Book 1: A Visit From Grey-Eyes
Telemachus is visited by numerous suitors who basically eat him out of house and home. He is visited by Athena, who comes to him as Mentes. She puts courage into his heart and gives him the news that his father is still alive. She tells him to travel to Pylos to talk to Nestor and to Lacedamon to speak with Menelaus. She instructs him to travel for a year, and if he does not find his father he can give him the proper burial.
Book 2: Telemachus Gets His Courage
Telemachus decides to tell the suitors to leave. They, then, make his mother look bad by calling her out on how she deceived them. They make many threats as well. Telemachus sneaks away in the dead of night to begin his search for his father with the guidance of Athena. Telemachus knew she was a goddess and was given courage.
Book 3: Killin' Da Cow
Telemachus's ship arrives in Pylos, Nestor's great city. Telemachus approaches Nestor and speaks to him. He and Nestor begin to discuss the Trojan War, who was there, and what took place. They, then, feast over a heifer. Afterwards, Telemachus and Peisistratus set off on their horses to begin their journey.
Book 4: Pinnin' Da Old Guy
Descendants from Zeus came to Menelaus's island, and were cared for when they arrived. They sat down to a feast, where they told stories. Menelaus told stories of how he came to be where he was. The story was basically saying how he was told by a goddess to pin her father, and old man, to figure out which god was angry with him and had subjected him to this terrible island. Telemachus talked to Menelaus about his father, Odysseus, and got some information. Helen put a drug into the wine which made the men weep no more when they were upset.