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Why does Eumaeus say he will not give Ulysses a cloak to keep?
He thinks Ulysses is an undeserving beggar and is only there to take advantage of the hospitality.
He wants to ask Penelope first because she is the mistress of the estate.
He is so poor now that does not even have a cloak for himself.
He fears his cloak is too old and will offend the guest, who may be a god in disguise.
He had none to spare, but will ask Telemachus for one when he returns.