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 And when the jury are about to give their verdict, the herald first asks whether the litigants wish to challenge the evidence of the witnesses; for they are not allowed to challenge it after the voting has begun. Then he proclaims again, 'The pebble with the hole through it is a vote for the first speaker, and the whole pebble one for the second speaker.' And the juryman when taking the pebbles out of the lamp-stand presses the pebble against the lamp-stand and does not let the parties to the action see either the perforated pebble or the whole one, and throws the one that he wishes to count into the copper vessel and the one that he discards into the wooden one.