The oracle in Delphi has said, that a man wearing one sandal should take the kingdom from pelias, and keep it for himself.
Meanwhile in Iolchos by the sea the old king pelias had died.
And at night pelias feasted them like a king, and they slept in his palace porch.
It was from this place that pelias despatched Jason and the ship Argo.
Jason delivered the fleece to pelias, and dedicated the Argo to Neptune.
In the night she persuaded the daughters of pelias to kill him.
And pelias laughed, and drove the young man out of his palace.
Yet the eyes of pelias, the king, were dark, and a settled scowl was on his brow.
He watched for the one-sandalled enemy as eagerly as pelias may be supposed to have done.
But pelias, if he had not much courage, had plenty of craft.