Nestor (left) and Telemachus (right)
So here we are at Nestor's house, trying to find out what's happened to Odysseus.
Once they'd put aside desire for food and drink,
old Nestor the noble charioteer began, at last:
'Now's the time, now they've enjoyed their meal,
to probe our guests and find out who they are.
Strangers - friends, who are you?
Where did you sail from, over the running sea-lanes?
Out on a trading spree or roving the waves like pirates,
sea-wolves raiding at will, who risk their lives
to plunder other men?'
Poised Telemachus answered,
filled with heart, the heart Athena herself inspired,
to ask for the news about his father, gone so long
and make his name throughout the mortal world.
The Odyssey, Book 3: King Nestor Remembers. Fagles translation, lines 75 - 86.
Nestor very sensibly advises Telemachus not to stay away from home for too long, but to visit Menelaus the angry bloodnut and ask where Odysseus could be and if he is still alive.