Nisus was the guard of the gate, he was fiercest in arms and nearby was his friend Euralyus none of Aeneas followers and no other that wore trojan armour was more handsome than him, they shared one love, they used to rush into battle side by side but now they were guarding the gate in a shared watch.
Other animals in the land were easing their troubles in sleep and their hearts were forgetful of labours. The trojans leaders, the chosen youth were having a counsel about the most important matter of the state of what to do now and who should be messenger to Aeneas.
They stood leaning on their long spears in the middle of the camp in open space. Then immediatley Nisus and Euralyus eagerly pledged to be admitted. They said the matter was important and worth their while. First Iulus recieved the excited men and order Nisus to speak.
Then the song of Hyrtacus spoke,' Listen with open minds o followers of Aeneas and lets not look the thing we bring be looked at by our years and do not judge our suggestions by our age . The Rutuli have fallen silent relaxed with sleep and wine we ourselves have seen a place for a suprise attack which lies open at a fork in the road from the gate nearest the sea. The watch fires are broken and the black smoke rises to the sky.
if you allow us to make use of fortune to llok for Aeneas and the walls of Pallanteum you will soon we that we shall be here with spoils after completing huge slaughter. Nor will the road deceive us as we go we saw the ouskirts of the city from the dark valley on our frequent hunting and we recognised the whole river.
They marched armed immediately, at the gate a band of leading men, both young and old escorted them as they went with good wishes. and also the handsome Iulus beyond his years and bearing mainly spirit and responsibilty was giving many orders to be carried to his father but the breezes scattered everything and gave them useless gifts to the cloud.
Having gone out they climbed over the ditches and made for the enemy camps through the darkness of the night however first destined to killed many. Everywhere they saw bodies sprawled in drunken sleep around the grass, the chariots on the shore tipped up among the reins and wheels man, both their weapons and their wine cups. Nisus thus with his mouth.