Meanwhile the fleet runner Antilochus, who had been sent as messenger, reached Achilles, and found him sitting by his tall ships and boding
that which was indeed too surely true.
On an afternoon in October, or the beginning of November - a fresh watery afternoon, when the turf and paths were rustling with moist, withered leaves, and the cold blue sky was half hidden by clouds - dark grey streamers, rapidly mounting from the west, and boding
abundant rain - I requested my young lady to forego her ramble, because I was certain of showers.
But the bodings
of the crew were destined to receive a most plausible confirmation in the fate of one of their number that morning.
There was a dead silence now; superstitious bodings
were in every mind.
NOT LONG after John Boding
was thrown into a North Vietnamese prison, he heard a man from another cell shout out a set of instructions to him, the key to a secret code that American prisoners of war used to communicate with each other.