Telemachus and Pisistratus arrive in Pylos and Telemachus asks that Pisistratus bring him right to his ship, for time is of the essence and Telemachus worries that Nestor would force him to be his guest, prolonging his journey. Pisistratus obliges and Telemachus arrives at his ship. He starts working to prepare for the journey ahead immediately, attracting the attention of a stranger who asked where he came from and who he was. Telemachus replies with the truth, and the story resonates with the stranger. The man told Telemachus that he has killed a member of his own tribe and was, therefore, being sought after. The stranger begged that he be let on board Telemachus’s ship, so that he may survive. Telemachus welcomes the stranger on board, and they head to Ithaca.