- novem libros ferebat quos oracula deorum esse dicebat.
She was bringing nine books which the oracle was saying to be of the Gods.
consilium eorum semper petebatur ubi populus Romanus de periculo liberandus erat.
His council were always being asked where the Roman people must be set free from danger.
his deletis, Tarquinium rogavit num libros reliquos eodem pretio emere vellet.
Once the books were destroyed, she asked Tarquinius whether he wanted to buy the remaining books at the same price.
quod cum fecisset, placide rogavit num tres reliquos eodem pretio empturus esset.
Because she had done this, she calmly asked whether he wanted to buy the three remaining at the same price.
Tarquinius tandem, quod tantam constantiam non neglegendam esse intellexit, anui paruit.
At last Tarquinius, because he understood such a great perseverance not to be neglected, obeyed the old woman.
libros igitur tres emit non minore pretio quam pro omnibus primo petitum erat.
And so he bought the three books without a smaller price than was first asked for all of them.
et illa cum a rege discessisset postea numquam visa est.
And when she/that woman had departed from the King, he never saw her afterwards.