In book 16 what is telemachus first reaction when odysseus reveals his identity to him
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He does not believe that Odysseus is his father since he has come from Menelaus' kingdom where they have said he must be dead.
Telemachus challenges Odysseus; Odysseus reappears as himself rather than the old beggar and Telemachus says, "Stranger,/you are no longer what you were just now!/Your cloak is new; even your skin! You are/one of the gods who rule the sweep of heaven!/Be kind to us, we'll make you fair oblation/and gifts of hammered gold. Have mercy on us!"/The noble and enduring man replied:/"No god. Why take me for a god? No, no./I am that fther whomyour boyhood lacked/and suffered pain for lack of. I am he."
Odyssey, Robert Fitzgerald translation