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The Second Tetralogy: Prosecution for Accidental Homicide
Reply to a Charge of Accidental Homicide
Second Speech for the Prosecution
 Have pity, then, on this child, the victim of calamity, though guilty of no error: and have pity on me, an old man in distress, stricken thus suddenly with sorrow. Do not bring a miserable fate upon us by condemning us: but show that you fear God by acquitting us. The dead boy is not unavenged for the calamity which befell him: nor ought we ourselves to share the responsibility for errors due to our accusers.