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You, who remain here, get chopped wood [1025] and everything needed for the sacrifice ready.

Don't I look like a diviner preparing his mystic fire?

Undoubtedly. Will anything that a wise man ought to know escape you? Don't you know all that a man should know, [1030] who is distinguished for his wisdom and inventive daring?

There! the wood catches. Its smoke blinds poor Stilbides. I am now going to bring the table and thus be my own slave.

He goes into the house.

[1035] You have braved a thousand dangers to save your sacred town. All honor to you! your glory will be ever envied.

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