are sent down from Mount Olympus, Halitherses predicts that Odysseus will return. However, Eurymachus laughs at him and dismisses the idea. Telemachus then prosses that he shall venture to Pylos and Sparta, and if he discovers his father is dead, he will "hold the funeral rites" and pick a new husband for his mother. When Telemachus returns home, he tells his nurse he is leaving and she cries and tells him not to go. However, he reassures her by telling her the gods are on his side. Athena went into town as Telemachus and gathered a crew of men and a fast ship. Then, she told Telemachus to go to the docks and the crew departed.