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But what? Try to find some way. For myself, I am ready for anything, so much do I burn to run along the tiers of the tribunal with my voting-pebble in my hand.

Leader of the Chorus
[350] There is surely some hole through which you could manage to squeeze from within, and escape dressed in rags, like the crafty Odysseus.

Everything is sealed fast; not so much as a gnat could get through. Think of some other plan; there is no possible hole of escape.

Leader of the Chorus
Do you recall how, when you were with the army at the taking of Naxos, [355] you descended so readily from the top of the wall by means of the spits you had stolen?

I remember that well enough, but what connection is there with present circumstances? I was young, clever at thieving, I had all my strength,

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