The Sphinx’s riddle was guessed; and the monster, knowing that its power was now at an end, tried to get away. But Oedipus would not allow it to do so; and, drawing his sword, he forced it back until it fell over a precipice, on the sharp stones below, and was dashed to pieces.

From: H. A. Guerber, The Story of the Greeks; edited for this online publication, by ELLOPOS BLOG