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And when all have voted, the attendants take the vessel that is to count and empty it out on to a reckoning-board with as many holes in it as there are pebbles, in order that they may be set out visibly and be easy to count, and that the perforated and the whole ones may be clearly seen by the litigants. And those assigned by lot to count the voting-pebbles count them out on to the reckoning-board, in two sets, one the whole ones and the other those perforated. And the herald proclaims the number of votes, the perforated pebbles being for the prosecutor, and the whole ones for the defendant; and whichever gets the larger number wins the suit, but if the votes are equal, the defendant wins.

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